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Overview

Introduction to Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Jaffrey, New Hampshire is 28 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire and 58 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Cheshire County.

Jaffrey History

The land that is now covered by the Town of Jaffrey was granted to soldiers from Rowley, Massachusetts in 1736. It was permanently settled in 1758 and incorporated as the Town of Jaffrey in 1773. The town was named after George Jaffrey, a former local landholder. The Town Meetinghouse was built in 1775.

Jaffrey and nearby Attractions

  • Monadnock State Park
  • Peterborough Historical Society Museum
  • Otter River State Forest
  • Gardner Museum
  • Curtiss Dogwood Natural Area
  • Franklin Pierce House

Things To Do In Jaffrey

Jaffrey offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities to both its residents and visitors. The Shirley Historical Society Museum, the Horatio Colony House Museum, the Peterborough Historical Society Museum and the Gardner Museum are all popular among those hoping to learn more about the region;s history. The Rhododendron State Park, Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area and the Erving State Forest offer facilities for hiking and camping as well.

Jaffrey Transportation

Manchester is the nearest major airport.

Jaffrey Higher Education

Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College and Keene State College are in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,337
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+2,872
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,587
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,955
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,421

Wealth

Median Family Income$77,478
% Above Poverty Level85.8%
% Below Poverty Level14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$686
Median House Value$187,600

Ancestry

English17.4%
Irish15.2%
Finnish11.5%
French Except Basque11.4%
Canadian10.8%
Italian7.6%
German6.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.2%
Scottish3.3%
Swedish3%
Polish1.7%
Greek1%
Hungarian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.2%
US/American0.1%
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Jaffrey Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cheshire County
Standard Zip Codes3452
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.81
Approximate Longitude-72.02

Jaffrey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPETERBORO 2 S
Distance4.5 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
StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationSURRY MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp7 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp33 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dublin1,475$83,889
Fitzwilliam2,392$79,432
New Ipswich5,155$95,417
Peterborough6,451$92,875
Rindge5,907$86,793
Sharon328$78,750

Jaffrey Public Libraries

Jaffrey Public Library
38 MAIN STREET
Jaffrey, New Hampshire
(603) 532-7301

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Jaffrey Public Schools

Conant High School
3 Conant Way
ZIP: 3452
(603) 532-8131
High
Total Enrollment 426
Jaffrey Grade School
18 School St.
ZIP: 3452
(603) 532-8355
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Jaffrey-rindge Middle School
1 Conant Way
ZIP: 3452
(603) 532-8122
Middle
Total Enrollment 301

Jaffrey Private Schools

St Patrick School
70 Main St
ZIP: 3452
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
Victory High School
7 Knight St Ste 2 Ste 3
ZIP: 3452
Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
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