Metro Center-NH and Greater Manchester Region Development. Ross Gittell James R Carter Professor University of New Hampshire May 23, 2007. Metro Center-NH The Hub of the New Hampshire Economy. New Hampshire has relatively ..
Metro Center-NHand Greater Manchester Region Development
James R Carter Professor
University of New Hampshire
May 23, 2007
New England Economic Partnership Spring 2007 ForecastGross State Product Average Annual Growth: 2006-11 NH leading region in growth, only state in region expected to grow at US average
Total Employment average annual growth forecast. New Hampshire leading region in growth. Only state in the region expected to grow at the US ave, Maine & VT lowest growth
The ten states with the lowest HH income inequality in 2004 and their change in rank 1989-2004. NH low disparity, 1989-04 experienced greatest increased disparity of low ranking
Income Geographic Disparity in NH. Hillsborough one of only 2 NH counties with above the state average per capita income NH Counties: Higher Education and Income
Manchester PMSA Employment Growth….
The highest growth over last decade+ has been in Information, Education & Health Services, other Services, and Leisure & Hospitality. Fastest growing sector over the last year is Business Services…
Demographics (1): Nativity and Place of Birth
Manchester has a larger % of population born in-state than other NH cities, the county, and the state. Manchester attracts “in-staters” but other state’s residents prefer to live elsewhere in NH. Manchester has a much larger % of residents that are foreign born compared to NH cities, Hillsborough County, and NH. Cities are rank ordered by % born in state lowest to highest.
Demographics (2): Age Distribution and Median Age
Manchester has the third youngest median age of “comparison cities”. The percent of young adult residents (in the 20-34 category) for Manchester exceeds that of the NH and US averages. This reflects that Manchester has a lot of young people living here to get their careers started. However between 45-54 and 55-59 (the baby boomers) the US and NH averages exceed that of Manchester.
Population Trends for Comparison Cities rank ordered by % change 1990s
In each of the last three decades Manchester has experienced population growth, but it has lagged US, NH, and Hillsborough County growth. The percent growth disparity was reduced between 1990 and 2000.
Place of Work and Commuting
Manchester ranks 18th of 25 on percent of residents that work outside county of residence and 19th of 25 on mean travel time to work. Concord is the only main comparison city with its residents showing less of a commute to work. Residents of Manchester tend to work close by and not commute to Boston area.