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Overview

Introduction to Littleton, New Hampshire

Littleton, New Hampshire, in Grafton county, is 87 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 139 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Littleton History

The area was originally known as "Chiswick," meaning "Cheese Farm." Until 1770, the area was a part of Lisbon. It was incorporated in 1784 and named in honor of Col. Moses Little, who was a veteran of the French and Indian War.

Littleton and nearby Attractions

  • New England Ski Museum
  • Franconia Heritage Museum
  • Littleton Grist Mill
  • Forest State Park
  • State Capitol
  • Franconia Notch State Park

Things To Do In Littleton

The Littleton Historical Museum, Eastman Lord House Museum, Northern Forest Heritage Park and the Heritage New Hampshire Museum are ideal locations for those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Milan Hill State Park, Echo Lake State Park, White Lake State Park and Moose Brook State Park provide opportunities for recreation to the residents of Littleton.

Littleton Transportation

Burlington International is the nearest major airport.

Littleton Higher Education

Plymouth State College, Norwich University, Dartmouth College and New Hampshire College offer courses for higher studies.

People

Total Population 5,929
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,672
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,466
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $615
Median House Value $163,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.3%
Irish 19%

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

Littleton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03561
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.306
Longitude -71.77

Littleton 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 BETHLEHEM
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station MONROE 5 NNE
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 25 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station PINKHAM NOTCH
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 75 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 59.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bath 952 $56,250
Bethlehem 2,551 $56,458
Dalton 906 $55,595
Franconia 1,087 $83,333
Sugar Hill 665 $95,375
Whitefield 2,206 $55,833

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

Littleton Public Libraries

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Littleton Public Library
92 MAIN STREET
Littleton, New Hampshire
(603) 444-5741

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Littleton Hospitals

LITTLETON REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
600 ST JOHNSBURY ROAD
(603) 444-9000
Emergency Service: Yes

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105 SCHOOL ST
603-444-5601
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Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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Historic Littleton

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Littleton National Bank & Federal Court between 1900 and 1910

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Littleton National Bank & Federal Court between 1900 and 1910

Town Building and opera house between 1900 and 1910

Northern Hotel and post office block between 1900 and 1910

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