New Hampshire is a New England state bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, and Canada that encompasses approximately 9,000 square miles. New Hampshire is known as the Granite State and its motto, “Live Free or Die,” is indicative of the state's history of independence.

The U.S. census indicates that New Hampshire had a population of 1.3 million in 2010 and a growth rate of 6.5 percent between 2000 and 2010. Over 90 percent of the population are white, 1 percent is African American, 2 percent are of Asian descent, and 3 percent are of Hispanic descent. Approximately 5 percent of the population are foreign born, and 8 percent speak a language other than English at home. Ninety-one percent of residents have a high school diploma, and ...

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