Rockingham County, NH

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Population

309,176

0.918% growth

Poverty Rate

4.8%


Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$95,160

6.38% growth

Number of Employees

172,287

0.792% decline

Median Property Value

$343,700

4.95% growth

About

In 2018, Rockingham County, NH had a population of 309k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $95,160. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Rockingham County, NH grew from 306,363 to 309,176, a 0.918% increase and its median household income grew from $89,451 to $95,160, a 6.38% increase.

The population of Rockingham County, NH is 93.2% White Alone, 2.59% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.72% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Rockingham County, NH speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockingham County, NH are Great Bay Community College (329 degrees awarded in 2017), Empire Beauty School-Portsmouth (38 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (26 degrees).

The median property value in Rockingham County, NH is $343,700, and the homeownership rate is 77.5%. Most people in Rockingham County, NH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockingham County, NH is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Rockingham County, NH employs 172k people. The largest industries in Rockingham County, NH are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,993 people), Retail Trade (22,103 people), and Manufacturing (20,657 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,888), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,797), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,973).

Median household income in Rockingham County, NH is $95,160. Males in Rockingham County, NH have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,410. The income inequality in Rockingham County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$95,160

2018 value

± $6,458

6.38%

1 Year Growth

± 7.62%

Households in Rockingham County, NH have a median annual income of $95,160, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $89,451 in 2017, which represents a 6.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,607

Average Male Salary

± $3,288

$54,410

Average Female Salary

± $2,509

In 2018, full-time male employees in New Hampshire made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Hampshire by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $83,580 ± $15,627

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $69,000 ± $29,051

  3. White

    $56,205 ± $1,898

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Hampshire workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rockingham County, NH is from New Hampshire.

0.466

2018 Wage GINI

0.458

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.94% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for New Hampshire was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Hampshire in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 640

  2. Census Tract 510

  3. Census Tract 38.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockingham County, NH was Census Tract 640 with a value of $129,531, followed by Census Tract 510 and Census Tract 38.01, with respective values of $122,083 and $119,432.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rockingham County, NH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockingham County, NH (14.4k out of 300k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,327 ± 832

  2. Hispanic

    808 ± 267

  3. Two Or More

    414 ± 158

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rockingham County, NH is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

172k

2018 Value

± 6,622

-0.792%

1 Year decline

± 5.38%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Rockingham County, NH declined at a rate of -0.792%, from 174k employees to 172k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockingham County, NH, are Management Occupations (22,905 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,172 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,629 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockingham County, NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rockingham County, NH, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (22,905 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,172 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,629 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rockingham County, NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.11 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.31 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rockingham County, NH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,745), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,457), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,312).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

172k

2018 Value

± 6,622

-0.792%

1 Year decline

± 5.38%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Rockingham County, NH declined at a rate of -0.792%, from 174k employees to 172k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockingham County, NH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,993 people), Retail Trade (22,103 people), and Manufacturing (20,657 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockingham County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Rockingham County, NH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Rockingham County, NH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,993 people), Retail Trade (22,103 people), and Manufacturing (20,657 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rockingham County, NH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.23 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.16 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rockingham County, NH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($110,888), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,797), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,973).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $10.4B

  2. $4.84B

  3. $3.85B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $10.4B, followed by Fuel oils ($4.84B) and Machinery ($3.85B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Hampshire products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$50B

2020 Value

$75.6B

Projected 2045 Value

51% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $50B. This is expected to increase 51% to $75.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Hampshire trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $6.4B

  2. $2.77B

  3. $2.19B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $6.4B, followed by Maine with $2.77B and New York and $2.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Hampshire shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.6% of the population of Rockingham County, NH has health coverage, with 61.7% on employee plans, 7.66% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Rockingham County, NH was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, NH see 1257 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.14% increase from the previous year (1207 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1397 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 493 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.5%). Additionally, Belknap County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,257 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rockingham County, NH see an average of 1,257 patients per year. This represents a 4.14% increase from the previous year (1,207 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,589

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,880

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,129

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,397

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.38%

Uninsured

61.7%

Employer Coverage

7.66%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockingham County, NH grew by 3.63% from 4.22% to 4.38%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rockingham County, NH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.5% prevalence

  2. 10.6% prevalence

  3. 10.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire, at 11.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Rockingham County, NH is home to a population of 309k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.74% of Rockingham County, NH residents were born outside of the country (14.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rockingham County, NH is composed of 280k White Alone residents (93.2%), 7.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.59%), 5.16k Asian Alone residents (1.72%), 4.85k Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 2.22k Black or African American Alone residents (0.738%), 161 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0536%), 125 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0416%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Rockingham County, NH was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Rockingham County, NH are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Rockingham County, NH residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.74%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.5k people

4.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.2k people

As of 2017, 4.74% of Rockingham County, NH residents (14.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockingham County, NH was 4.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    8,605 ± 2,270 people

  2. Canada

    7,822 ± 2,165 people

  3. China

    4,094 ± 1,569 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was India, the natal country of 8,605 New Hampshire residents, followed by Canada with 7,822 and China with 4,094.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2018 Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Rockingham County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Rockingham County, NH was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    280k ± 186

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.8k ± 2.23k

  3. Asian Alone

    5.16k ± 544

In 2014, there were 35.9 times more White Alone residents (280k people) in Rockingham County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.8k Hispanic or Latino and 5.16k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rockingham County, NH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    7,067 ± 1,257

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,016 ± 1,124

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,629 ± 776

Rockingham County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Rockingham County, NH awarded 393 degrees. The student population of Rockingham County, NH is skewed towards women, with 734 male students and 1,250 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockingham County, NH are White (320 and 81.4%), followed by Unknown (29 and 7.38%), Asian (19 and 4.83%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 2.8%).

The largest universities in Rockingham County, NH by number of degrees awarded are Great Bay Community College (329 and 83.7%), Empire Beauty School-Portsmouth (38 and 9.67%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Portsmouth (26 and 6.62%).

The most popular majors in Rockingham County, NH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (62 and 15.8%), Registered Nursing (48 and 12.2%), and General Cosmetology (45 and 11.5%).

The median tuition costs in Rockingham County, NH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rockingham County, NH was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rockingham County, NH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 329 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 26 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Rockingham County, NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Great Bay Community College with 329 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

134

Degrees Awarded to Men

259

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 134 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockingham County, NH, which is 0.517 times less than the 259 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    320 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    19 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rockingham County, NH were to White students. These 320 degrees mean that there were 11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockingham County, NH was $343,700 in 2018, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $327,500 to $343,700, a 4.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockingham County, NH is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rockingham County, NH have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rockingham County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$343,700

2018 Median

± $6,967

$327,500

2017 Median

± $8,918

In 2018, the median property value in Rockingham County, NH grew to to $343,700 from the previous year's value of $327,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rockingham County, NH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rockingham County, NH the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$95,160

Median Household Income

± $6,458

119k

Number of Households

± 5,262

In 2018, the median household income of the 119k households in Rockingham County, NH grew to $95,160 from the previous year's value of $89,451.

The following chart displays the households in Rockingham County, NH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rockingham County, NH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rockingham County, NH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%

2018 Homeownership

75.7%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.5% of the housing units in Rockingham County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rockingham County, NH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockingham County, NH have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.56% of the workforce in Rockingham County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.14%

  3. Carpooled

    5.15%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Rockingham County, NH was Drove Alone (83.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (7.14%) and those who Carpooled (5.15%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rockingham County, NH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rockingham County, NH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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