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Overview

Introduction to Goffstown, New Hampshire

Goffstown, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 7 miles W of Manchester, New Hampshire and 53 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Goffstown History

Goffstown was originally founded as a township for soldiers who fought in the Narragansett War of 1675. Colonial governor Jonathan Belcher initially granted the town as Narragansett No. 4 in 1734. After being renamed twice, it was finally granted to new settlers in 1748 by Governor Benning Wentworth. It was named in honor of Colonel John Goffe.

Goffstown and nearby Attractions

  • Goffstown Historical Society Museum
  • Goffstown Plaza Shopping Center
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • Millyard Museum
  • Clough State Park
  • White Mountain National Forest

Things To Do In Goffstown

The Goffstown Historical Society Museum provides insight into the town’s history. The Uncanoonuc Mountain provides great opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. The Whipple Free Library and the Weare Public Library are ideal destinations for book lovers.

Goffstown Transportation

Air transportation is available from Manchester Airport.

Goffstown Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at New Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Fitchburg State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,888
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+9,197
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$46,387
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$45,650
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,275

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,098
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone21.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,147
Median House Value$231,200

Ancestry

Irish21%
French Except Basque17%
English15.1%
Canadian14.7%
Italian8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.5%
German6.8%
Polish5.7%
Scottish4.2%
Swedish2.2%
Greek2.2%
Portuguese1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Russian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Haitian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Goffstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes3045
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.01
Approximate Longitude-71.6

Goffstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEARE
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
StationMASSABESIC LAKE
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
StationPETERBORO 2 S
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford21,879$142,656
Dunbarton2,805$94,213
Hooksett13,954$98,009
Manchester110,231$67,369
New Boston5,462$110,347
Weare8,892$96,981

Goffstown Public Libraries

Goffstown Public Library
2 HIGH STREET
Goffstown, New Hampshire
(603) 497-2102

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Goffstown Public Schools

Glen Lake School
251 Elm St.
ZIP: 3045
(603) 497-3550
Primary
Total Enrollment 164
Maple Avenue School
16 Maple Ave.
ZIP: 3045
(603) 497-3330
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Mountain View Middle School
41 Lauren Ln.
ZIP: 3045
(603) 497-8288
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
Goffstown High School
27 Wallace Rd.
ZIP: 3045
(603) 497-4841
High
Total Enrollment 1116

Goffstown Private Schools

Villa Augustina School
208 S Mast St
ZIP: 3045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 141
Educare Daycare & Learning Center
379 Goffstown Back Rd
ZIP: 3045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Learn As We Play Child Care Center
276 Goffstown Back Rd
ZIP: 3045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Montessori Children's Garden
36 N Mast St
ZIP: 3045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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