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Overview

Introduction to Weare, New Hampshire

Weare, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 15 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 61 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Weare History

Jonathan Belcher, the Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, granted Weare to the soldiers who fought in the Canadian wars in 1735. It was initially named Beverly. The the town was renamed Halestown, Robiestown and Wearestown. It was incorporated under its current name in 1764. It was named after Meshech Weare, the first clerk of the town. Weare is in Hillsborough County, which was organized on March 19, 1771.

Weare and nearby Attractions

  • Little Nature Museum
  • Perkins Pond State Wildlife Management Area
  • Clough State Park
  • Henniker Historical Society Museum
  • Greenfield State Park
  • Canterbury Shaker Village

Things To Do In Weare

Weare offers a number of opportunities for recreation. The Little Nature Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. Camping facilities are offered by Peacock Hill Campground, All Seasons Campground and Skypark Campground. One can also plan a day trip to the Perkins Pond State Wildlife Management Area. The Peterborough Historical Society Museum, the Curtiss Dogwood Natural Area and Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum are popular local spots as well.

Weare Transportation

Manchester Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Weare Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at New Hampshire College, Keene State College and Fitchburg State College.

People

Total Population 8,883
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 6.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,172
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 59.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.7%
Median Earnings25+ $50,022
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,197
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,257

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,444
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,483
Median House Value $238,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
US/American 0%
English 18.1%
Irish 17.6%

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

Weare Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03281
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.094
Longitude -71.731

Weare 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 WEARE
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station BLACKWATER DAM
Distance 15.4 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
Station MASSABESIC LAKE
Distance 18.4 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
Deering 1,829 $75,278
Dunbarton 2,791 $94,712
Goffstown 17,831 $86,061
Henniker 4,849 $80,845
Hopkinton 5,602 $98,953
New Boston 5,418 $106,830

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

Weare Public Libraries

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Weare Public Library
10 PAIGE MEMORIAL LANE
Weare, New Hampshire
(603) 529-2044

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Weare High Schools

JOHN STARK REG HIGH SCHOOL
618 N STARK HWY
603-529-7675
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 872 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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