Not to be confused with like-named Concord in California, Concord is the city name for New Hampshire’s state capital and is America’s 9th-least populated state capital city.
New Hampshire’s Concord was named to reflect the “concord” (harmonious agreement) resolving the city’s bitter dispute over land boundaries way back in 1765.
Steeped in architectural history, Concord’s New Hampshire State House dates back to 1819 and is America’s oldest capital city building in which the state’s legislative branches meet in their original chambers.
On a lighter note, Concord is where American Desi Northrup set a Guinness World Record by attending 400 Bikram Yoga classes in one year on December 31, 2013–the most ever within 12 months.
The largest employers in Concord, New Hampshire are the State of New Hampshire (6,054 employees in 2016), Concord Hospital Capital Region Health Care (3,230), Concord School District (994), Lincoln Financial Group (593), Sanel Auto Parts (540), City of Concord (496) and Genesis Health Care Systems (417).
New Hampshire shipped U$4.143 billion worth of goods around the globe during 2016. Highest-value exports from New Hampshire are civilian aircraft, printer and copier machinery, insulated fiber-optic cables, mobile phones and data transmission equipment according to United States Census Bureau data.
Per the New Hampshire Employment Security’s Economic + Labor Market Information Bureau, the unemployment rate for Concord was 3.8% in 2015.
Capital Facts for Concord, United States: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Capitol Center for the Arts, Kimball-Jenkins Estate, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, New Hampshire Historical Society, New Hampshire State House, Red River Theaters
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Concord, United States:
- Tara Mounsey, Olympic hockey gold medalist (born Mar. 12, 1978)
- Matt Bonner, NBA basketball center (born Apr. 5, 1980)
- Keri Lynn Pratt, actress (born Sep. 23, 1978)
- Ben Lovejoy, NHL hockey defenseman (born Feb. 20, 1984)
- Annie Duke, professional poker player (born Sep. 13, 1965)
- Nicholas Purcell, actor (born Jun. 28, 1990)
- Luke Bonner, NBA basketball player (born Mar. 28, 1985)
- Kent Carlson, NHL hockey player (born Jan. 11, 1962)
- Kris Freeman, Olympic cross-country skier (born Oct. 14, 1980)
- Joe Lefebvre, MLB baseball player, coach & scout (born Feb. 22, 1956)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches of published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Concord resident: Concordian
Population: 42,904 (Concord city limits)
Density: 668 people per square mile (258 per square kilometer)
Population: 148,582 (Merrimack County)
Density: 159 people per square mile (61 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$23.139 billion as of March 2015 (Manchester-Nashua NH Metropolitan Statistical Area)
GDP per person: $56,898
Note: The above GDP metrics are on a current basis and are in U.S. dollars.
Official currency used in Concord: U.S. dollars
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on June 26, 2017
Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce), Manchester-Nashua, NH (MSA). Accessed on June 26, 2017
City of Concord, New Hampshire, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Dilemma X, U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Forbes Global 2000, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Guinness World Records, Most Bikram Yoga Classes Attended in One year. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Nations Online, Capital Cities of the USA. Accessed on June 26, 2017
New Hampshire Employment Security, Concord, NH: Labor Force (Unemployment Rate). Accessed on June 26, 2017
Official Government Website, City of Concord official website. Accessed on June 26, 2017
United States Census Bureau, Foreign Trade: State by 6-Digit HS Code and Top Countries. Accessed on June 26, 2017
United States Census Bureau, State Population Totals Tables: 2010-2016. Accessed on June 26, 2017
United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics: Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Area Estimates. Accessed on June 26, 2017
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2015 (Tables Only). Accessed on June 26, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, Concord city flag. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Wikipedia, Concord, New Hampshire. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Wikipedia, List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Wikipedia, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Wikipedia, New Hampshire. Accessed on June 26, 2017
Within city limits, Concord occupies 64.2 square miles (166.4 square kilometers). The state capital’s population was 42,904 Concordians in 2016.
Concord is also the county seat for Merrimack County, New Hampshire. That county has a land area of 934 square miles (2,419 square kilometers) with a population of 148,582 inhabitants.
At the city level, Concord’s population density is 668 residents per square mile (258 per square kilometer).
Population density dilutes within the encompassing Merrimack County to an average 159 inhabitants per square mile (61 per square kilometer).
Concordians celebrate Independence Day as a national holiday each July 4.