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. There are 10,331 residents in the city.

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.


Total Population 9,710
Male Share of the Population 54.7%
Female Share of the Population 45.3%
Senior Citizens 20.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,906
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.8%
Median Earnings25+ $29,449
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,842
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,793


Median Family Income $49,375
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $667
Median House Value $89,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 12.7%

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

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  • 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
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
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 348 $51,875
Gorham 2,765 $64,527
Jefferson 902 $69,167
Milan 1,307 $66,389
Randolph 424 $77,788
Shelburne 358 $57,188

Berlin Public Libraries

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

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Berlin Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(603) 752-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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