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Overview

Introduction to Litchfield, New Hampshire

Litchfield, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 5 miles N of Nashua, New Hampshire and 39 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. There are 7,360 residents in the town.

Litchfield History

Litchfield was originally known as Naticook. The land was granted to William Brenton in 1729 and was soon renamed Brenton's Farm. It was incorporated in 1734. The name of the town was changed to Litchfield in 1749, in honor of George Henry Lee, the Earl of Litchfield. The town is located in Hillsborough County, which was established on March 19, 1771.

Litchfield and nearby Attractions

  • Hudson Village Shops Shopping Center
  • Litchfield State Forest
  • Children's Metamorphosis Museum
  • Silver Lake State Park
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum
  • Robert Frost Farm

Things To Do In Litchfield

Litchfield offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. It offers easy access to Lowell National Historical Park, Robert Frost Farm, the Children's Metamorphosis Museum and the Silver Lake State Park. The Litchfield Town Park is also a popular local spot. One can enjoy shopping at the Hudson Village Shopping Center, or a round of golf at the Passaconaway Country Club.

Litchfield Transportation

Pease International is the nearest major airport.

Litchfield Higher Education

New Hampshire College, Merrimack College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 8,366
Male Share of the Population 51.5%
Female Share of the Population 48.5%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,376
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 61.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,981
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,201
Median House Value $286,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
US/American 0.4%
English 13.2%
Irish 31.4%

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

Litchfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03052
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.844
Longitude -71.48

Litchfield 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 NASHUA 2 NNW
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.4 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 WEARE
Distance 20.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Amherst 11,247 $130,278
Bedford 21,659 $149,742
Hudson 24,682 $96,788
Londonderry 24,563 $107,657
Merrimack 25,595 $101,786
Nashua 87,110 $81,156

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

Litchfield Public Libraries

Library
Aaron Cutler Memorial Library
269 CHARLES BANCROFT HIGHWAY
Litchfield, New Hampshire
(603) 424-4044

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Litchfield High Schools

CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL
1 HIGHLANDER COURT
603-546-0300
Serves 485 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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