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Overview

Introduction to Epping, New Hampshire

Epping, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 17 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 46 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. As of the year 2000 census, 5,476 people lived in Epping.

Epping History

Originally a part of Exeter, the settlement of Epping began as early as 1710. It was granted a charter by Jonathan Belcher in 1741, the Governor of Massachusetts. It was officially incorporated as a town before the separation of New Hampshire from Massachusetts. It was named after Epping Forest, a suburb in London, England.

Epping and nearby Attractions

  • Epping Historical Society Museum
  • The Leddy Center
  • American Independence Museum
  • Pawtuckaway State Park
  • Hampton Beach State Park

Things To Do In Epping

Epping has a number of recreational and historic sites. The Epping Historical Society Museum offers visitors a chance to learn about the social and cultural history of the area. At the Leddy Center, a wide range of concerts and plays are held regularly.

Epping Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pease International Airport.

Epping Higher Education

The University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College and New Hampshire College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 6,587
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,693
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 62.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.5%
Median Earnings25+ $44,944
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,052
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,391

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,475
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.2%
Median Gross Rent $892
Median House Value $214,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 18.6%
Irish 22.2%

Epping Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03042
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.033
Longitude -71.074

Epping 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 EPPING
Distance 0.4 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 DURHAM
Distance 10.2 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 HAVERHILL
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 4,598 $118,631
Fremont 4,375 $90,791
Kingston 6,060 $80,503
Newfields 1,625 $116,250
Nottingham 4,855 $105,347
Raymond 10,202 $73,143

Epping Public Libraries

Library
Harvey-mitchell Memorial Library
151 MAIN STREET
Epping, New Hampshire
(603) 679-5944

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21 PROSPECT ST
603-679-5472
Serves 413 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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