More young adults moving to New Hampshire in recent years

The view of the foliage from the Table Rock Trail in Dixville Notch State Park in New Hampshire.
The view of the foliage from the Table Rock Trail in Dixville Notch State Park in New Hampshire. –NH Travel and Tourism

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has seen a significant uptick in the movement of young adults to New Hampshire compared to earlier in the decade.

The latest U.S. Census estimates show that an average of 5,900 more people moved into New Hampshire from other states than moved out between 2013 in 2017. In contrast, during the Great Recession and the following years, from 2008 to 2012, only about 100 more people moved in than moved out.

Kenneth Johnson is the senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy. He says the greatest gains came among those in their 20s. The earlier years saw a net loss of 1,500 young people, but there was a net gain of 1,200 young people per year between 2013 and 2017.

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