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Overview

Introduction to Berlin, New Hampshire

Berlin, New Hampshire, in Coos county, is 72 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 146 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Berlin History

The town was named Maynesborough Plantation in honor of Sir William Mayne, a trader from the West Indies. Maynesborough was settled in by Europeans in 1781. William Sessions and others from Maine were among the initial settlers. In 1829, Thomas Wheeler reincorporated the town as Berlin. The Atlantic and St. Lawrence railroad entered Berlin in 1851. Berlin was incorporated as a city in 1897.

Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Northern Forest Heritage Park
  • Androscoggin Wayside Park
  • Moose Brook State Park
  • Mount Washington Museum
  • Heritage New Hampshire
  • Milan Hill State Park

Things To Do In Berlin

The Eastman Lord House Museum, the New England Ski Museum, Mount Washington Museum and Heritage New Hampshire are popular among those interested in the area’s history. Berlin hosts the Northern Forest Lumberjack Festival every September and the Festival du Bois every July.

Berlin Transportation

Barre Montpelier is the nearest major airport.

Berlin Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Plymouth State College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of New Hampshire.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,154
Male Share of the Population56.3%
Female Share of the Population43.7%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+3,939
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12%
Median Earnings25+$30,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,897

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,250
% Above Poverty Level81%
% Below Poverty Level19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$720
Median House Value$88,700

Ancestry

French Except Basque29.2%
Canadian21.4%
Irish13.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13%
English7.8%
Italian5.9%
German3.3%
Norwegian2.7%
Polish2.6%
Greek2.1%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Russian1.1%
West Indian1%
Jamaican0.9%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.4%
African0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Berlin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Coos County
Standard Zip Codes3570
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.48
Approximate Longitude-71.25

Berlin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBERLIN
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp4 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 51 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip40.4 inches
StationPINKHAM NOTCH
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp5 to 25 F
Apr Temp28 to 47 F
Jul Temp53 to 75 F
Oct Temp33 to 54 F
Annual Precip59.1 inches
StationBETHLEHEM
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 55 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dummer247$76,250
Gorham2,699$65,270
Jefferson978$71,875
Milan1,396$66,875
Randolph401$79,205
Shelburne391$77,083

Berlin Public Libraries

Berlin Public Library
270 MAIN STREET
Berlin, New Hampshire
(603) 752-5210

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Berlin Hospitals

Androscoggin Valley Hospital
(Non-profit)
59 Page Hill Rd
(603) 752-2200

Berlin Public Schools

Berlin Middle School
200 State St.
ZIP: 3570
(603) 752-5311
Middle
Total Enrollment 294
Berlin Senior High School
550 Willard St.
ZIP: 3570
(603) 752-4122
High
Total Enrollment 433
Brown Elementary School
190 Norway St.
ZIP: 3570
(603) 752-1471
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Hillside Elementary School
183 Hillside Ave.
ZIP: 3570
(603) 752-5328
Primary
Total Enrollment 251

Berlin Private Schools

Community Bible Academy
595 Sullivan St
ZIP: 3570
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
Enriched Learning Center
26 Exchange St
ZIP: 3570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
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