Lyme, New Hampshire

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Lyme, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Lyme College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Lyme Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lyme Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Lyme Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Lyme People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Lyme Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 18% Lyme Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Lyme, New Hampshire

Comparing Lyme 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
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 4
Senior Citizens 5 7
Female Share of the Population 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 6
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 8
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
People Above Poverty 9 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 9
Public Transportation Use 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 7
Housing Recently Built 5 2
People Living Alone 4 7
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Lyme Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03768
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.809
Longitude -72.156

Lyme Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Lyme Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,679 100%
Male 829 49.4%
Female 850 50.6%
Under 18 428 25.5%
18+ 1,251 74.5%
65+ 237 14.1%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,655 98.6%
African-American 7 0.4%
Asian 9 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.4%

Estimated Lyme Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,704
Growth 25
Growth % 1.5%

Lyme 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
English 27.4%
Irish 12.8%
German 9.7%
US/American 9.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Italian 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Scottish 3.8%
French Canadian 3%
Russian 2.2%
Swedish 1.7%
Polish 1.7%
Welsh 1.5%
Czech 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
European 1.4%
Northern European 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
British 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Slovak 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Syrian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lyme 1,679 $64,531
Dorchester 353 $42,292
Enfield 4,618 $53,631
Hanover 10,850 $99,158
Lebanon 12,568 $52,133
Orford 1,091 $50,577
Piermont 709 $44,531

Lyme Public Libraries

Converse Free Library
Lyme, New Hampshire
(603) 795-4622

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