Concord, New Hampshire Education and City Information

Information About Concord, New Hampshire

The city of Concord is home to several small villages, including East and West Concord and Penacook. In 2014, this area had an estimated population of around 42,000, based on U.S. Census Bureau figures.

The Concord area is rich with history. State legislators still meet in the original chambers of the New Hampshire State House, which was completed in 1818. Downtown Concord also is home to the Eagle Hotel, which counted several U.S. presidents among its guests. Other historical sites in the downtown area include the New Phenix Hall, where President Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln both once spoke, and Pierce Manse, the one-time home of the 14th U.S. President Franklin Pierce.

Concord Educational Opportunities

Formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, the University of New Hampshire School of Law was ranked one of the top 100 law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, coming in at number 82. That same year, the law school's intellectual property law program was rated the fifth best in the nation.

Concord also is home to Granite State College, a 4-year public school with a student population of just over 2,000 students, as of Fall 2014. Granite State offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as postbaccalaureate certificate programs; its online graduate business programs (except MBAs) were ranked number 51 in the country by U.S. News in 2016.

Additionally, approximately 4,300 students attended NHTI - Concord's Community College, as of Fall 2014. This 2-year public school awards certificates and associate's degrees.

Concord Economy

As with many small cities, government, education and healthcare are the top employers in Concord. Other major employers include the Market Basket supermarket chain and Sanel Auto Parts. Concord's $54,182 median annual income, based on Census Bureau figures from 2010-2014, was significantly below the state median of $65,986.

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