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Overview

Introduction to Conway, New Hampshire

Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll county, is 48 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 112 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Conway History

Originally home to the Pequawket Indians, the region was first discovered by Europeans by an explorer named Darby Field in 1642. Permanent European settlement began in 1764, after many Pequawket Indians died from diseases brought over by the Europeans. Named after Henry Seymour Conway, the Commander in Chief of the British Army, the city was chartered in 1765 by the colonial governor Benning Wentworth.

Conway and nearby Attractions

  • Eastman Lord House Museum
  • White Mountain National Forest
  • Echo Lake State Park
  • Mount Washington Museum
  • Conway Public Library
  • Conway State Forest

Things To Do In Conway

The Echo Lake State Park, the Conway State Forest and the White Mountain National Forest are popular local recreational spots among both tourists and residents. The Mount Washington Museum and the Eastman Lord House Museum offer a glimpse into the city’s history.

Conway Transportation

Airport transportation is available from Portland International Airport.

Conway Higher Education

Plymouth State College, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of New Hampshire offer courses in higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,010
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+5,313
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married53.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,616
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,014
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,848

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,564
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$888
Median House Value$182,200

Ancestry

Irish26.5%
English25.3%
French Except Basque14.1%
Italian10.5%
German9.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.3%
Canadian6.8%
Scottish6.3%
Polish3.1%
Lithuanian2.7%
Dutch2.7%
Swedish1.7%
Portuguese1.7%
Norwegian1%
US/American0.9%
Russian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Arab0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Finnish0.5%
African0.4%
Luxemburger0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Kenyan0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Conway Almanac

CategoryValue
County Carroll County
Standard Zip Codes3818
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.97
Approximate Longitude-71.12

Conway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORTH CONWAY
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 29 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationEAST HIRAM
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp3 to 28 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp32 to 58 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationBERLIN
Distance32.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albany793$69,306
Bartlett2,775$77,292
Eaton301$80,625
Jackson1,082$78,333
Madison2,519$63,813
North Conway2,358$50,966

Conway Public Libraries

Conway Public Library
15 GREENWOOD AVENUE
Conway, New Hampshire
(603) 447-5552

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Conway Public Schools

A. Crosby Kennett Middle School
176 Main St.
ZIP: 3818
(603) 447-6364
Middle
Total Enrollment 284
Conway Elementary School
160 Main St.
ZIP: 3818
(603) 447-3369
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
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