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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.

People

Total Population 5,371
Male Share of the Population 53.4%
Female Share of the Population 46.6%
Senior Citizens 22.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,580
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,654
% Above Poverty Level 85%
% Below Poverty Level 15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $805
Median House Value $188,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 14.7%
Irish 17.5%

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

Jaffrey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cheshire
Standard Zip Codes 03452
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.813
Longitude -72.023

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)

Station PETERBORO 2 S
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station SURRY MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dublin 1,575 $75,417
Fitzwilliam 2,518 $83,147
New Ipswich 5,145 $91,776
Peterborough 6,406 $90,321
Rindge 5,907 $87,426
Sharon 359 $92,500

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

Jaffrey Public Libraries

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

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Jaffrey High Schools

CONANT HIGH SCHOOL
3 CONANT WAY
603-532-8131
Serves 495 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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