North America

Cultural Geography Project

New Hampshire

Schools- The American Legislative Exchange Council’s latest education ranking of states says New Hampshire’s public schools slipped from fourth to ninth place in 2011.


Taxes- New Hampshire has no sales tax or income tax, but the property taxes rate is Average Property Taxes as % of Median Income: 6.38 percent (2nd Most


Climate- New Hampshire has all 4 seasons.


crime- New Hampshire has the lowest crime rate in the U.S. with only 14 murders out of its 1.3 million population.


Population density- 147 people per square mile


Racial Makeup-



White alone, percent, 2012 94.4%



Black or African American alone, percent, 2012

1.4%


American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2012

0.3%


Asian alone, percent, 2012 (a)

2.4%



Two or More Races, percent, 2012

1.5%


Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 (b)

3.0%


White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012

91.9%


Recreation- snowboarding, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing


Sports- Baseball, Football, hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer


Economy- New Hampshire is the sixth richest state in the United States of America with a per capita income of $31,871


Unemployment Rate- 5.1%

Virginia ( Where I would like to live)


Virginia

VA

Population-8,185,867

Crime Rate- Overall, there were 424,882 crimes reported in 2011, including 305 murders and homicides

Climate



Richmond

Hi

47 °F January

51 °F February

60 °F March

70 °F April

78 °F May

86 °F June

90 °F July

88 °F August

81 °F September

71 °F October

61 °F November

51 °F December

Lo

28 °F January

31 °F February

37 °F March

46 °F April

55 °F May

64 °F June

69 °F July

67 °F August

60 °F September

48 °F October

39 °F November

31 °F December

Schools-Virginia schools rank fourth in the country in a report by the trade publication Education Week


Racial Makeup

White

68.6%


Black

19.4%

Asian

5.5%


Native

0.4%

Native Hawaiian and

other Pacific Islander

0.1%

Other race

3.2%

Two or more races

2.9%

Recreation- kayaking ,fishing, hiking , swimming camping, hunting.

Sports- Baseball, football, hockey, soccer

Taxes

The general sales tax rate for Virginia is 5.3 percent

Economy- Income per capita $44,762 poverty rate- 10.2%


Unemployment Rate- 6.1%

Ontario, Canada

Economy- Largest economy in Canada, rich and diversified


Racial Makeup- 75.4% Caucasian, 17.4% Asians, 4.5% African Americans, 2.7% other


Jobs/Unemployment Rate- Unemployment rate 10.1%


Taxes- Income Tax - 5.05%


Recreation Available- Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Canoeing, Cross-Country skiing


Property Values and Income- Average Value - $298,500; Average Income - $76,000


Schools- Literacy Rate for males and females - 99%


Crime- Lowest crime rate in all provinces at 5,689 per 100,000 people


Sports in Area- Hockey, Curling, Basketball, Canadian Football, Lacrosse



Climate- The climate is cold most of the year, ranges from -4 C to 22 C year round

Why I would want to live in Virginia

The reason I want to live in Virginia is because of prior knowledge and having been there many times. The annual climate of Virginia is much warmer than that of New Hampshire or anywhere in Canada. Also the people in Virginia live a much calmer lifestyle and are much friendly. Virginia is also a great place for schooling if I was to ever have children it was ranked