Orford, New Hampshire

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Orford, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Orford College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Orford Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Orford People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Orford Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Orford Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Orford, New Hampshire

Comparing Orford 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 Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Racial Diversity 5 8
Female Share of the Population 4 8
Senior Citizens 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 9 6
Median Family Income 8 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 7
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Housing Recently Built 5 2
People Living Alone 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5

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Orford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03777
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.905
Longitude -72.14

Orford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BENTON 5 SW
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 15.9 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 20.8 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
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Orford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,091 100%
Male 532 48.8%
Female 559 51.2%
Under 18 239 21.9%
18+ 852 78.1%
65+ 142 13%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.84
White 1,058 97%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 7 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 12 1.1%
Mixed Race 10 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.9%

Estimated Orford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,071
Growth -20
Growth % -1.8%

Orford 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 31%
German 11.9%
Irish 9.5%
US/American 8.2%
French (except Basque) 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
French Canadian 3.4%
Scottish 3.2%
European 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Italian 2.3%
Polish 2.2%
Norwegian 1.3%
Welsh 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Swedish 0.9%
Celtic 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Ethiopian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
South African 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Orford 1,091 $50,577
Dorchester 353 $42,292
Haverhill 4,416 $44,816
Lyme 1,679 $64,531
Piermont 709 $44,531
Warren 873 $38,125
Wentworth 798 $47,917

Orford Public Libraries

Orford Free Library
311 ROUTE 25A
Orford, New Hampshire
(603) 353-9166
Orford Social Library
Orford, New Hampshire
(603) 353-9756

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