New Hampshire’s growth slows down, according to census data

New Hampshire has lost its No. 1 spot as the fastest-growing state in New England, according to U.S. Census figures released this week.

Between 2010 and 2019, the Granite State grew by or about 4%, adding 57,600 new residents for a total population of 1,379,089. That’s the second-highest growth in the region, behind neighboring Massachusetts, where the population increased by 7% in the past 10 years to about 7 million residents, according to the new census data.

That’s a reversal from the previous decennial count when New Hampshire’s 7% growth was the fastest in the six-state region and Massachusetts was one of the lowest with 3% growth.

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