Asset poverty rate: N/A
Average college graduate debt: $36,754
Unbanked households: 3.4%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 5%
Food insecurity: 9.1%
Minimum wage: $7.25
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: n/a
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 5.7%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 18.3%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 16.1%
Poverty rate: 7.7%
Unemployment rate: 2.6%
High school graduation rate: 88.9%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 93%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 76%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 36.8%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 4%
Children in foster care: 1,461
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 24,167
Percent of children in immigrant families: 11%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 30%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 8.4%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.57%
Homeless people: 1,366
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 36,400
Percent renters: 29%
Total households: 541,396
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 204
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 69
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 5,081
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 39,069
EITC recipients: 70,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 3,800
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 23,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 29,791
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 88,080
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 12,332
Participants in all Head Start programs: 1,563
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 11%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: n/a
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 24%
Senior poverty rate: 5.8%
Women in poverty: 8%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key New Hampshire policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports