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Overview

Introduction to Litchfield, New Hampshire

Litchfield, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 5 miles N of Nashua, New Hampshire and 39 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Litchfield History

Litchfield was originally known as Naticook. The land was granted to William Brenton in 1729 and was soon renamed Brenton's Farm. It was incorporated in 1734. The name of the town was changed to Litchfield in 1749, in honor of George Henry Lee, the Earl of Litchfield. The town is located in Hillsborough County, which was established on March 19, 1771.

Litchfield and nearby Attractions

  • Hudson Village Shops Shopping Center
  • Litchfield State Forest
  • Children's Metamorphosis Museum
  • Silver Lake State Park
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum
  • Robert Frost Farm

Things To Do In Litchfield

Litchfield offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. It offers easy access to Lowell National Historical Park, Robert Frost Farm, the Children's Metamorphosis Museum and the Silver Lake State Park. The Litchfield Town Park is also a popular local spot. One can enjoy shopping at the Hudson Village Shopping Center, or a round of golf at the Passaconaway Country Club.

Litchfield Transportation

Pease International is the nearest major airport.

Litchfield Higher Education

New Hampshire College, Merrimack College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,382
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+4,580
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married60.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.3%
Median Earnings25+$55,994
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$64,408
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,914

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,505
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone16.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,212
Median House Value$288,500

Ancestry

Irish29.9%
Italian20.2%
French Except Basque18.7%
Canadian12.6%
English11.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
German5.8%
Polish4.9%
Portuguese2.8%
Scottish2%
Swedish1.5%
Albanian0.8%
Romanian0.5%
Russian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Litchfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes3052
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.83
Approximate Longitude-71.46

Litchfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNASHUA 2 NNW
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.4 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
StationWEARE
Distance20.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst11,254$131,205
Bedford21,879$142,656
Hudson24,808$96,293
Londonderry24,844$109,370
Merrimack25,580$103,998
Nashua87,279$82,913

Litchfield Public Libraries

Aaron Cutler Memorial Library
269 CHARLES BANCROFT HIGHWAY
Litchfield, New Hampshire
(603) 424-4044

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Litchfield Public Schools

Griffin Memorial School
229 Chs Bancroft Hwy
(603) 424-0078
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Litchfield Middle School
19 Mcelwain Dr
(603) 424-0566
Middle
Total Enrollment 506
Campbell High School
1 Highlander Ct.
(603) 546-0300
High
Total Enrollment 488

Litchfield Private Schools

St Francis Of Assisi School
9 Saint Francis Way
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Tabernacle Christian School
242 Derry Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
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