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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,553
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+4,718
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married56.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.1%
Median Earnings25+$51,105
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,152
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,395

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,694
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$885
Median House Value$292,200

Ancestry

Irish29.5%
Italian19.2%
English17.8%
French Except Basque12.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.6%
German9.9%
Canadian7.3%
Polish4.7%
Scottish3.6%
Portuguese2%
Greek2%
Swedish1.7%
US/American1.3%
Lithuanian1.2%
Lebanese1.1%
Arab1.1%
Norwegian1.1%
Hungarian0.8%
Russian0.6%
Latvian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Czech0.3%
Cypriot0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Hampstead Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3841
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.87
Approximate Longitude-71.18

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)

StationHAVERHILL
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationEPPING
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atkinson6,829$121,906
Chester4,866$123,266
Danville4,447$97,800
Plaistow7,620$82,217
Salem28,860$98,508
Sandown6,231$103,720

Hampstead Public Libraries

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

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Hampstead Hospitals

Hampstead Hospital
(Proprietary)
218 East Road
(603) 329-5311

Hampstead Public Schools

Hampstead Central School
21 Emerson Ave.
ZIP: 3841
(603) 329-6326
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Hampstead Middle School
28 School St.
ZIP: 3841
(603) 329-6743
Middle
Total Enrollment 454

Hampstead Private Schools

Hampstead Academy
320 East Rd
ZIP: 3841
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
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