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Overview

Introduction to Windham, New Hampshire

Windham, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 8 miles E of Nashua, New Hampshire and 33 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. There are an estimated 10,709 people in the town.

Windham History

In 1719, Scottish immigrants became the first Europeans to settle in Windham. Prior to that, Pawtucket Indians inhabited the area. The Town of Windham was officially incorporated in 1742. It was named in honor of Sir Charles Wyndham, the 2nd Earl of Egremont. The town is located in Rockingham County, which was established in 1769.

Windham and nearby Attractions

  • Searles Castle
  • Cobbetts Pond
  • Canobie Lake Park
  • Windham Rail Trail
  • Children's Metamorphosis Museum
  • Lowell National Historical Park

Things To Do In Windham

Canobie Lake Park is a popular recreational spot among locals. The Children's Metamorphosis Museum is an interactive museum popular among kids. The town also offers easy access to the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest, the Georgetown Rowley State Forest and Kingston State Park.

Windham Transportation

Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Windham Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Northern Essex Community College and Merrimack College offer courses in higher education.

People

Total Population 14,104
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,290
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 64.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $126,543
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 11.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,973
Median House Value $367,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
US/American 0.9%
English 11.5%
Irish 20.3%

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

Windham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03087
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.8
Longitude -71.304

Windham 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 NASHUA 2 NNW
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station HAVERHILL
Distance 12.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Derry 33,202 $81,447
Hampstead 8,552 $104,617
Hudson 24,682 $96,788
Londonderry 24,563 $107,657
Pelham 13,113 $104,795
Salem 28,853 $92,192

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

Windham Public Libraries

Library
Nesmith Library
8 FELLOWS ROAD
Windham, New Hampshire
(603) 432-7154
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