Opportunity Zones in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has 27 designated opportunity zones, all of which are low-income communities. New Hampshire did not designate any eligible non-low-income contiguous tracts as opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural

New Hampshire favored their rural census tracts during the opportunity zone nomination process. While urban areas account for a 60 percent majority of census tracts statewide, rural areas account for a 59 percent majority of the state’s opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural in New Hampshire Opportunity Zones

New Hampshire Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of New Hampshire’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 27 124 295
Low-income communities 27 78 105
Contiguous 0 46 46
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $44,902 $56,264 $70,485
Poverty rate 17.46% 12.23% 9.31%
Unemployment rate 6.63% 5.84% 5.15%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $178,578 $199,772 $240,152
Median rent/month $857 $968 $1,080
Homeownership 52.13% 62.81% 70.31%
Severe rent burden 25.16% 21.55% 20.12%
Vacancy rate 18.71% 17.82% 13.85%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 89.64% 89.77% 91.22%
Black alone 1.52% 1.69% 1.24%
Hispanic 4.60% 4.10% 3.39%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 1.68% 2.40% 2.28%
Younger than 18 17.74% 18.84% 19.66%
Older than 64 15.74% 17.14% 16.35%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 46.60% 41.70% 36.03%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 24.32% 28.92% 35.23%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 40.74% 47.58% 60.00%
In a micro area 51.85% 45.97% 36.27%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 7.41% 6.45% 3.73%

Data Source: Urban Institute

New Hampshire Counties & Cities

List of counties in New Hampshire: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in New Hampshire: None

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in New Hampshire

Website: New Hampshire Division of Economic Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
New Hampshire Belknap 33001966000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Carroll 33003955300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Carroll 33003955400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Cheshire 33005971401 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Coos 33007950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Coos 33007950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Coos 33007950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Coos 33007950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Coos 33007950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Grafton 33009960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Grafton 33009960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Grafton 33009961000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Hillsborough 33011010700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Hillsborough 33011010800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Hillsborough 33011200400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Merrimack 33013043001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Merrimack 33013043002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Rockingham 33015003500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Rockingham 33015055002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Rockingham 33015063001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Strafford 33017080203 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Strafford 33017081400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Strafford 33017083001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Strafford 33017084300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Strafford 33017084400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Sullivan 33019975400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Hampshire Sullivan 33019975800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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