Canterbury, New Hampshire

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Canterbury, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Canterbury College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Canterbury Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Canterbury People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Canterbury Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Canterbury Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Canterbury, New Hampshire

Comparing Canterbury 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Male Share of the Population 6 2
Female Share of the Population 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 8
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 10 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Rents 2 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Canterbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Merrimack
Standard Zip Codes 03224
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.336
Longitude -71.565

Canterbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches
Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
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Canterbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,979 100%
Male 955 48.3%
Female 1,024 51.7%
Under 18 484 24.5%
18+ 1,495 75.5%
65+ 205 10.4%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,951 98.6%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 15 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.5%

Estimated Canterbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,267
Growth 288
Growth % 14.6%

Canterbury 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 20.8%
Irish 11.9%
French Canadian 9.5%
German 9.1%
French (except Basque) 7.9%
US/American 6.7%
Italian 6.6%
Scottish 4.4%
Swedish 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Polish 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
European 1.5%
Dutch 0.9%
Canadian 0.9%
Greek 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Canterbury 1,979 $62,583
Boscawen 3,672 $45,850
Loudon 4,481 $59,096
Northfield 4,548 $48,787
Salisbury 1,137 $62,321
Tilton 3,477 $50,143
Webster 1,579 $57,396

Canterbury Public Libraries

Elkins Library
Canterbury, New Hampshire
(603) 783-4386

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