A recent look into the 20 least populated towns in New Hampshire uncovered some information that was quite interesting.

For instance, it turns out that the least-populated town in the entire state is the two-person town of Livermore. The area was once a thriving small community, but is now a wooded ghost town. Only structural remnants and debris remain from this place that once was.

These facts are always interesting to learn, so we then decided to shake things up a bit and talk about the 20 most populated New Hampshire towns. Did you know that you can get married in an authentic English Tudor castle in Windham, or that the biggest arcade in the world is in Laconia? How about the fact that Keene is a world record holder for having the largest number of jack-o-lanterns on display?

No matter how big or small these towns are, we appreciate all of the places that make up our Granite State. But just how many people called these same towns home 70+ years ago?

It's always fascinating to see how different populations have fluctuated over the years, and courtesy of this New Hampshire census from 1950, we can do just that.

Below is a list of the 20 most populated New Hampshire towns, circa 1950. We've also included the current populations as of 2020, so that you can compare how much these towns have (for the most part) grown over the years. The descriptions also share if and how these places rank among the most populated towns today.

These Are the 20 Most Populated New Hampshire Towns

Interesting stuff, right? Now let's take a look at the 20 least populated towns in the state as of 2020.

These Are the 20 Least Populated New Hampshire Towns

What names do you recognize?