Thinking about relocating to the Granite State? Here's information that might be useful.

New Hampshire ranked as "the most livable state" in 3 of the last 6 years. We rank first in child and family well-being. We're the healthiest state in the nation. Our taxes are low, the landscape is spectacular, we have a vibrant economy and a great healthcare system. That's all part of "The New Hampshire Advantage."

Some facts worth considering:

-- We occupy 17 miles of beautiful New England coastline.
-- Pine and hardwood forests cover about 75% of the landscape.
-- We have the highest and most spectacular mountains in New England.
-- We have about 11,000 miles of rivers and streams.
-- We have over 150,000 acres of lakes and ponds.
-- Over 90% of our rivers, streams, lakes and ponds exceed federal standards.
-- About 1,140,000 people live here.
-- Our median age is the youngest in New England.
-- We're among the top 10 states for high school graduation rates.
-- We're among the top 5 states on SAT test performance.
-- We have fine boarding schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy and St. Paul's School.
-- We're served by 32 colleges including Dartmouth, and a fine state university system.
-- We rank 13th in percent of population graduating from college.
-- The average home price is $150,250, compared to $225,540 in Massachusetts.
-- The average apartment rent is $610, compared to $1,025 in Massachusetts.
-- Our crime rate is among the lowest in the nation.
-- About 632,000 of our residents are in the labor force.
-- We enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the nation.
-- We're tied with Delaware for lowest poverty rate in the nation.
-- The statewide unemployment rate of 3.9% ranges from 2.5% to 5.3% by county.
-- We rank eighth in per capital income, with it increasing by about 6.2% annually.
-- About 48,000 residents are employed in health services, about 19,000 of those in hospitals.
-- We have 26 general acute care hospitals and a variety of government and specialty hospitals.
-- The statewide average annual salary in New Hampshire hospitals is about $35,000.
-- There are about 116,000 acute care admissions and 471,000 days of care delivered annually.
-- About 88% of our population has some form of health insurance.
-- Acute care hospitals deliver over $60,000,000 in charity care annually.
-- We rank at or near the top in health statistics from prenatal care to premature death.
-- We have about 240 physicians per 100,000 population.
-- We have one of the lowest tax burdens in the nation.
-- We have no broad based sales or income taxes.
-- We do tax rooms and meals, interest and dividends and business profits.
-- Municipalities set local property tax rates based on an annual budget.
-- Property tax rates average about $26/$1,000, ranging generally from $20 to $40/$1,000.
-- The federal government collects about $5.9 billion in federal taxes in New Hampshire.
-- The federal government spends about $4.6 billion in New Hampshire.

Try first-rate commercial airline service into our largest airport at Manchester for a visit.