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Overview

Introduction to Farmington, New Hampshire

Farmington, New Hampshire, in Strafford county, is 33 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire and 71 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 5,774.

Farmington History

A fort was built by the Colonial Assembly of Portsmouth at the foot of Lake Winnipesauke in order to prevent raids by the Abenaki Indians. After construction was completed in 1721, the town of Farmington was officially born. Farmington began as the Northwest Parish of Rochester, which was chartered in 1722. The town received its name from the docking site of a store commonly called Farmington Dock. In 1798, a petition for charter was granted and the town of Farmington was incorporated as a separate township.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Blue Job State Forest
  • New Hampshire Farm Museum
  • Wentworth State Park
  • Farmington Country Club

Things To Do In Farmington

Farmington is close to the New Hampshire Farm Museum and the Blue Job State Forest. Farmington’s Opera House hosts numerous recreational events, such as theatre performances and musical programs. The Farmington Hay Day Festival is a popular local festival, which attracts many visitors every year. The Farmington Country Club, Rochester Country Club and Ledges Golf Course provide facilities for local golfers.

Farmington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pease International Airport.

Farmington Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire College, Northern Essex Community College and the University of New England-University Campus.

People

Total Population 6,825
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,161
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,875
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $910
Median House Value $168,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
US/American 0%
English 20.3%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Farmington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Strafford
Standard Zip Codes 03835
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.389
Longitude -71.065

Farmington 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 SANFORD 2 NNW
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 17.6 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 LAKEPORT 2
Distance 23 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 5,295 $85,556
Middleton 1,723 $66,563
Milton 4,606 $67,991
New Durham 2,653 $90,391
Rochester 29,954 $59,519
Strafford 4,036 $101,827

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Farmington Public Libraries

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Goodwin Library
9 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Farmington, New Hampshire
(603) 755-2944
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Farmington High Schools

FARMINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
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603-755-2811
Serves 478 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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