New Hampshire, Canada, Detroit

Where to live

New Hampshire Statistics

Crime: New Hampshire is considered the 3rd safest state in all of the U.S. with only 33,174 crimes per year. Within its borders, the town of Hancock is the safest town

Schools: New Hampshire has the four best schools in the entire nation and 19 of its schools were ranked in the U.S. News Best High School. Pinkerton is the 18th best school.

Climate: New Hampshire is most known for Mt. Washington because the strongest winds ever recorded were there on April 12, 1934. Average monthly temperatures are (Fahrenheit):

  • January 31 for a high / 9 for a low
  • February 34/11
  • March 43/22
  • April 57/32
  • May 69/42
  • June 78/52
  • July 83/57
  • August 80/55
  • September 72/46
  • October 61/35
  • November 48/28
  • December 35/15
Unemployment Rate: 5.1% unemployment rate which is one of the lowest in the nation.

Taxes: Even though New Hampshire is known for its lack of a sales tax, it does have some of the highest property taxes and narrower taxes on other things.

Economy: New Hampshire's state budget is $5.1 billion. Some of the largest industries are its dairy and green house products, apples, cattle, eggs, lumber, and year- round tourism.

Cultural Activities: New Hampshire has some of the most beautiful mountain ranges and ski resorts which promote its luxurious skiing and snowboarding tourism. Also, however, New Hampshire is known for its iconic Man of the Mountain that still attracts tourists to this day. New Hampshire is also known for having the most covered bridges and beautiful farms.

Property Values: The median home value is $207,300. However, home values have gone up 5.9% in the last year and predictions state that it will continue to go up by 2.7% within the next year.

Religion: Roman Catholics and leading Protestant denominations make up almost all of New Hampshire's religion.

Racial Makeup: 94.4% of the citizens in New Hampshire are white, 1.4% are black, 3% are Hispanic, and 2.4% are Asian.

Ontario province, Canada

Crime: Ontario has the lowest crime rate out of any other province in Canada. There have even been recent drops in crime by a whole 4%. The city of Toronto has the lowest crime rate out of any other city in Canada.

Climate: Even in Ontario, the winters are very cold, and the weather year-round is unpredictable. The average temperature in January alone is -4.2 Celsius and the average temperature in July is 22.2 Celsius.

Economy: Ontario produces $5 billion worth of minerals and its other major industries are farming and forestry. It is also the leading vehicle -producing region in North America and is home to the BlackBerry mobile communications company.

Jobs: Ontario Canada has an unemployment rate of 7.5% which is among the worst in Canada.

Taxes: Ontario has a sales tax rate of 13% and 5.05% income tax rate on the first $40,120 of taxable income. Ontario also has the highest property tax at 18%.

Schools: Within Ontario, the highest rated school is Hillmount Academy in Toronto and the lowest rated school is Ogden Academy which is also in Toronto.

Property Value:Median value for a home in Ontario is $298,500. The property values have gone up 24.4% in the last year and are predicted to rise with a 12.4% increase within the next year.

Cultural Activities: Ontario has several places to go tobogganing, ice skating, canoeing, the Toronto Zoo is also well esteemed, and the ONL hockey games are all fun things to do.

Religion: 31.4% of the population are Roman Catholics, 23.1% are Atheist, 21.1% are Protestant, 9.7% are other denominations of Christianity, 4.6% are Muslims, 4.6% are Hindu, 2.9% are Christian Orthodox, 2.4% are Jewish, 1.5% are Sikh and 1.3% are Buddhist.

Racial Makeup: 24.7% of the citizens of Ontario are English, 23% are Canadian, 17.5% are Scottish, 16.5% are Irish, 11.2% are French, 9.5% are German, 7.2% are Italian, 5.4% are Chinese, and 4.8% are East Indian.

Detroit, Michigan

Crime: Total violent crimes per year are estimated at 2,137 and property crimes per year are estimated at 6,144. Detroit is considered to be the 6th most dangerous city.

Climate: That south-eastern part of Michigan is described as having a "humid continental climate" cold, unpredictable winters are also expected. The average snowfall per year is estimated at 43.8 inches, but the summers' temperatures can exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Economy:Many large corporate companies such as WholeFoods, Onstar, and HP have several large branches within downtown Detroit or even have their world headquarters stationed there. Much of the city's economic income comes from advertising, law, finance, biomedical research, health care, and computer software industries.

Jobs: The unemployment rate in Detroit is currently at 15.8% however, 80,500 people work just in the downtown area.

Schools:75% of Detroit's schools don't provide adequate education for their students. The best school in the city's rankings is Bates Academy and the lowest rated school is Cody Academy of Public Leadership.

Property Values:The median home value is $41,100. With the city's efforts to make it a safer place, the home value has gone up by 4.8% within the last year and is predicted to rise another .2%.

Cultural Activities:Detroit does have a Mexican Town and many glorious churches and cathedrals to visit. There are also street art museums, a Riverwalk, and several city tours.

Religion: In Detroit the religious population is made up of 58% Roman Catholics, 36% other religions, and 6% Muslim.

Race Makeup:81.4% of Detroit's citizens are of African decent, 8.1% are white, 7.3% are Hispanic, and 1.1% are Asian.

Why Live in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire is Awesome!

I want to continue to live in New Hampshire for many reasons. I've never lived anywhere other than New Hampshire, so I have many emotional ties and memories associated with this small state. Also all of my family and friends live up here, so having to make a major change of moving would not be ideal for me and my preferred stagnant habits. I also have no idea how I would ever survive in a community like Detroit's. With its heightened crime rate, atrocious education system, terrible climate, and poor home values (and not to mention it being a city) I can never imagine myself living in such a place.

On a more factual level, however, this project has given me more reasons to take pride in my state and stay here forever. With it being the 3rd safest state out of all of the nation and having no sales tax I'm surprised that more people don't move here! However many more people move to Canada because of its more welcoming ways for immigrants. All of these categories, however, influence how people think about their region or a region they've wanted to move to. I also think it is important for people to investigate their desired region before moving so to avoid wasting money and time.