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Census Bureau: Strafford Growing Fastest, Hillsborough Growing The Most

NHPR Staff


 New information from the Census Bureau pinpoints the fastest growing counties in New Hampshire. 

Strafford County – home to the fast-growing city of Dover — grew by half of  one percent between July 2014 and 2015. Belknap and Merrimack are next in line for rate of growth.

In terms of number of people overall, Hillsborough county saw an increase of more than 13-hundred people last year.  Hillsborough is the state’s most populous county and home to municipalities on the Massachusetts border, including Nashua – as well as the state’s largest city, Manchester.