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Jaffrey, New Hampshire


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Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Introduction to Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Jaffrey, New Hampshire is 28 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire and 58 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Cheshire County. The population of the town is 5,476.

Jaffrey History

The land that is now covered by the Town of Jaffrey was granted to soldiers from Rowley, Massachusetts in 1736. It was permanently settled in 1758 and incorporated as the Town of Jaffrey in 1773. The town was named after George Jaffrey, a former local landholder. The Town Meetinghouse was built in 1775.

Jaffrey and nearby Attractions

  • Monadnock State Park
  • Peterborough Historical Society Museum
  • Otter River State Forest
  • Gardner Museum
  • Curtiss Dogwood Natural Area
  • Franklin Pierce House

Things To Do In Jaffrey

Jaffrey offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to both its residents and visitors. The Shirley Historical Society Museum, the Horatio Colony House Museum, the Peterborough Historical Society Museum and the Gardner Museum are all popular among those hoping to learn more about the region;s history. The Rhododendron State Park, Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area and the Erving State Forest offer facilities for hiking and camping as well.

Jaffrey Transportation

Manchester is the nearest major airport.

Jaffrey Higher Education

Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College and Keene State College are in the neighborhood.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Jaffrey Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Jaffrey Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Comparing Jaffrey 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
Compared
to State
Age of the Population 7 4
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Racial Diversity 1 7

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 6 3
Average Household Size 5 5

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 3
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 10 6
Public Transportation Use 5 8
Short Commute Times 5 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 4

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Housing Recently Built 5 3
People Living Alone 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 10 9

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Jaffrey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cheshire
Standard Zip Codes 03452
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.813
Longitude -72.023

Jaffrey 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 PETERBORO 2 S
Distance 4.5 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
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station SURRY MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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Jaffrey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,476 100%
Male 2,627 48%
Female 2,849 52%
Under 18 1,424 26%
18+ 4,052 74%
65+ 859 15.7%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.98
White 5,329 97.3%
African-American 23 0.4%
Asian 38 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.3%
Other 2 0%
Mixed Race 65 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 0.6%

Estimated Jaffrey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,711
Growth 235
Growth % 4.3%

Jaffrey 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
French (except Basque) 18.1%
French Canadian 15.4%
English 14.5%
Irish 12.8%
Italian 7.7%
Finnish 4.3%
German 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
US/American 2.8%
Polish 2.5%
Swedish 2.5%
Scottish 2.4%
Canadian 1%
British 0.7%
European 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jaffrey 5,476 $48,703
Dublin 1,476 $57,578
Fitzwilliam 2,141 $55,476
New Ipswich 4,289 $57,865
Peterborough 5,883 $54,375
Rindge 5,451 $52,500
Sharon 360 $75,325

Jaffrey Public Libraries

Library
Jaffrey Public Library
38 MAIN STREET
Jaffrey, New Hampshire
(603) 532-7301

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Jaffrey High Schools (2004)

