Where Do You Want To Live?
Comparing NH, NY, and Ontario, Canada
Economy: Agriculture, manufacturing, and lumbering make up some of NH's largest industries, although #1 is tourism thanks to recreational things that NH offers like skiing and ziplining.
Taxes: NH is one of two states without both an income and a sales tax, the other being Alaska. NH has a very large property tax however, the third largest in the country, with the highest in the state being 36.36%
Schools: NH has the 10th best high schools in the United States.
Religion: 35% of New Hampshirites identify as religious, less than the U.S. average of 48.78%. The majority (24%) identify as Catholic, more than the U.S. average of 19.43%. The two next most popular religions are Presbyterian at 2.43% and Other Christian at 2.3%.
Climate: NH has all four seasons. The summers are short and warm, the winters long and cold. Average yearly precipitation in Concord is 37.6 inches. Average snowfall in Concord is 65 inches.
Jobs/Unemployment: NH has the 11th lowest unemployment rate in the country at 5.2 percent, lower than the U.S. average of 7.3%
Property Values/Income: The average home in NH is priced at around $203,300. NH has the sixth highest household income at around $62,647.
Sports in the Area: NH has two professional sports teams, the Fisher Cats (baseball) and the Monarchs (hockey).
Racial Makeup: NH is mainly white, with 94.4% being white. Other racial groups and their percentages are; black 1.4%, Asian 2.4%, Hispanic 3%, and American Indian .3%
Food: NH produces Stonyfield Yogurt, which is sold all throughout the country.
Economy: New York has the largest economy in the U.S. and the second largest in the world after Tokyo. Finance, insurance, health care, and real estate industries are the top industries. It is also the most important center for media and publishing and the largest center in the U.S. for creative industries like advertising, fashion, design, and architecture.
Taxes: The NY income tax varies from 2.907% to 3.648% depending on the person's income level. Property tax is 10-17% depending on where in New York you live. Total sales and use tax is 8.875%
Schools: New York has the 5th best high schools in the country, better than NH.
Religion: 51.21% identify as religious, higher than the national average of 48.78%. The majority are Catholic (33.17%). The two next highest practiced religions are Jewish (4.05%) and Other Christian (3.1%)
Climate: Climate varies region to region. Southeast NY is the warmest part, with longer periods of time between frosts. In the uplands winters are cold and summers are cooler. Snow Belt along Great Lakes Plain is one of snowiest areas in U.S. NYC has annual mean temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation in NYC average of 49.7 inches with mean annual snowfall of 29 inches.
Jobs/Unemployment: NY's unemployment rate of 6.8% is less than the U.S. average of 7.3%
Property Values/Income: The average home price $511,200. The median household income is $57,683, less than NH's but more than the U.S. average of $53,046.
Sports in the Area: NY has many sports teams including, but not limited to, the NY Yankees and NY Mets (Baseball), the NY Giants and NY Jets (football), the NY Rangers and NY Islanders (Hockey), the New York Knicks (Basketball), and the NY Red Bulls and NYC FC (Soccer).
Racial Makeup: NY is also mainly white, with 71.2% being white. Other groups and percentages are; black 17.5%, American Indian 1%, Asian 8%, Pacific Islander .1%, and Hispanic or Latino 18.2%
Food: New York is famous for many foods, some being NY Style Cheesecake, Buffalo Wings, and NY Style Pizza.
Economy: The largest economy in Canada, almost twice that of Quebec, the second largest. Main exports are motor vehicles, parts, and accessories (40.4%), machinery (10.8%), electrical machinery and equipment (10.8%), plastic (4.2%) and scientific, professional, and photo equipment (3.6%)
Taxes: Ontario has an average income tax of 9.63%, although it varies per income. Ontario’s sales tax is 8%, and property tax in Ontario varies on multiple factors, like use and value of the land. You can figure out your property tax with the equation “municipal portion of tax + country/regional portion of tax + education portion of tax = total property tax”.
Schools: Ontario schools rank as some of the best in the world. They also spend less than the United States, which earned a lower ranking.
Religion: 84% of the population identifies as religious. The largest religion is Protestant, 41.7% of the religious population identifies with this. Catholic (41.4%) and Muslim (3.7%) are the two next largest.
Climate: Ontario has all four seasons. By the Great Lakes, the lakes release heat during the fall and winter months regulating the temperature by the shores. Ontario has warm/hot, humid summers and cold winters. Precipitation ranges from 30-39 inches. Snowfall can reach upwards of 10 feet in some places.
Jobs/Unemployment: As of January 10, 2014, Ontario has an unemployment rate of 7.9%, higher than Canada’s 7.2%
Property Values/Income: The average home in Ontario is $418,545 as of January 2014, and the average income in Ontario in 2011 was $73,290.
Sports in the Area: There are many sports teams in Ontario, including the Toronto Raptors (Basketball), the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators (Hockey), the Toronto Blue Jays (Baseball), the Toronto FC (Soccer), and Toronto Argonauts (Football). Hockey is the biggest sport.
Racial Makeup: Ontario is also mainly white, however there are many more racial groups in Ontario. Some groups and their percentages are; white (75.4%), South Asian (India, Bangladesh etc.) (8%), Chinese (5.2%), black (4.5%), Filipino (2.3%), Latin American (1.4%), Arab (1.2%), Southeast Asian (1.1%), West Asian (1%)
Food: Ontario has many famous foods, including Maple Syrup, bacon, and poutine.
So Where Do I Want To Live?
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