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Overview

Introduction to Hooksett, New Hampshire

Hooksett, New Hampshire, in Merrimack county, is 7 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire and 55 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Hooksett History

Hooksett was incorporated as a town in 1822. The town was named after a bend in the Merrimack River. It is located in Merrimack County, which was founded in 1823 and named after the Merrimack River.

Hooksett and nearby Attractions

  • Hooksett Plaza Shopping Center
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • Bear Brook State Park
  • Kaleidoscope Children's Museum
  • Canterbury Shaker Village
  • Curtiss Dogwood Natural Area

Things To Do In Hooksett

Hooksett provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, the Sandown Historical Society Museum, the Currier Museum of Art and the Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum. The Bear Brook State Park, Rollins State Park and the Curtis Dogwood Natural Area are popular area spots as well.

Hooksett Transportation

Pease International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Hooksett Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at New Hampshire College, Northern Essex Community College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

People

Total Population 13,837
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,801
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 54.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,875
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,070
Median House Value $238,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 12.2%
Irish 22.7%

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

Hooksett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Merrimack
Standard Zip Codes 03106
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.096
Longitude -71.465

Hooksett 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 CONCORD MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 8.5 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 BLACKWATER DAM
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allenstown 4,302 $66,985
Bow 7,645 $112,759
Concord 42,537 $77,196
Dunbarton 2,791 $94,712
Manchester 110,139 $67,566
Pembroke 7,120 $87,679

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

Hooksett Public Libraries

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Hooksett Public Library
1701-B HOOKSETT ROAD
Hooksett, New Hampshire
(603) 485-6092
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Historic Hooksett

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Hooksett falls (Merrimack River) c1908.

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Hooksett falls (Merrimack River) c1908.

Hooksett falls (Merrimack River) between 1900 and 1910

Hooksett falls (Merrimack River) between 1900 and 1910

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