Sunapee, New Hampshire

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Sunapee, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Sunapee College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Sunapee People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Sunapee Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Sunapee Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Sunapee Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Sunapee Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Sunapee, New Hampshire

Comparing Sunapee 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 Men 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 6 9
Racial Diversity 3 4
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Short Commute Times 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 8 5
People Living Alone 4 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 7
Affordability of Rents 2 3

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Sunapee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Sullivan
Standard Zip Codes 03782
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.387
Longitude -72.088

Sunapee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 19.3 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
Distance 20.5 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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Sunapee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,055 100%
Male 1,544 50.5%
Female 1,511 49.5%
Under 18 696 22.8%
18+ 2,359 77.2%
65+ 519 17%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.83
White 2,993 98%
African-American 6 0.2%
Asian 11 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 10 0.3%
Mixed Race 28 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.5%

Estimated Sunapee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,330
Growth 275
Growth % 9%

Sunapee 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 20%
Irish 17.4%
US/American 9%
French Canadian 8.2%
French (except Basque) 7.4%
Italian 7.3%
German 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Scottish 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Polish 2.3%
Dutch 2.1%
Finnish 1.7%
Swedish 1.5%
Hungarian 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Brazilian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Jamaican 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sunapee 3,055 $55,909
Croydon 661 $50,556
Goshen 741 $45,208
Grantham 2,167 $69,271
New London 4,116 $82,201
Newbury 1,702 $61,389
Newport 6,269 $45,508

Sunapee Public Libraries

Abbott Library
542 ROUTE 11
Sunapee, New Hampshire
(603) 763-5513

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Sunapee High Schools (2004)

Serves 199 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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