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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 1,591
Male population 753
Female population 838
Median age 51.30
Median age (male) 51.50
Median age (female) 48.50
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 333
Married 764
Separated 11
Widowed 82
Divorced 197
Population by age
Under 15 215
Age 15 to 24 161
Ages 25 to 44 329
Ages 45 to 64 435
Age 65 and over 451
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 1,000
Moved from abroad 0
Moved from a different state 57
Moved from the same county 462
Moved from the same state 72
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 1,268
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 145
White collar 427
Blue collar 168
Class of worker
Self employed 54
Private company 415
Not for profit company 53
Government workers 73
Total households 640
Family households 390
Non-family households 250
Households with children 136
Households without children 504
Average people per household 2.22
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 56
Some high school 746
Some college 176
Associate degree 123
Bachelors degree 177
Graduate degree 55
Average household income $57,323
Median household income $46,618
Median income under 25 $0
Median income 25-44 $60,435
Median income 45-64 $41,971
Median income over 65 $42,969
Housing occupancy
Housing units 853
Occupied housing units 640
Owner occupied units 486
Renter occupied units 154
Median housing costs per month $895
Median gross rent per month $1,278
Housing by year built
Year built median 1992
Built before 1939 139
Built between 1940 and 1949 0
Built between 1950 and 1959 57
Built between 1960 and 1969 17
Built between 1970 and 1979 106
Built between 1980 and 1989 68
Built between 1990 and 1999 251
Built between 2000 and 2009 191
Built after 2010 24
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 200
Houses without mortgage 286
Median value with mortgage $197,600
Median value without mortgage $154,200
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