Effingham, New Hampshire

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Effingham, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Effingham Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Effingham, New Hampshire

Comparing Effingham 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
Well-Paid Single Men 6 2
Age of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 3 6
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 3
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 1
Median Family Income 4 1
People Above Poverty 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
People Living Alone 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9

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Effingham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles W of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 03882
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.761
Longitude -70.996

Effingham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.9 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
Distance 21.1 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
Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 27.7 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
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Effingham Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,273 100%
Male 657 51.6%
Female 616 48.4%
Under 18 331 26%
18+ 942 74%
65+ 160 12.6%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,252 98.4%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.4%

Estimated Effingham Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,350
Growth 77
Growth % 6%

Effingham 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 18.4%
Irish 13.8%
French (except Basque) 12.2%
US/American 11.3%
German 8.6%
Italian 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Polish 5.1%
French Canadian 3.9%
Scottish 3.6%
Norwegian 1.8%
British 1.6%
Swedish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Finnish 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
European 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

South Effingham (03882)

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)
Effingham 1,273 $38,000
Brookfield 604 $54,688
Eaton 375 $53,750
Freedom 1,303 $49,167
Madison 1,984 $51,080
Ossipee 4,211 $38,790
Wakefield 4,252 $45,774

Effingham Public Libraries

Effingham Free Public Library
Effingham, New Hampshire
(603) 539-1537
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