Where to Live

By: Elizabeth Bilodeau

New Hampshire

Crime: Third safest state in the United States, 991 crime index

Schooling: 1.19% dropout rate, tenth best education state in the United States

Economy: Almost fully recovered from the Great Recession

Climate: In January the average temperature is 46 F. the average temperature in July is 70 F.

Taxes: Income tax 5%, average poverty tax rate is 13.44%

Racial Makeup: 93% Caucasian, 2% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 3% other

Property Values and Income: Median income is $64,925, average house value is $245,600

Jobs/Unemployment Rate: 5.1% unemployment rate the goal is 3.5%

Recreation Available: Hiking, skiing, boating, camping, fishing, ATVing, etc.

Sports in Area: Soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, football, field hockey, etc.

Works Cited

"NH Center for Public Policy -." NH Center for Public Policy -. One Eagle Square, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.

"State and County QuickFacts." State and County QuickFacts. One Eagle Square, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.

Ontario, Canada

Crime: Lowest crime rate in all providences at 5,689 per 100,000 people

Schooling: The Literacy Rate for males and females is 99%

Economy: It has the largest economy in Canada it's rich and diversified

Climate: The climate ranges from -4 C to 22 C year round

Taxes: The income tax rate is 5.05%

Racial Makeup: 75.4% Caucasian, 17.4% Asian, 4.5% African American, 2.7% other

Property Values and Income: The average house value is $298,500; average income is $76,000

Job/Unemployment rate: 10.1% unemployment rate

Recreation Available:canoeing, camping, hunting, cross- country skiing, fishing, etc.

Sports in Area: Hockey, curling, Canadian football, basketball, lacrosse, etc.

Works Cited

"Canadian Income Tax Rates for Individuals." Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Taxpayer Services and Debt Management Branch, Taxpayer Services Directorate. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014.

"Toronto Monthly Climate Average, Canada." Toronto, Canada Weather Averages. World Weather Online, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014

North Carolina

Crime Rate: 37.23 per 1,000 residents

Schooling: Has multiple high ranked schools to choose from

Economy: Has an agrarian economy

Climate: In July the average temperature is 90 F. and in January it is 50 F.

Taxes: Income tax rate is 5.8%

Racial Makeup: 70% Caucasian, 21.3% African American, 6.5% Hispanic, and 1.2% American Indian

Property Values and Income: The median home value is $144,500. The average household income is $45,570.

Jobs/Unemployment rate: 8.0% unemployment rate

Recreation Available: Swimming at beaches, golfing, hiking, camping, etc.

Sports in Area: NASCAR, football, golf, soccer, basketball, swimming, hockey, etc.

Works Cited

"Crime Rates for North Carolina." North Carolina Crime Rates and Statistics. Location Inc., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014.

"Recreation in North Carolina." Recreation in North Carolina. Computer Consulting Inc., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014 .

Wikipedia contributors. "Demographics of North Carolina." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 Feb. 2014. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.


After researching New Hampshire, Canada, and North Carolina I have concluded that I would be better off living in New Hampshire because the crime rate is lower and New Hampshire has amazing schools. Over time I will probably want to move out of New Hampshire but I am now realizing that most of the things I am looking for in a perfect place to live are right here in New Hampshire. North Carolina has a little bit better of a climate but it is not very different from New Hampshire. Also New Hampshire has a lower unemployment rate so over all New Hampshire would be the better place to continue living.