Franconia, New Hampshire

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Franconia, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Franconia College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Franconia Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Franconia Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Franconia Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Franconia Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Franconia, New Hampshire

Comparing Franconia 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 10
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Male Share of the Population 4 1
Racial Diversity 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 3
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 4
Median Family Income 8 3
People Above Poverty 7 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 7 10
Housing Recently Built 6 3
Affordability of Rents 3 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 5
Low Property Crime 5 3

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Franconia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 84 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03580
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.226
Longitude -71.748

Franconia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station MONROE 5 NNE
Distance 13.9 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 19.5 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
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Franconia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 924 100%
Male 434 47%
Female 490 53%
Under 18 185 20%
18+ 739 80%
65+ 189 20.5%
Median Age 47.1
Average Family Size 2.76
White 901 97.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 8 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.6%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Franconia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,004
Growth 80
Growth % 8.7%

Franconia 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 26.3%
Irish 16%
Scottish 10.2%
German 8.6%
French (except Basque) 7.2%
Italian 5.9%
US/American 4.2%
Scotch-Irish 3.6%
Swedish 2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
French Canadian 2.5%
Polish 1.8%
Canadian 1.3%
Portuguese 0.8%
Northern European 0.8%
British 0.7%
Syrian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
African 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
European 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Guyanese 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Franconia 924 $46,979
Bethlehem 2,199 $48,333
Landaff 378 $48,500
Lisbon 1,587 $41,250
Littleton 5,845 $49,915
Lyman 487 $48,365
Sugar Hill 563 $60,288

Franconia Public Libraries

Abbie Greenleaf Library
Franconia, New Hampshire
(603) 823-8424

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Historic Franconia


Boat house on Echo Lake (Franconia Notch, White Mountains) c1901.

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Boat house on Echo Lake (Franconia Notch, White Mountains) c1901.

Boathouse on Profile Lake (Franconia Notch, White Mountains) c1901.

Franconia Notch (boat house on Profile Lake, White Mtns.) between 1895 and 1910

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