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Overview

Introduction to Atkinson, New Hampshire

Atkinson, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 5 miles NW of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 33 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 6,178.

Atkinson History

The first settlement in the area took place in 1727. The town of Atkinson was incorporated in 1767. It was named Atkinson in honor of Colonel Theodore Atkinson, the owner of a large stretch of land on Providence Hill. General Nathaniel Peabody, Reverend Stephen Peabody and Doctor William Cogswell established the Atkinson Academy, which is the oldest co-educational school in the U.S., in Atkinson in 1787. It is located in Rockingham County, which was organized in 1771.

Atkinson and nearby Attractions

  • American Independence Museum
  • Kingston State Park
  • Children’s Metamorphosis Museum
  • Rye Harbor State Park
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum
  • Hampton Beach State Park

Things To Do In Atkinson

The Warner House, the Franklin Pierce House and the American Independence Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. The Wallis Sands State Park, the Marshall State Forest, Bear Brook State Park and Pawtuckaway State Park offer various facilities for recreation.

Atkinson Transportation

Flights are available from Logan International Airport.

Atkinson Higher Education

Students can pursue higher education at Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, Salem State College and New Hampshire College.

People

Total Population 6,788
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,565
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 65.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.6%
Median Earnings25+ $48,086
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,701

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,799
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $732
Median House Value $286,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
US/American 1.4%
English 17.4%
Irish 36.1%

Atkinson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03811
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.838
Longitude -71.147

Atkinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HAVERHILL
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Danville 4,423 $100,625
Hampstead 8,543 $107,533
Newton 4,717 $91,071
Plaistow 7,614 $72,035
Salem 28,841 $90,353
Sandown 6,133 $93,681

Atkinson Public Libraries

Library
Kimball Library
3 ACADEMY AVENUE
Atkinson, New Hampshire
(603) 362-5234
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