Introduction to Claremont, New Hampshire

Claremont, New Hampshire, in Sullivan county, is 52 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 96 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. As of the year 2000 census, 13,151 people lived in Claremont.

Claremont History

Claremont was named after Claremont Castle, the estate of Thomas Pelham Holles, the Earl of Clare and cousin of colonial governor Benning Wentworth. It was at first inhabited by the settlers who built a dam across Sugar River, as well as a sawmill and gristmill. The city became an important industrial town for textile and paper in the 1800’s.

Claremont and nearby Attractions

  • Claremont Historical Society Museum
  • Fiske Free Library
  • Ascutney State Park
  • William H. H. Moody Horse - Farm
  • Broad Street Park War Monuments

Things To Do In Claremont

A number of 18th and 19th century mills from are still preserved along the bank of the Sugar River and offer a glimpse into the city’s early industries. City Hall, an Italian-renaissance style building located in the town-square, is a popular local tourist destination. Claremont has war monuments commemorating World War I and II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War. The Polish Harvest Festival is the local festival.

Claremont Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Rutland State Airport.

Claremont Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Keene State College, Dartmouth College and Plymouth State College.


Total Population 13,076
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,077
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $35,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,795
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,170


Median Family Income $53,432
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $795
Median House Value $137,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0%
English 15.6%
Irish 16.7%

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

Claremont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Sullivan
Standard Zip Codes 03743
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.376
Longitude -72.347

Claremont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acworth 976 $63,250
Charlestown 5,029 $52,708
Cornish 1,670 $84,688
Croydon 735 $80,208
Newport 6,408 $60,317
Plainfield 2,376 $90,729

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

Claremont Public Libraries

Fiske Free Library
Claremont, New Hampshire
(603) 542-7017

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Claremont Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(603) 542-7771
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 694 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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