Introduction to Meredith, New Hampshire

Meredith, New Hampshire, in Belknap county, is 45 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire and 92 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is home to some 5,943 residents.

Meredith History

The original settlers in the are were mostly from Salem, Massachusetts, and the town was known as "New Salem" for a period in its early history. The land was re-granted by Colonial Governor John Wentworth in 1768. The town was renamed Meredith in honor of Sir William Meredith.

Meredith and nearby Attractions

  • Wright Museum
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • Ellacoya State Park
  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm
  • White Lake State Park
  • Sugar Hill State Park

Things To Do In Meredith

Parks such as Scribner Fellows State Forest, Wentworth State Park, Ellacoya State Park and Sky Pond State Park offer multiple facilities for recreation. The Mill Falls Marketplace Shopping Center and the Meredith Shopping Center are popular among local shoppers. Local churches include the Meredith Congregational Church, the First Baptist Church and Calvary Bible Church.

Meredith Transportation

Manchester Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Meredith Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at New Hampshire College, the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State College and Dartmouth College.


Total Population 6,325
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,769
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $80,076
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $906
Median House Value $284,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 21.5%
Irish 17.5%

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

Meredith Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Belknap
Standard Zip Codes 03253
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.657
Longitude -71.5

Meredith Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 27 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 53 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 2,196 $52,106
Center Harbor 1,057 $69,500
Gilford 7,140 $75,703
Holderness 2,174 $71,250
Moultonborough 4,024 $92,171
New Hampton 2,228 $73,913

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

Meredith Public Libraries

Meredith Public Library
Meredith, New Hampshire
(603) 279-4303

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Meredith High Schools

Serves 427 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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Historic Meredith


Smith Memorial Library and Baptist Church between 1900 and 1910

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Smith Memorial Library and Baptist Church between 1900 and 1910

Meredith Bay and Lake Waukewan (Lake Winnipesaukee) c1908.

Road to Meredith Village (Lake Winnipesaukee) c1908.

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