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Overview

Introduction to Hampton, New Hampshire

Hampton, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 16 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 41 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of 14,937.

Hampton History

Hampton was previously known as Winnacunnet. Its original name was derived from an Algonquian Abenaki term meaning "pleasant pines." Reverend Stephen Bachiler and a group of parishioners first settled the area in 1638. Hampton was incorporated as a town in 1639. It was renamed after Hampton, England. The first railroad entered the area in the 1850s and enabled Hampton' to become a popular oceanfront resort.

Hampton and nearby Attractions

  • Tuck Museum
  • Hampton Beach State Park
  • Fuller Gardens
  • Rye Harbor State Park
  • Seabrook Beach
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Hampton

Hampton offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Tuck Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Hampton Beach State Park is a popular summer tourist destination. One can even visit the Odiorne State Park and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge from Hampton.

Hampton Transportation

Pease International Airport is nearby.

Hampton Higher Education

The University of New Hampshire, Merrimack College and Northern Essex Community College offer courses in higher studies.

People

Total Population 15,132
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 21.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,078
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 59.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,642
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,124
Median House Value $336,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 1%
English 15.6%
Irish 26.6%

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

Hampton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03842
P.O. Box Zip Codes 03843
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.937
Longitude -70.839

Hampton 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 GREENLAND
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 14 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 15.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hampton Beach (03842, 03843)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Exeter 14,483 $94,514
Hampton Falls 2,313 $123,594
Kensington 2,021 $111,607
North Hampton 4,361 $104,474
Rye 5,341 $127,008
Seabrook 8,771 $62,500

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

Hampton Public Libraries

Library
Lane Memorial Library
2 ACADEMY AVENUE
Hampton, New Hampshire
(603) 926-3368
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Hampton High Schools

WINNACUNNET HIGH SCHOOL
1 ALUMNI DR
603-926-3395
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,201 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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