Concord, New Hampshire

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  • New Hampshire became a state June 21, 1788, the 9th state admitted to the Union.
  • Concord became state capital: 1808
  • Incorporated: 1734
  • Name Origin: Named “Concord” by Gov Benning Wentworth to reflect harmony after boundary dispute

New Hampshire became a state in 1788, but its capital was in dispute for the next 20 years. The state house was begun in 1808 and finished in 1819. It is built of some of the granite New Hampshire is famous for. New Hampshire’s legislature is the largest in the country – more than 400 seats.

Canterbury Shaker Village is in Concord. Also the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, a memorial to the nation’s first teacher in space.

There is skiing nearby, in the White Mountains. You can ride to the top of Mt Washington on a cog railroad. Robert Frost wrote most of his poetry when he lived at Franconia, just to the north.

Key Words: Dispute, Granite, Largest Legislature, Skiing, Mountain

Things To Love About Concord

Children dancing on the capitol square during festival time; the footprint left by Robert Frost; the stone walled farms and paths through snowy woods, the hardy granite soils and souls; the wind and rain and bottom-line tenacity.

Blogs To Read About Concord

Another Blue Day

Hardy As A Rock

Less Traveled By

Capital City Basics

  • Population: 42,695, 42nd largest in population of the 50 capital cities
  • Population density: 665 persons per square mile
  • Land area of city: 64.5 square miles
  • Elevation: 288 feet, 31st highest in elevation of the 50 capital cities
  • Normal high/low temps: January 31/10, July 82/58. Annual rainfall: 41 inches
  • Time Zone: Eastern
  • Water near: Merrimack River
  • Mountains near: White Mountains. Mount Washington, in the northern part of the state, is the highest point in New Hampshire at 6,288 feet.
  • Miles to three nearest State Capitals: Boston, MA 68; Montpelier, VT 116; Providence, RI 118
  • Miles to National Capitol in Washington, DC: 499

Population Statistics from US 2010 Census

  • 42,695            Population
  • 20.7%              Under 18
  • 13.8%              Over 65
  • 3.4%                Asian
  • 2.2%                Black
  • 2.1%                 Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.3%                Native Alaskan or American Indian
  • 0.0%                Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 90.5%              White

Education Statistics from US 2010 Census

  • 6.8%                English Not Spoken at Home
  • 92.3%              High School Graduate
  • 36.5%              Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Economic Statistics from US 2010 Census

  • 10.3%               Below Poverty Level
  • $30,036          Per Capita Income
  • $54,163           Median Household Income
  • $227,400        Median Value of Home
  • 55.4%               Home Ownership