Dalton, New Hampshire

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Dalton, New Hampshire

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Dalton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Dalton Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Dalton Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Dalton, New Hampshire

Comparing Dalton 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 1
Senior Citizens 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 2
Median Family Income 6 1
College Educated Adults 5 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Short Commute Times 5 7
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Rents 5 10
People Living Alone 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 8
Low Violent Crime 7 5

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Dalton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Coos
Standard Zip Codes 03598
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.415
Longitude -71.695

Dalton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 32 to 56 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Station MONROE 5 NNE
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 25 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 24.3 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
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Dalton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 927 100%
Male 477 51.5%
Female 450 48.5%
Under 18 226 24.4%
18+ 701 75.6%
65+ 135 14.6%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.95
White 897 96.8%
African-American 7 0.8%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.5%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 14 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 1.9%

Estimated Dalton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 920
Growth -7
Growth % -0.8%

Dalton 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
French (except Basque) 25.2%
US/American 21%
English 12.5%
Irish 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
German 3.9%
Italian 3.6%
Scottish 3.3%
French Canadian 2.9%
Polish 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Canadian 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Celtic 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
British 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dalton 927 $41,667
Bethlehem 2,199 $48,333
Carroll 663 $45,227
Jefferson 1,006 $42,067
Lancaster 3,280 $43,333
Littleton 5,845 $49,915
Whitefield 2,038 $41,528

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Dalton Public Library
Dalton, New Hampshire
(603) 837-2751

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