Barrington, New Hampshire

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Barrington, New Hampshire

Introduction to Barrington, New Hampshire

Barrington, New Hampshire, in Strafford county, is 25 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire and 59 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 7,475.

Barrington History

Barrington is in Stafford County. It was incorporated in 1722. The town got its name from Samuel Shute of Barrington Hall. Shute was also the colonial governor of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Initially, the community was made up of two grants- Barrington and Stafford, but they were separated in 1820.

Barrington and nearby Attractions

  • John Paul Jones House Museum
  • Vaughan Woods State Park
  • Tuck Museum
  • New Hampshire Farm Museum
  • Warner House
  • Odiorne State Park

Things To Do In Barrington

While in Barrington, one can visit several parks like the Rye Harbor State Park, the Bear Brooke State Park, the Wallis Sands State Park and the North Hampton State Park. The Nippo Lake Golf Club provides excellent facilities for golfers. Some of the local churches include Gerrish Chapel, Canaan Chapel, First Congregational Church and the Chapel of the Nativity.

Barrington Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Manchester Airport.

Barrington Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at the University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire College, the University of New England-University Campus and Merrimack College.

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High Points

Barrington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Hampshire):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Barrington Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Barrington Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14% Barrington Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Barrington, New Hampshire

Comparing Barrington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Hampshire (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Senior Citizens 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 5
Public Transportation Use 6 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 8

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Barrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Strafford
Standard Zip Codes 03825
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.222
Longitude -71.047

Barrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DURHAM
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
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Barrington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,475 100%
Male 3,813 51%
Female 3,662 49%
Under 18 2,057 27.5%
18+ 5,418 72.5%
65+ 525 7%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.07
White 7,334 98.1%
African-American 19 0.3%
Asian 31 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.1%
Other 17 0.2%
Mixed Race 60 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 69 0.9%

Estimated Barrington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,162
Growth 687
Growth % 9.2%

Barrington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 17.4%
Irish 13.5%
French (except Basque) 12.3%
US/American 8.9%
French Canadian 8.6%
Italian 7.9%
German 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Polish 4.4%
Scottish 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Portuguese 1.6%
Canadian 1%
Swedish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Armenian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
European 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Barrington 7,475 $56,136
Durham 12,664 $83,609
Lee 4,145 $62,330
Madbury 1,509 $67,981
Northwood 3,640 $53,953
Nottingham 3,701 $65,510
Rochester 28,461 $47,324

Barrington Public Libraries

Barrington Public Library
Barrington, New Hampshire
(603) 664-9715
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