Center Harbor, New Hampshire

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Center Harbor, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Center Harbor College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Center Harbor Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Center Harbor Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Center Harbor Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Center Harbor, New Hampshire

Comparing Center Harbor 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 9
Racial Diversity 5 9
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 4
People Above Poverty 8 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 4
Short Commute Times 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 8 5
People Living Alone 2 4
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Center Harbor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Belknap
Standard Zip Codes 03226
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.71
Longitude -71.49

Center Harbor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 29 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 11.1 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
Distance 18.6 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
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Center Harbor Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 996 100%
Male 499 50.1%
Female 497 49.9%
Under 18 214 21.5%
18+ 782 78.5%
65+ 173 17.4%
Median Age 44.6
Average Family Size 2.75
White 984 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 8 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1%

Estimated Center Harbor Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,108
Growth 112
Growth % 11.2%

Center Harbor 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 17.2%
Irish 14.6%
French (except Basque) 11.5%
German 9.7%
Italian 8.3%
French Canadian 7.1%
US/American 6.9%
Scottish 4%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
Polish 2%
British 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
Norwegian 1.5%
Russian 1.4%
Portuguese 1.4%
Belgian 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Center Harbor, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Centre Harbor (03226)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Center Harbor 996 $55,938
Ashland 1,955 $38,487
Holderness 1,930 $55,526
Meredith 5,943 $54,764
Moultonborough 4,484 $51,729
Plymouth 5,892 $43,797
Sandwich 1,286 $55,417

Center Harbor Public Libraries

James E. Nichols Memorial Library
Center Harbor, New Hampshire
(603) 253-6950

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Historic Center Harbor


An Abandoned farm house on Red Hill c1906

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An Abandoned farm house on Red Hill c1906

An Abandoned farm house on Red Hill (Lake Winnipesaukee) 1906 (est.)

Colonial Hotel (Lake Winnipesaukee) c1906.

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