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Overview

Introduction to Pembroke, New Hampshire

Pembroke, New Hampshire, in Merrimack county, is 10 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire and 58 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Pembroke History

Pembroke was originally known as "Lovewell’s Town," and was first granted charter in 1728. The town was named after Captain John Lovewell. The city was then renamed Suncook. Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth incorporated the town in 1759.

Pembroke and nearby Attractions

  • New Hampshire Historical Society
  • Clough State Park
  • Henniker Historical Society Museum
  • Bear Brook State Park
  • Rollins State Park
  • Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum

Things To Do In Pembroke

Hillside Baptist Church and Saint Michael’s Church are the local houses of worship. Cardigan State Park, Rhododendron State Park, Wellington State Park and Greenfield State Park offer multiple recreational opportunities to the residents of Pembroke. Those interested in the region’s history should visit the American Independence Museum, the Children’s Museum of Portsmouth and the Museum of Printing.

Pembroke Transportation

Manchester Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Pembroke Higher Education

Higher education is provided by institutions like New Hampshire College, Merrimack College, Fitchburg State College and the University of New Hampshire.

People

Total Population 7,120
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,713
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,679
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $815
Median House Value $223,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0%
English 17.7%
Irish 16.3%

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

Pembroke Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Merrimack
Standard Zip Codes 03275
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.146
Longitude -71.458

Pembroke 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 CONCORD MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 11.7 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 BLACKWATER DAM
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allenstown 4,302 $66,985
Bow 7,645 $112,759
Chichester 2,554 $83,304
Concord 42,537 $77,196
Epsom 4,626 $91,941
Hooksett 13,837 $97,875

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

Pembroke Public Libraries

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Pembroke Town Library
313 PEMBROKE STREET
Pembroke, New Hampshire
(603) 485-7851
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Pembroke High Schools

PEMBROKE ACADEMY
209 ACADEMY RD
603-485-7881
Serves 1,024 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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