New England State Resources

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There's an expression in New England: "If you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes." The expression refers to the region's dramatic weather swings attributed to its location in the northeast corner of the United States.

New England is comprised of six states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island. The southern three states, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut have urban centers, with large suburbs and have higher population densities than the northern three states. These 3 southern New England states rank as numbers 4, 5, and 6 respectively, in the U.S., in terms of Highest Population Density per square mile (average).

Conversely, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire are fairly rural, with very sparse populations in the northernmost areas of these states. Vermont is the second least populated state in the U.S.

Fun Facts: The American College of Medical Genetics lists 36 genetics clinics (all types) in New England. The game of basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr James Naismith in Springfield, MA. And there are 6,100 miles of coastline in New England!