One ironic nickname for Concord is “City in a Coma” considering that America’s first alarm clock was invented in New Hampshire’s capital in 1787. New Hampshire is known as the Granite State for large rock formations and quarries.
Centrally located, Concord was named to reflect the “concord” (harmonious agreement) resolving the city’s bitter dispute over land boundaries back in 1765.
Steeped in architectural history, Concord’s New Hampshire State House dates to 1819 and is America’s oldest capital city building in which the state’s legislative branches meet in their original chambers.
On a more meditative 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, Concord Hospital Capital Region Health Care, Concord School District, Lincoln Financial Group, Sanel Auto Parts, City of Concord and Genesis Health Care Systems.
From an international trade perspective, New Hampshire shipped U$5.829 billion worth of goods around the globe during 2019. Its most valuable exports include civilian aircraft including engines and other parts (23.1% of New Hampshire’s global total), drugs and medicines excluding vaccines (5.1%), printers and copiers parts or accessories (3.1%), modems (2.9%), laser machine tools parts or accessories (2.7%), immunological products (2.3%), mobile phones (also 2.3%), insulated optical fiber cables (1.4%), and miscellaneous plastic items (1.3%) according to United States Census Bureau data.
The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Merrimack County including Concord was 10.8% at June 2020, up from 2.2% one year earlier.
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: 43,480 (Concord) at August 12, 2020
Density: 686 people per square mile (263 per square kilometer)
Population: 1,371,250 (New Hampshire) at August 12, 2020
Density: 147 people per square mile (57 per square kilometer)
Real GDP: US$8.884 billion in 2018 (Merrimack County including Concord)
GDP per person: $58,969
Note: The above GDP metrics are on a current basis and are in Chained 2012 U.S. dollars.
Official currency used in Concord: U.S. dollars
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data).
Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce), Manchester-Nashua, NH (MSA).
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Dilemma X, U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Total Real Gross Domestic Product for Merrimack County, NH (MSA).
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Unemployment Rate in Merrimack County, NH (MSA).
Forbes Global 2000, The World’s Biggest Public Companies.
Guinness World Records, Highest tightrope crossing by bicycle.
Guinness World Records, Most Bikram Yoga Classes Attended in One year.
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United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics: Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Area Estimates.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2015 (Tables Only).
Wikimedia Commons, Concord city flag.
Wikipedia, Concord, New Hampshire.
Wikipedia, List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas.
Wikipedia, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Wikipedia, New Hampshire.
World Population Review, Concord, New Hampshire Population.
Concordians celebrate America’s Independence Day as a national holiday each July 4.
Concord occupies 63.9 square miles (165.5 square kilometers). The state capital’s population was 43,480 Concordians at August 12, 2020. Concord is also the county seat for Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
At the state level, New Hampshire’s land area measures 9,349 square miles (24,214 square kilometers) and is home to 1.4 million people in August 2020.
Concord’s population density is more concentrated averaging 686 residents per square mile (263 per square kilometer).
Zooming out to New Hampshire’s land boundaries, population density dilutes to an average 147 inhabitants per square mile (57 per square kilometer).