New Hampshire, like the rest of the nation, is experiencing an increase in the numbers and diversity of its foreign-born population. The state's foreignborn population has experienced significant changes recently that are different from most other states.
Highlights of the report
* The percentage of the population that is foreign born in New Hampshire was above the national average in the first half of the 20th century and now it is significantly below the national average.
* In the early 2000s -- from a relatively low base -- the state's percentage of foreignborn
population has been increasing faster than all but six other states.
* Immigrants to New Hampshire come from a wider range of places than is true elsewhere.
* New Hampshire's foreign-born population has higher levels of educational attainment and income than the national average.
* New Hampshire's foreign-born population is geographically concentrated in Hillsborough County and Manchester.
* In the 1990s, New Hampshire had a lower foreign-born growth rate than the national average, but that is changing in the 21st century.