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. The town has a population of 5,845.

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.


Total Population 5,942
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,891
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,313


Median Family Income $54,375
% Above Poverty Level 89%
% Below Poverty Level 11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $635
Median House Value $165,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
US/American 0%
English 15.3%
Irish 21.9%

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


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

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
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 872 $58,000
Bethlehem 2,537 $54,464
Dalton 933 $52,955
Franconia 1,168 $82,891
Sugar Hill 618 $95,833
Whitefield 2,134 $59,464

Littleton Public Libraries

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

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Littleton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(603) 444-9000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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Historic Littleton


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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