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. The town’s population is approximately 8,027.

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.


Total Population 8,928
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,963
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 42.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.9%
Median Earnings25+ $38,974
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $60,174
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,962


Median Family Income $86,838
% Above Poverty Level 90%
% Below Poverty Level 10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%


People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $1,029
Median House Value $266,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 18.4%
Irish 21.9%

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


  • 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
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 15,180 $112,742
Lee 4,357 $101,946
Madbury 2,003 $118,472
Newfields 1,625 $116,250
Newington 800 $98,438
Stratham 7,303 $142,637

Newmarket Public Libraries

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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