Migration fuels New Hampshire population growth for 2nd year

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The population in the Granite State continues to grow thanks largely to people moving in from other states.

The latest U.S. Census estimates show New Hampshire’s population grew by 6,700 between July of 2017 and July of 2018 to reach a total of 1,356,000.

With a similar increase the previous year, the gain over the last two years was 50 percent greater than the increase between 2014 and 2016.

Ken Johnson at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy says that’s still modest compared to the population growth in the 1970s and 1980s, but it is a striking change from earlier in the decade when more people left New Hampshire for other states than moved in.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Census estimates that Vermont’s population grew by about 1,800 people between July of 2017 and July of 2018, or about 0.3 percent, to 626,299

Vermont’s growth was largely driven by people moving to Chittenden County, which saw an increase of about 1,700 residents or about 1 percent.

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