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Overview

Introduction to Claremont, New Hampshire

Claremont, New Hampshire, in Sullivan county, is 52 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 96 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Claremont History

Claremont was named after Claremont Castle, the estate of Thomas Pelham Holles, the Earl of Clare and cousin of colonial governor Benning Wentworth. It was at first inhabited by the settlers who built a dam across Sugar River, as well as a sawmill and gristmill. The city became an important industrial town for textile and paper in the 1800s.

Claremont and nearby Attractions

  • Claremont Historical Society Museum
  • Fiske Free Library
  • Ascutney State Park
  • William H. H. Moody Horse - Farm
  • Broad Street Park War Monuments

Things To Do In Claremont

A number of 18th and 19th century mills from are still preserved along the bank of the Sugar River and offer a glimpse into the city’s early industries. City Hall, an Italian-renaissance style building located in the town-square, is a popular local tourist destination. Claremont has war monuments commemorating World War I and II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War. The Polish Harvest Festival is the local festival.

Claremont Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Rutland State Airport.

Claremont Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Keene State College, Dartmouth College and Plymouth State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,022
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+6,077
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$34,645
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,384
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,437

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,259
% Above Poverty Level86.7%
% Below Poverty Level13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$796
Median House Value$137,300

Ancestry

French Except Basque20%
Irish17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.3%
English14.3%
German10.4%
Canadian8.9%
Italian8.8%
Polish5.3%
Scottish4.1%
Norwegian1%
Danishn1%
Swedish1%
Finnish0.9%
Swiss0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Greek0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Claremont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sullivan County
Standard Zip Codes3743
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.37
Approximate Longitude-72.33

Claremont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCAVENDISH
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp4 to 29 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 59 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationMOUNT SUNAPEE
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationBELLOWS FALLS
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acworth971$66,607
Charlestown5,001$53,595
Cornish1,664$94,000
Croydon748$82,857
Newport6,393$58,125
Plainfield2,584$90,781

Claremont Public Libraries

Fiske Free Library
108 BROAD STREET
Claremont, New Hampshire
(603) 542-7017

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Claremont Hospitals

Valley Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
243 Elm Street
(603) 542-7771

Claremont Public Schools

Bluff School
1 Summit Rd.
ZIP: 3743
(603) 543-4273
Primary
Total Enrollment 227
Claremont Middle School
107 South St.
ZIP: 3743
(603) 543-4250
Middle
Total Enrollment 399
Disnard Elementary School
160 Hanover St.
ZIP: 3743
(603) 543-4260
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Maple Avenue School
210 Maple Ave.
ZIP: 3743
(603) 543-4270
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Stevens High School
175 Broad St.
ZIP: 3743
(603) 543-4220
High
Total Enrollment 572

Claremont Private Schools

Claremont Christian Academy
97 Maple Ave
ZIP: 3743
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
New England Classical Academy
18 Central St
ZIP: 3743
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 98
The Little Red School House-montessori
155 Elm St
ZIP: 3743
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
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