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The population of New Hampshire isnít distributed evenly. The bottom third of the Granite State is home to 87% of the stateís total population. The counties of Hillsborough and Merrimack alone account for 42% of the total population. The northern third of the state is home to less that 5% of the total population and it is declining in population. The bottom third of the state is home to 87% of the total population. 42% of the population is located in the counties of Hillsborough and Merrimack. 73% of the population is located in the counties of Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack, and Strafford. Concord, the state capital, is located in Merrimack County. The two largest cities, Manchester and Nashua, are both located in Hillsborough County.

New Hampshire has a total of ten counties (n=10). In calculating the correlation coefficient, degrees of freedom (df) was 8. In order for calculations to be significant at the 95% confidence interval, I needed a correlation coefficient of +/-0.632 or higher.




  Correlation Coefficient P-Value Level of Confidence
Average travel time to nearest gay bar -0.894 0.010 99.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting rate per 100,000 -0.880 0.010 99.0%
Median gross rent 0.814 0.010 99.0%
Percent black 0.808 0.010 99.0%
Median family income in 1999 0.780 0.010 99.0%
Less than high school rate -0.762 0.025 97.5%
2000 poverty rate -0.758 0.025 97.5%
Per capita income in 1999 0.741 0.025 97.5%
Percent white -0.737 0.025 97.5%
Population density 0.727 0.025 99.0%
Percent urban 0.712 0.025 97.5%
Incomplete plumbing facility rate -0.679 0.050 95.0%