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Overview

Introduction to Hampstead, New Hampshire

Hampstead, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 8 miles NW of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 36 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Hampstead History

Hampstead was initially a part of Haverhill and Amesbury, Massachusetts. It was settled in 1640 and the town was created in 1739 as a result of changes in boundary lines between Massachusetts and the newly formed province of New Hampshire. It was originally known as Timberlane Parish because of the native trees. Hampstead was given its current name by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1749. He named the town after his original home of Hampstead, England.

Hampstead and nearby Attractions

  • Kingston State Park
  • Sandown Historical Society Museum
  • Robert Frost Farm
  • Salem Town Forest
  • Children's Metamorphosis Museum
  • Canobie Lake Park

Things To Do In Hampstead

Hampstead has easy access to several historical sites and recreational areas. The Ordway Park offers provides a number of recreational and leisure facilities. It also hosts the Harvest Festival every year.

Hampstead Transportation

Air transportation is available from Manchester Airport.

Hampstead Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and New Hampshire College.

People

Total Population 8,552
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,673
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.9%
Median Earnings25+ $50,056
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,884
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,725

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,617
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $974
Median House Value $269,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 0.7%
English 18%
Irish 27.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hampstead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Rockingham
Standard Zip Codes 03841
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.874
Longitude -71.181

Hampstead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station HAVERHILL
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atkinson 6,796 $111,383
Chester 4,825 $115,199
Danville 4,446 $101,352
Plaistow 7,601 $79,524
Salem 28,853 $92,192
Sandown 6,176 $97,388

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hampstead Public Libraries

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Hampstead Public Library
9 MARY E CLARK DRIVE
Hampstead, New Hampshire
(603) 329-6411
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