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Overview

Introduction to Atkinson, New Hampshire

Atkinson, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 5 miles NW of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 33 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Atkinson History

The first settlement in the area took place in 1727. The town of Atkinson was incorporated in 1767. It was named Atkinson in honor of Colonel Theodore Atkinson, the owner of a large stretch of land on Providence Hill. General Nathaniel Peabody, Reverend Stephen Peabody and Doctor William Cogswell established the Atkinson Academy, which is the oldest co-educational school in the U.S., in Atkinson in 1787. It is located in Rockingham County, which was organized in 1771.

Atkinson and nearby Attractions

  • American Independence Museum
  • Kingston State Park
  • Children’s Metamorphosis Museum
  • Rye Harbor State Park
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum
  • Hampton Beach State Park

Things To Do In Atkinson

The Warner House, the Franklin Pierce House and the American Independence Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. The Wallis Sands State Park, the Marshall State Forest, Bear Brook State Park and Pawtuckaway State Park offer various facilities for recreation.

Atkinson Transportation

Flights are available from Logan International Airport.

Atkinson Higher Education

Students can pursue higher education at Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, Salem State College and New Hampshire College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,829
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+4,038
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45%
Median Earnings25+$49,397
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,846

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,906
% Above Poverty Level98.2%
% Below Poverty Level1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$835
Median House Value$318,800

Ancestry

Irish42.1%
Italian22.4%
English13%
French Except Basque12.7%
German9.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.5%
Polish7%
Canadian6%
Scottish2.6%
Russian2.4%
Swedish2.3%
Portuguese0.9%
Greek0.9%
Arab0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Brazilian0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
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Atkinson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3811
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.83
Approximate Longitude-71.14

Atkinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHAVERHILL
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationEPPING
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Danville4,447$97,800
Hampstead8,553$107,694
Newton4,787$108,125
Plaistow7,620$82,217
Salem28,860$98,508
Sandown6,231$103,720

Atkinson Public Libraries

Kimball Library
5 ACADEMY AVENUE
Atkinson, New Hampshire
(603) 362-5234

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Atkinson Public Schools

Atkinson Academy
17 Academy Ave.
ZIP: 3811
(603) 362-5521
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
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