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Overview

Introduction to Merrimack, New Hampshire

Merrimack, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 7 miles N of Nashua, New Hampshire and 41 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town’s population is approximately 25,119.

Merrimack History

The community was originally settled in by Europeans in the late 17th century. At that time, the area was in dispute between the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Province of New Empire. In 1746, the community was officially incorporated. It was named after the Merrimack River.

Merrimack and nearby Attractions

  • Millyard Museum
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum
  • Marshall State Forest
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • Clough State Park
  • Greenfield State Forest

Things To Do In Merrimack

The area has several parks, including the Veterans Memorial Park, Wasseman Park and Kids Kove, which all offer a number of recreational facilities. Local churches include the First Congregational Church, the South Merrimack Congregational Church, the Faith Episcopal Church and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Pennichuck Square Shopping Center, The Commons Shopping Center and the Merrimack Village Mall provide shopping opportunities to the residents of Merrimack.

Merrimack Transportation

Flights are available from Manchester Airport.

Merrimack Higher Education

Thomas More College of Arts is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include New Hampshire College, Fitchburg State College, Merrimack College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Northern Essex Community College.

People

Total Population 25,595
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 14,456
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,786
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,348
Median House Value $252,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0.4%
English 15%
Irish 21.7%

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

Merrimack Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03054
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.865
Longitude -71.493

Merrimack 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 5.7 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 9.5 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 19.4 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
Litchfield 8,366 $105,981
Londonderry 24,563 $107,657
Nashua 87,110 $81,156

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

Merrimack Public Libraries

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Merrimack Public Library
470 DANIEL WEBSTER HIGHWAY
Merrimack, New Hampshire
(603) 424-5021
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Merrimack High Schools

MERRIMACK HIGH SCHOOL
38 MCELWAIN ST
603-424-6204
Serves 1,646 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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