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Overview

Introduction to Goffstown, New Hampshire

Goffstown, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 7 miles W of Manchester, New Hampshire and 53 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is home to some 16,929 residents.

Goffstown History

Goffstown was originally founded as a township for soldiers who fought in the Narragansett War of 1675. Colonial governor Jonathan Belcher initially granted the town as Narragansett No. 4 in 1734. After being renamed twice, it was finally granted to new settlers in 1748 by Governor Benning Wentworth. It was named in honor of Colonel John Goffe.

Goffstown and nearby Attractions

  • Goffstown Historical Society Museum
  • Goffstown Plaza Shopping Center
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • Millyard Museum
  • Clough State Park
  • White Mountain National Forest

Things To Do In Goffstown

The Goffstown Historical Society Museum provides insight into the town’s history. The Uncanoonuc Mountain provides great opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. The Whipple Free Library and the Weare Public Library are ideal destinations for book lovers.

Goffstown Transportation

Air transportation is available from Manchester Airport.

Goffstown Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at New Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Fitchburg State College.

People

Total Population 17,831
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,256
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,061
% Above Poverty Level 93.8%
% Below Poverty Level 6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 10.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,133
Median House Value $229,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
US/American 0%
English 13.5%
Irish 22.5%

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

Goffstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03045, 03046
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.02
Longitude -71.6

Goffstown 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 WEARE
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 10.5 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
Station PETERBORO 2 S
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford 21,659 $149,742
Dunbarton 2,791 $94,712
Hooksett 13,837 $97,875
Manchester 110,139 $67,566
New Boston 5,418 $106,830
Weare 8,883 $90,444

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

Goffstown Public Libraries

Library
Goffstown Public Library
2 HIGH STREET
Goffstown, New Hampshire
(603) 497-2102
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Goffstown High Schools

GOFFSTOWN AREA HIGH SCHOOL
27 WALLACE RD
603-497-4841
Serves 1,255 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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