CONANT HIGH SCHOOL
3 CONANT WAY
603-532-8131
Serves 495 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Bristol, New Hampshire 87.9   24.9% 14.2% 22.5% 28 $44,766 5.9% 3.9% 3,033 6.9% 22.1 37.2% 0.3
2. Bristol, Rhode Island 87.6   26.2% 17.7% 26.3% 24 $54,656 5.2% 2.9% 22,469 8.1% 19.9 1.5% 1.3
3. Swanzey, New Hampshire 87   22.5% 13% 20.6% 22 $51,500 5.9% 1.7% 6,800 5.4% 13.5 2.8% 1.6
4. Winthrop, Maine 86.1   23.4% 17% 26.7% 25 $47,533 4.8% 1.6% 6,232 9.3% 14.6 14.8% 1
5. Tiverton, Rhode Island 85.9   23.2% 16.5% 24% 29 $58,917 5.1% 2% 15,260 4.5% 20.7 3% 1.3
6. Freeport, Maine 85.7   22.3% 12.7% 38.3% 23 $58,134 6.2% 2.8% 7,800 5.9% 19.2 4.2% 0.1
7. Yarmouth, Maine 85.5   27.4% 14.6% 57.2% 23 $73,234 5% 1.5% 8,360 4.4% 11.4 3.8% 0.7
8. Montague, Michigan 85.2   28% 14.4% 18.3% 22 $49,185 6.1% 2.8% 2,407 9.5% 21.6 4.2% 0.4
9. Boscawen, New Hampshire 85.2   21.9% 18.5% 15.5% 22 $45,850 5.6% 2.3% 3,672 7.5% 3.3 0.9% 0.5
10. Portsmouth, Rhode Island 85   23.3% 13.5% 42.9% 22 $68,577 6.1% 4.2% 17,149 3.4% 16.3 5.2% 0.9
11. Waldoboro, Maine 84.4   25.9% 16.4% 18.6% 24 $41,042 6.1% 1.4% 4,916 12.9% 23.2 9.7% 0.2
12. Kennebunk, Maine 84.3   26.8% 17.2% 42.9% 24 $59,712 5.3% 2% 10,476 4.2% 15.8 12.5% 0.8
13. Lunenburg, Massachusetts 84   20.1% 12% 31.5% 28 $63,981 5.9% 3% 9,401 4.1% 14.7 1.7% 0.4
14. North Kingstown, Rhode Island 83.6   22.4% 11.8% 40.3% 26 $69,559 6.9% 4.3% 26,326 7.1% 16.9 2.5% 1.6
15. Kittery, Maine 83.5   29.4% 15.2% 28.4% 21 $53,343 5.9% 4% 9,543 7.6% 16.5 3.4% 0.1
16. Peterborough, New Hampshire 83.5   28.8% 20.7% 41.3% 24 $54,375 5.4% 3% 5,883 9.1% 22.4 2.3% 0.9
17. Buchanan, New York 83   21.4% 12.8% 25.2% 28 $73,674 6.7% 3.8% 2,189 3.9% 11.9 7% 0.5
18. Seneca Falls, New York 83   28.8% 16.7% 22.4% 20 $49,280 5.5% 3.6% 6,861 11.3% 4.7 0.7% 0.9
19. Topsham, Maine 82.5   22.3% 12.6% 29.5% 20 $52,134 6.6% 4.8% 9,100 4.1% 16.6 1% 0.4
20. Williams Bay, Wisconsin 82.5   28.4% 19.3% 39.5% 27 $60,573 5.7% 1.8% 2,415 7.2% 14.9 37.9% 0.8
21. Bucksport, Maine 82.3   27.5% 13.5% 16.2% 25 $41,818 5.5% 1.9% 4,908 10.8% 20.4 6% 1.6
22. Wiscasset, Maine 82.3   27.2% 13.1% 21.3% 23 $46,799 4.8% 2% 3,603 12.5% 18.6 3.4% 0.3
23. North Hampton, New Hampshire 81.7   20.2% 14.3% 40.3% 26 $72,500 4.6% 1.6% 4,259 3.3% 18.3 2.9% 1.6
24. Linwood, New Jersey 81.7   22.6% 18.8% 37.9% 23 $71,415 5.2% 4.8% 7,172 3.9% 13.4 1.4% 0.8
25. Winneconne, Wisconsin 81.6   23% 15% 16% 24 $53,477 4.5% 1.2% 2,401 4.7% 5.4 7.6% 0.4
26. Deerfield, Massachusetts 81.5   26.2% 13.8% 35.4% 23 $64,909 5% 2.8% 4,750 4.5% 16.2 0.7% 1.5
27. Williamsburg, Massachusetts 80.8   25.1% 12.9% 39.4% 25 $55,833 4.5% 2.1% 2,427 5.5% 9.1 1.5% 1.2
28. Rye, New Hampshire 80.7   27.4% 19% 53.3% 29 $74,956 4.8% 1.3% 5,182 3.5% 9.1 14.6% 1.2
29. Charlestown, Rhode Island 80.7   21.7% 14.5% 29.5% 29 $56,866 5.7% 3.7% 7,859 5.1% 16.3 30.8% 1.4
30. Scarborough, Maine 80.3   20.7% 13% 38.6% 20 $65,138 6.9% 2.7% 16,970 4% 16.8 7.9% 0.8
31. Goffstown, New Hampshire 80.2   20.8% 12.1% 25.2% 26 $61,718 5.3% 1.8% 16,929 4.2% 21.2 1.2% 0.9
32. Lake Clarke Shores, Florida 79.6   20.2% 18.5% 43.1% 22 $71,641 5.2% 6.8% 3,451 4% 9.9 1.8% 0.3
33. Luray, Virginia 79.3   29.1% 21.3% 15.8% 26 $39,972 5.5% 7.6% 4,871 13.1% 12.1 0.8% 0.4
34. York, Maine 79.1   24.1% 17% 37.6% 27 $65,082 4.9% 1.6% 12,854 3.8% 12.9 33.1% 0.6
35. Jay, Maine 78.9   22.9% 14.3% 14.5% 21 $43,365 5.5% 2.1% 4,985 10.4% 18.1 1.3% 0.8
36. Marion, Massachusetts 78.2   24.2% 17.7% 49.3% 29 $74,265 5.8% 7.8% 5,123 4.6% 22.8 14.1% 1.4
37. Northfield, New Jersey 77   21.1% 17.8% 22.5% 21 $62,896 5.4% 8.5% 7,725 5.6% 15.5 1.1% 1.4
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