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Overview

Introduction to Newmarket, New Hampshire

Newmarket, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 22 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 50 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Newmarket History

Newmarket began as Exeter's parish. It was incorporated in 1727 and officially recognized as a town in 1737. It is said that the town derived its name from Newmarket in Suffolk, England. The Lamprey River runs through the city as well.

Newmarket and nearby Attractions

  • American Independence Museum
  • John Paul Jones House Museum
  • Tuck Museum
  • Wallis Sands State Park
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • Odiorne State Park

Things To Do In Newmarket

There are numerous parks in the area which offers multiple facilities for recreation, including Hampton Beach State Park, Odiorne State Park, Vaughan Woods State Park and Rye Harbor State Park. Some of the local churches include Newmarket Congregational Church and Newmarket Community Church. The town hosts the Heritage Festival every September.

Newmarket Transportation

Fights are available from Manchester Airport.

Newmarket Higher Education

Local institutions offering higher education are Merrimack College, the University of New Hampshire, Salem State College and Northern Essex Community College.

People

Total Population 8,907
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 5,012
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.2%
Median Earnings25+ $40,295
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $60,142
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,129

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,703
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,056
Median House Value $267,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 19.9%
Irish 20.3%

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

Newmarket Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03857
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.082
Longitude -70.935

Newmarket 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 DURHAM
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station KENNEBUNKPORT
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Durham 15,669 $120,039
Lee 4,363 $101,869
Madbury 1,858 $113,214
Newfields 1,618 $129,766
Newington 737 $101,250
Stratham 7,320 $138,239

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

Newmarket Public Libraries

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Newmarket Public Library
1 ELM STREET
Newmarket, New Hampshire
(603) 659-5311

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Newmarket High Schools

NEWMARKET JR-SR HIGH
213 SO MAIN ST
603-659-3271
Serves 317 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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