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Overview

Introduction to Durham, New Hampshire

Durham, New Hampshire, in Strafford county, is 25 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 54 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 12,664.

Durham History

Originally known as the Oyster River Plantation because of its location at the mouth of the Oyster River, Durham was first settled in by Europeans in 1635. After being attacked by the French during King William’s War in 1694, Durham was rebuilt in 1716 and incorporated as a town in 1732. The town was named in honor of the Bishop of Durham, England.

Durham and nearby Attractions

  • University Museum
  • Durham Historic Association Museum
  • Oyster River Park
  • Stolworthy Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Adams Point Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Durham

The Durham Historic Association Museum and the University Museum provide insight into the city’s cultural and social heritage. Durham is also home to a large number of parks and outdoor recreational spots, including the Stolworthy Wildlife Sanctuary and the Adams Point Wildlife Area, which provide walking trails amidst the area’s greenery and wildlife. The Oyster River Park is also worth visiting.

Durham Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Pease International Airport.

Durham Higher Education

The University of New Hampshire is the local institute of higher learning in Durham. Other nearby institutes are Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College and New Hampshire College.

People

Total Population 15,180
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,975
Age of the Population 21

Families

% of people married 24.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 75.9%
Median Earnings25+ $49,088
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $34,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,107

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,742
% Above Poverty Level 78%
% Below Poverty Level 22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 32.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,074
Median House Value $338,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
US/American 0.9%
English 16.5%
Irish 27.7%

Durham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Strafford
Standard Zip Codes 03824
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.133
Longitude -70.926

Durham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station DURHAM
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dover 30,332 $75,907
Lee 4,357 $101,946
Madbury 2,003 $118,472
Newington 800 $98,438
Newmarket 8,928 $86,838
Stratham 7,303 $142,637

Durham Public Libraries

Library
Durham Public Library
7-H MILL ROAD PLAZA
Durham, New Hampshire
(603) 868-6699

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Durham High Schools

OYSTER RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
55 COE DR
603-868-2375
Serves 722 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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