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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 90,189 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.7654 and longitude -71.4676 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nashua 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nashua: Watanic.

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Nashua, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Nashua, NH Housing Affordability Index is 109
State of New Hampshire Housing Affordability Index is 107
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Nashua, NH Wealth Index is 109
State of New Hampshire Wealth Index is 122
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 90,189 (100%)
Population in Households 88,504 (98.1%)
Population in Families 68,066 (75.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,685 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 2,925
Diversity Index2 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $74,910
Average Household Income $95,218
Per Capita Income $38,797
Wealth Index4 109

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 39,141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,816 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,905 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,420 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $277,509
Housing Affordability Index3 109
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 36,721
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 22,569
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.45% 0.57%
Households 0.51% 0.61%
Families 0.34% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 2019 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 Density # 4 97th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 15 86th
Per Capita Income # 21 79th

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