Stark, New Hampshire

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Stark, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Stark Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 17% Stark Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Stark Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Stark, New Hampshire

Comparing Stark 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
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Age of the Population 8 7
Racial Diversity 5 8
Senior Citizens 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 6
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
Median Family Income 5 1
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Affordability of Rents 3 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 2

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Stark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Coos
Standard Zip Codes 03582
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.601
Longitude -71.425

Stark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 32 to 56 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 24 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 54 to 77 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 75 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 59.1 inches
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Stark Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 516 100%
Male 257 49.8%
Female 259 50.2%
Under 18 137 26.6%
18+ 379 73.4%
65+ 67 13%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.99
White 503 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 1.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 5 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Stark Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 509
Growth -7
Growth % -1.4%

Stark 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
French (except Basque) 25.4%
English 19.1%
French Canadian 16.9%
Irish 11.9%
US/American 5.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Italian 4.6%
Scottish 3%
Portuguese 2.6%
German 2.4%
Polish 1%
Swedish 1%
Canadian 0.8%
New Zealander 0.6%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Stark, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Northumberlnd (03582)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Stark 516 $40,089
Berlin 10,331 $38,750
Dummer 309 $42,708
Jefferson 1,006 $42,067
Lancaster 3,280 $43,333
Milan 1,331 $47,361
Stratford 942 $33,295

Stark Public Libraries

Stark Public Library
Stark, New Hampshire
(603) 636-2118

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