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This is a list of cities in New Hampshire, as of the 2010 Census.

New Hampshire allows municipal charter cities and counties. There are 10 total counties in New Hampshire. All 10 are subject to General law.[1]

There are 234 total municipalities in New Hampshire. Of those 234, 221 of them are General law municipalities while the remaining 13 are Charter/Home rule cities.[1]

Types of local government

There are 244 local governments in New Hampshire. 13 of these have charters. New Hampshire's local governments fall into the following categories:

  • Counties: There are 10 counties in New Hampshire. None have charters.
  • Municipalities: There are 234 municipalities in New Hampshire. 13 have charters. Although some municipalities are called "cities" and others are called "towns," their legal authority does not differ.[2]

Laws governing local ballot measures

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in New Hampshire

All 13 charter cities have mandated initiative and referendum for charter amendments. Charters may also adopt initiative and referendum provisions for ordinances. All 221 towns have mandated initiative and referendum for ordinances through their town meeting form of government.[3]

10 most populated cities

List of Cities and Population in New Hampshire
City Population City Type Next election
Manchester 109,830 Charter
Nashua 86,704 Charter
Concord 42,733 Charter
Dover 30,168 Charter
Rochester 29,935 Charter
Keene 23,354 Charter
Portsmouth 20,848 Charter
Laconia 15,986 Charter
Claremont 13,268 Charter
Lebanon 13,120 Charter

Full List of Cities

As of the 2010 Census, there are 234 incorporated cities and towns in New Hampshire. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.[4]

See also