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Nashua, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The City of Nashua is the 2nd largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 89,269 as of July 1, 2016. Nashua ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nashua is located at latitude 42.7491 and longitude -71.4905 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nashua (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.85 sq. miles and a water area of 1.04 sq. miles. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The City of Nashua (GNIS ID: 873672) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nashua population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nashua: Watanic.

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Nashua, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 89,269
Population in Households 87,545
Population in Familes 67,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,724
Population Density1 2,894
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 36,313
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 22,497
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,646 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,667 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,430 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $254,096
Average Home Value $276,179


Median Household Income $66,026
Average Household Income $87,257
Per Capita Income $35,978
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.61%
Households 0.57% 0.66%
Families 0.45% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Nashua, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nashua to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 4 97th
Diversity Index2 # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 14 87th
Per Capita Income # 19 81st

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