Introduction to Plymouth, New Hampshire

Plymouth, New Hampshire, in Grafton county, is 54 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire and 101 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. There are 5,892 residents in the town.

Plymouth History

Plymouth was originally a village of the Abenaki Indians, which was destroyed by Captain Thomas Baker in 1712. Located in Pemigewasset Valley, it was initially known as New Plymouth, after the original colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plymouth was officially incorporated in 1763, as parts of Hebron and Campton were later annexed in 1845 and 1860.

Plymouth and nearby Attractions

  • Plymouth Historical Museum
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • Boy Scout Fountain on the Common
  • Fox Park

Things To Do In Plymouth

Plymouth offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including Fox Park and Langdon Beach. The Plymouth Historical Museum was once Plymouth’s courthouse. The Polar Caves is also a popular tourist attraction.

Plymouth Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Manchester Airport.

Plymouth Higher Education

Plymouth State College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Dartmouth College, New Hampshire College and the University of New Hampshire.


Total Population 6,902
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,384
Age of the Population 23


% of people married 26.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.4%
Median Earnings25+ $36,302
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,409
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,477


Median Family Income $77,750
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 28.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $835
Median House Value $192,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 16.7%
Irish 21.3%

Plymouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grafton
Standard Zip Codes 03264
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.756
Longitude -71.688

Plymouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 29 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 2,066 $51,250
Campton 3,317 $70,600
Hebron 578 $66,250
Holderness 2,093 $78,472
Rumney 1,676 $55,000
Thornton 2,490 $67,303

Plymouth Public Libraries

Pease Public Library
Plymouth, New Hampshire
(603) 536-2616

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Plymouth Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(603) 536-1120
Emergency Service: Yes

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Plymouth High Schools

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Serves 909 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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Pemigewasset House between 1900 and 1909

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Pemigewasset House between 1900 and 1909

Pemigewasset House between 1900 and 1909

Pemigewasset House between 1900 and 1909

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