New Hampshire Passes Maine for First Time in Two Centuries 

New Census Bureau data shows New Hampshire’s population exceeding that of Maine for the first time in 209 years.Both states have about 1.3 million residents. Estimates released Wednesday put New Hampshire’s population ahead by 6,274 people.Maine also has a much older population and therefore more deaths and fewer births than New Hampshire.New Hampshire’s growth rate has slowed recently. Migration from Massachusetts, for example, has declined by 34 percent in the last several years.