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Overview

Introduction to Plaistow, New Hampshire

Plaistow, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 4 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 33 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Plaistow History

The community was officially established in 1746, after a boundary dispute between the New Hampshire Grants and the Massachusetts Bay Colony was resolved. The western part of the community became the town of Atkinson in the year 1776.

Plaistow and nearby Attractions

  • Millyard Museum
  • Odiorne State Park
  • Rye Harbor State Park
  • Children’s Museum of Portsmouth
  • American Independence Museum
  • North Hampton State Park

Things To Do In Plaistow

Rye Harbor State Park, Bear Brook State Park, Wallis Sands State Park and North Hampton State Park are popular local tourist spots. Bartlett Museum, the Custom House Maritime Museum and the American Textile History Museum may prove interesting to those wishing to learn more about the area’s history.

Plaistow Transportation

Manchester Airport is nearby.

Plaistow Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Tufts University, Merrimack College, Salem State College and North Shore Community College.

People

Total Population 7,601
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,667
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 56.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.9%
Median Earnings25+ $47,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $34,148
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,438

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,524
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,234
Median House Value $249,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
US/American 2.7%
English 13.3%
Irish 28%

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

Plaistow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03865
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.836
Longitude -71.095

Plaistow 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 HAVERHILL
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 13.6 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 MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 18.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atkinson 6,796 $111,383
Danville 4,446 $101,352
Hampstead 8,552 $104,617
Kingston 6,077 $85,825
Newton 4,752 $92,039
Salem 28,853 $92,192

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

Plaistow Public Libraries

Library
Plaistow Public Library
85 MAIN STREET
Plaistow, New Hampshire
(603) 382-6011
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Plaistow High Schools

TIMBERLANE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
36 GREENOUGH RD
603-382-6541
Serves 1,404 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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