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Overview

Introduction to Kingston, New Hampshire

Kingston, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 11 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 40 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Kingston History

Kingston was originally a part of Hampton. The area was once inhabited by Native Americans. It was permanently settled after the King's War. King William of England established Kingstown as a separate town in 1694. The town is located in Rockingham County, which was founded in 1771 and was named in honor of Charles Watson-Wentworth, the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham.

Kingston and nearby Attractions

  • Country Shore Camping Area
  • Kingston State Park
  • Mystery Hill - America's Stonehenge
  • Rock Rimmon State Forest
  • American Independence Museum
  • Sandown Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Kingston

Kingston is home to the Kingston State Park and Webster Natural Area. The Nichols Memorial Library is an ideal destination for those who enjoy reading. The Country Shore Camping Area is also a popular tourist destination. The American Independence Museum, the Sandown Historical Society Museum and the Bartlett Museum are nearby as well.

Kingston Transportation

Pease International Airport is nearby.

Kingston Higher Education

Northern Essex Community College, the University of New Hampshire and Merrimack College are all in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 6,077
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,441
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.5%
Median Earnings25+ $48,120
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,577
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,167

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,825
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $888
Median House Value $256,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0.8%
English 20.6%
Irish 27.7%

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

Kingston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03848
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.936
Longitude -71.053

Kingston 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 EPPING
Distance 6.9 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
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 4,649 $111,765
Danville 4,446 $101,352
East Kingston 2,575 $93,393
Fremont 4,441 $94,398
Kensington 2,021 $111,607
Newton 4,752 $92,039

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

Kingston Public Libraries

Library
Nichols Memorial Library
169 MAIN STREET
Kingston, New Hampshire
(603) 642-3521
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Kingston High Schools

SANBORN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
13 CHURCH ST
603-642-3341
Serves 589 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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