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Welcome to New Hampshire

One of the New England states, it is bordered by Massachusetts, Vermont, with the Connecticut River. forming the boundary, the Canadian province of Quebec, and Maine.  NH offers a short but exquisite shoreline strip of the Atlantic Ocean.

Area, 9,304 sq mi (24,097 sq km).
Pop. (2000) 1,235,786, an 11.4% increase since the 1990 census.
Capital, Concord.
Largest city, Manchester. 
Nickname, Granite State.
Motto, Live Free or Die.
State bird, purple finch.
State flower, purple lilac.
State tree, white birch.

Year-round tourism is the state's leading industry. Many visitors come to enjoy the state's beaches, mountains, and lakes. The largest lake, Winnipesaukee, is dotted with 274 inhabitable islands, while along the Atlantic shore 18 mi (29 km) of curving beaches (many state-owned) attract vacationers. Of the rugged Isles of Shoals off the coast, three belong to New Hampshire. Originally fishing colonies, they are now used largely as summer residences. 

In the winter skiers and snowmobilers flock northward, and the state has responded to the increasing popularity of winter sports by greatly expanding its facilities. When the snows melt, hikers, rafters, anglers, golfers, shoppers (lots of great outlet shopping!) swimmers and boaters flock to our state!  Folk crafts such as wood carving, weaving, and pottery making have been revived to meet the tourist market.

New Hampshire has 142 state parks and forests, and the White Mountains National Forest, which extends into Maine, has c.724,000 acres (293,000 hectares) in New Hampshire. The state's scenic beauty and serenity have long inspired writers and artists. Hawthorne, Whittier, and Longfellow summered in New Hampshire. Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculpted many of his finest works at the artist's colony at Cornish, and the MacDowell Colony at Peterborough is a summer haven for musicians, artists, and writers. The state is most intimately connected with the works of Robert Frost; Frost himself once said that there was not one of his poems “but has something in it of New Hampshire.”


* Information from Columbia Excyclopedia, Sixth Edition

Ossipee Information

Total population 1,651
Male population 805
Female population 846
Median age 57.40
Median age (male) 55.70
Median age (female) 57.90
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 243
Married 1,005
Separated 12
Widowed 124
Divorced 156
Population by age
Under 15 123
Age 15 to 24 97
Ages 25 to 44 375
Ages 45 to 64 483
Age 65 and over 573
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 1,390
Moved from abroad 11
Moved from a different state 148
Moved from the same county 56
Moved from the same state 21
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 1,311
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 132
White collar 380
Blue collar 191
Class of worker
Self employed 116
Private company 310
Not for profit company 37
Government workers 108
Total households 727
Family households 472
Non-family households 255
Households with children 118
Households without children 609
Average people per household 2.02
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 24
Some high school 790
Some college 412
Associate degree 182
Bachelors degree 227
Graduate degree 32
Average household income $64,944
Median household income $53,295
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $95,163
Median income 45-64 $54,886
Median income over 65 $46,331
Housing occupancy
Housing units 957
Occupied housing units 727
Owner occupied units 642
Renter occupied units 85
Median housing costs per month $897
Median gross rent per month $0
Housing by year built
Year built median 1980
Built before 1939 284
Built between 1940 and 1949 7
Built between 1950 and 1959 28
Built between 1960 and 1969 59
Built between 1970 and 1979 97
Built between 1980 and 1989 89
Built between 1990 and 1999 185
Built between 2000 and 2009 201
Built after 2010 7
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 268
Houses without mortgage 374
Median value with mortgage $184,300
Median value without mortgage $138,800
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2017 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.