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New England by the Numbers | State Facts

New England by the Numbers | State Facts
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by in Sep 2007

20

percentage of Vermont’s trees that are sugar maples — explaining in part the golden-orange and red hues of the state’s foliage season

107

number of years that Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut — oldest burger joint in America — has been cooking hamburgers

2

Babe Ruth’s favorite room at the Cranmore Mountain Lodge in North Conway, New Hampshire

809,248,000

number of handmade 36-square-foot quilts you’d need to blanket Rhode Island

6,800

number by which New Hampshire’s moose population (the kind with antlers) exceeds the state’s Moose population (the kind who gather in lodges)

2107

year climate-change experts calculate that New Hampshire’s forests will evolve from northern hardwoods (maple-beech-birch) to the oak-hickory mix commonly found now in Virginia

1:1

ratio of chickens to humans in Connecticut

21

legal age to buy model airplane glue in Providence, Rhode Island

5.8

number of times you could circle the globe if you lined up Dunkin’ Donuts’ yearly output end to end (company founded in Quincy, Massachusetts, 1950)

2-3-4

respective rankings of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire on a recent survey of the nation’s safest states (North Dakota is number 1)

1,283

nurses per 100,000 people in New Hampshire: more RNs per capita than any other state

$250

New Hampshire fine for intentionally releasing a balloon; second offense costs $500

800,000

glasses of milk you’d need to fill the 40-foot milk bottle at the Boston Children’s Museum

875,737

college students in New England: 135,314 in Boston alone

7

estimated number of days by which peak foliage has been pushed back owing to climate change

$1.051 billion

money spent September-November 2006 by leaf-peepers and other fall visitors to New Hampshire

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