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Overview

Introduction to Berlin, New Hampshire

Berlin, New Hampshire, in Coos county, is 72 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 146 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Berlin History

The town was named Maynesborough Plantation in honor of Sir William Mayne, a trader from the West Indies. Maynesborough was settled in by Europeans in 1781. William Sessions and others from Maine were among the initial settlers. In 1829, Thomas Wheeler reincorporated the town as Berlin. The Atlantic and St. Lawrence railroad entered Berlin in 1851. Berlin was incorporated as a city in 1897.

Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Northern Forest Heritage Park
  • Androscoggin Wayside Park
  • Moose Brook State Park
  • Mount Washington Museum
  • Heritage New Hampshire
  • Milan Hill State Park

Things To Do In Berlin

The Eastman Lord House Museum, the New England Ski Museum, Mount Washington Museum and Heritage New Hampshire are popular among those interested in the area’s history. Berlin hosts the Northern Forest Lumberjack Festival every September and the Festival du Bois every July.

Berlin Transportation

Barre Montpelier is the nearest major airport.

Berlin Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Plymouth State College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of New Hampshire.

People

Total Population 9,580
Male Share of the Population 54.5%
Female Share of the Population 45.5%
Senior Citizens 20.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,652
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 39.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,103
% Above Poverty Level 79.7%
% Below Poverty Level 20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $688
Median House Value $88,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Berlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Coos
Standard Zip Codes 03570
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.468
Longitude -71.185

Berlin 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 BERLIN
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Station PINKHAM NOTCH
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 75 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 59.1 inches
Station BETHLEHEM
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dummer 307 $65,625
Gorham 2,725 $63,071
Jefferson 933 $73,594
Milan 1,358 $64,286
Randolph 361 $79,028
Shelburne 363 $73,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Berlin Public Libraries

Library
Berlin Public Library
270 MAIN STREET
Berlin, New Hampshire
(603) 752-5210

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Berlin Hospitals

ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
59 PAGE HILL ROAD
(603) 752-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Berlin High Schools

BERLIN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
550 WILLARD ST
603-752-4122
Serves 581 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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