- NEW HAMPSHIRE
With an area of 9,304 square miles, New Hampshire is the 5th smallest state in the nation. As it was estimated in 2014, the state’s population was 1,326,813. New Hampshire is 9th least populous of the 50 states. The landmarks of the state are: “Franconia Notch”, “Cranmore Mountain Resort”, “White Mountain Central Railroad” etc.
The oldest school in the state is “Dartmouth College”. State’s five public universities are administered by the University System of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire’s total state product was estimated $60 billion in 2008, ranking 40th in the US and the medium household income was $49,467, ranking 7th highest in the nation. Agricultural outputs are: dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, and eggs. The state’s industrial outputs are: machinery, electric equipment, rubber and plastic products and tourism. State’s budget in the fiscal year 2008 was $5.11 billion, including $1.48 billion federal funds. New Hampshire has narrower taxes on lodging, meals, vehicles, tools on state roads, business and investment income.
Half of the households in the state are using fuel oil for heating and the state’s per capita energy consumption is one of the lowest in US. The state imposes a 5% tax on dividends and interest income. However, the state has no general sales tax and no personal state income tax, so the state’s tax burden is relatively low. In 2013, according to the Census Bureau, New Hampshire had the nation’s lowest poverty rate for 8.7% of all residents.