The census this year was historical for the state, not because of a population growth, though they did see that, but because the District of Columbia exceeded the population of New Hampshire for the first time ever. The total population for the state is counted as 465,293.
There was concern among the New England states at this time because of the high amount of cancer cases in that area of the country. The rise in cancer rates was attributed in part to be because there was such a high percentage of the population which was over 50. New Hampshire census records showed that the total state population was 443,083.
This year the state proved in the census that it was continuing to grow. The total population was said to be 430,572. Enumerators are said to have not counted some schools in the state.
The population count for New Hampshire had grown, and the final count showed that in the last century it has more than doubled. A small state, it now boasted of having a total of 411,588 people.
The late returns in this census caused New Hampshire to be the last of the New England states to be reported. The total population was counted as 376,530. The state had once again grown in size, and was on the verge of having more than 400,000 people.
The state lost a seat in the House of Representatives with the results of this census, bringing the state Representatives down to two, compared to the three previously held, even though the population was higher. The total population for the state was 346,991, much more than a decade ago.
This year was not a strong showing for New Hampshire in the census count. Population has decreased by almost 8,000 since the last count ten years ago, making the total for this New England state only 318,300, almost down to what it had been twenty years previously.
The population count for the state during this cycle was up to 326,073 people. The entire country reported the slave population to be a total of 3,204,313 in this census. The state of New Hampshire was among the sixteen states which had no slaves to report.
In 1850 the New Hampshire census records reported that the population had grown to 317,976 since the count just a decade before. The growth of the country includes many immigrants, and the slaves which many people still own.
The state of New Hampshire, like many of the other New England states, had not been able to grow wheat very well for years, and this year the lack was very noticeable. The population of the state in this census was a total of 284,574, once again showing a growth.
The New Hampshire Local History helps to provide genealogy information to researchers. This includes links to the National Archive’s microfilm catalog , as well as New Hampshire census information. The resource also includes links to non-census sources of genealogical data, such as church records and archives, as well as contact information for select groups.
This page details New Hampshire census information, and it provides links to the 2000 census, as well as to specific information on economics, geography, and more. Files are presented in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PDF formats. The webpage also includes population trend information, licensed driver data, estimated demographics for certain minority groups, and other commonly searched materials.