Manchester-Nashua area ‘9th richest’ on list
The top five cities and their median household incomes in 2012 were San Jose, $90,737; Washington, D.C., $88,233; Bridgeport, Conn., $79,841; San Francisco, $74,992; and Boston, $71,738.
“While most of the nation’s richest cities have a high proportion of exceptionally wealthy households, the Manchester area is notable because so few households are poor,” they wrote. “Just 2.1 percent of all households made less than $10,000 last year, among the lowest percentage in the nation.”
“The WSJ report certainly helps raise the profile of New Hampshire and in this case, offers data to support what we already know: Southern New Hampshire is an attractive place to live and do business because of our highly educated workforce, as well as our business friendliness,” said Lorna Colquhoun, communications and legislative director with the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development.
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said the ranking does not reflect his experience, particularly given the high number of Manchester children on reduced-cost or free lunch in the city’s public schools.
Median household income within Manchester city limits, according to the census, was $54,320 — well below the median for Hillsborough County used in the WSJ report.
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