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Overview

Introduction to Littleton, New Hampshire

Littleton, New Hampshire, in Grafton county, is 87 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 139 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Littleton History

The area was originally known as "Chiswick," meaning "Cheese Farm." Until 1770, the area was a part of Lisbon. It was incorporated in 1784 and named in honor of Col. Moses Little, who was a veteran of the French and Indian War.

Littleton and nearby Attractions

  • New England Ski Museum
  • Franconia Heritage Museum
  • Littleton Grist Mill
  • Forest State Park
  • State Capitol
  • Franconia Notch State Park

Things To Do In Littleton

The Littleton Historical Museum, Eastman Lord House Museum, Northern Forest Heritage Park and the Heritage New Hampshire Museum are ideal locations for those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Milan Hill State Park, Echo Lake State Park, White Lake State Park and Moose Brook State Park provide opportunities for recreation to the residents of Littleton.

Littleton Transportation

Burlington International is the nearest major airport.

Littleton Higher Education

Plymouth State College, Norwich University, Dartmouth College and New Hampshire College offer courses for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,918
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+2,967
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,152
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,351

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,358
% Above Poverty Level81.9%
% Below Poverty Level18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.1%
Median Gross Rent$599
Median House Value$164,400

Ancestry

French Except Basque17.8%
Irish16.3%
English14.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
Italian7.1%
Scottish5.9%
Canadian5.8%
Arab4.1%
Polish3.9%
Portuguese3.7%
Iraqi3%
Russian1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Lebanese1.2%
Swedish1%
Ukrainian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.3%
German0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
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Littleton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grafton County
Standard Zip Codes3561
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.31
Approximate Longitude-71.76

Littleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBETHLEHEM
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 53 F
Jul Temp55 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 55 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationMONROE 5 NNE
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp2 to 25 F
Apr Temp29 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp35 to 56 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches
StationPINKHAM NOTCH
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp5 to 25 F
Apr Temp28 to 47 F
Jul Temp53 to 75 F
Oct Temp33 to 54 F
Annual Precip59.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bath977$63,393
Bethlehem2,540$60,515
Dalton959$56,154
Franconia1,039$93,438
Sugar Hill694$96,250
Whitefield2,067$55,938

Littleton Public Libraries

Littleton Public Library
92 MAIN STREET
Littleton, New Hampshire
(603) 444-5741

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Littleton Hospitals

Littleton Regional Healthcare
(Non-profit)
600 St. Johnsbury Road
(603) 444-9000

Littleton Public Schools

Daisy Bronson Junior High School
159 Oak Hill Ave
ZIP: 3561
(603) 444-3361
Middle
Total Enrollment 107
North Country Charter Academy (m)
260 Cottage St., Suite A
ZIP: 3561
(603) 444-1535
Middle
Littleton High School
159 Oak Hill Ave.
ZIP: 3561
(603) 444-5601
High
Total Enrollment 215
Mildred C. Lakeway School
325 Union St.
ZIP: 3561
(603) 444-2831
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
North Country Charter Academy (h)
260 Cottage St., Suite A
ZIP: 3561
(603) 444-1535
High
Total Enrollment 35

Littleton Private Schools

The Children S House
75 Bronson St
ZIP: 3561
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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Historic Littleton

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Littleton National Bank & Federal Court between 1900 and 1910

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Littleton National Bank & Federal Court between 1900 and 1910

Town Building and opera house between 1900 and 1910

Northern Hotel and post office block between 1900 and 1910

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