Introduction to Conway, New Hampshire

Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll county, is 48 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 112 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. As of the year 2000 census, 8,604 people lived in Conway.

Conway History

Originally home to the Pequawket Indians, the region was first discovered by Europeans by an explorer named Darby Field in 1642. Permanent European settlement began in 1764, after many Pequawket Indians died from diseases brought over by the Europeans. Named after Henry Seymour Conway, the Commander in Chief of the British Army, the city was chartered in 1765 by the colonial governor Benning Wentworth.

Conway and nearby Attractions

  • Eastman Lord House Museum
  • White Mountain National Forest
  • Echo Lake State Park
  • Mount Washington Museum
  • Conway Public Library
  • Conway State Forest

Things To Do In Conway

The Echo Lake State Park, the Conway State Forest and the White Mountain National Forest are popular local recreational spots among both tourists and residents. The Mount Washington Museum and the Eastman Lord House Museum offer a glimpse into the city’s history.

Conway Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Portland International Airport.

Conway Higher Education

Plymouth State College, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New Hampshire offer courses in higher studies.


Total Population 10,054
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,418
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $31,605
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,445


Median Family Income $51,853
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $842
Median House Value $186,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 0.7%
English 20.3%
Irish 24.6%

Conway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 03818
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.979
Longitude -71.12

Conway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station BERLIN
Distance 32.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 800 $72,708
Bartlett 2,767 $64,464
Eaton 348 $70,000
Jackson 1,032 $71,528
Madison 2,507 $58,487
North Conway 2,347 $50,521

Conway Public Libraries

Conway Public Library
Conway, New Hampshire
(603) 447-5552
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