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Overview

Introduction to Meredith, New Hampshire

Meredith, New Hampshire, in Belknap county, is 45 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire and 92 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Meredith History

The original settlers in the are were mostly from Salem, Massachusetts, and the town was known as "New Salem" for a period in its early history. The land was re-granted by Colonial Governor John Wentworth in 1768. The town was renamed Meredith in honor of Sir William Meredith.

Meredith and nearby Attractions

  • Wright Museum
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • Ellacoya State Park
  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm
  • White Lake State Park
  • Sugar Hill State Park

Things To Do In Meredith

Parks such as Scribner Fellows State Forest, Wentworth State Park, Ellacoya State Park and Sky Pond State Park offer multiple facilities for recreation. The Mill Falls Marketplace Shopping Center and the Meredith Shopping Center are popular among local shoppers. Local churches include the Meredith Congregational Church, the First Baptist Church and Calvary Bible Church.

Meredith Transportation

Manchester Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Meredith Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at New Hampshire College, the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State College and Dartmouth College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,354
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens22.5%
Employed Population 16+2,798
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married56.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.3%
Median Earnings25+$36,131
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,861
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,977

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,631
% Above Poverty Level88.1%
% Below Poverty Level11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$988
Median House Value$283,700

Ancestry

English26.2%
French Except Basque17.9%
Irish15.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.9%
German9.1%
Canadian5.6%
Italian5.4%
Scottish4%
Polish3.6%
Swedish2.7%
Norwegian1.6%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Russian1%
Hungarian1%
Israeli0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Greek0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Belgian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
African0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%
US/American0.1%
Estonian0.1%
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Meredith Almanac

CategoryValue
County Belknap County
Standard Zip Codes3253
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.65
Approximate Longitude-71.5

Meredith Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAKEPORT 2
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationFRANKLIN FALLS DAM
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp6 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip42.2 inches
StationGRAFTON
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp4 to 27 F
Apr Temp28 to 52 F
Jul Temp53 to 79 F
Oct Temp31 to 57 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashland2,159$50,732
Center Harbor1,011$80,625
Gilford7,103$75,941
Holderness2,395$70,795
Moultonborough4,042$83,782
New Hampton2,269$79,519

Meredith Public Libraries

Meredith Public Library
91 MAIN STREET
Meredith, New Hampshire
(603) 279-4303

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Meredith Public Schools

Inter-lakes Elementary School
21 Laker Ln.
ZIP: 3253
(603) 279-7968
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Inter-lakes High School
1 Laker Ln.
ZIP: 3253
(603) 279-6162
High
Total Enrollment 332
Inter-lakes Middle Tier
1 Laker Ln.
ZIP: 3253
(603) 279-5312
Middle
Total Enrollment 334

Meredith Private Schools

Lakeland School
40 Meredith Center Rd
ZIP: 3253
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
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Historic Meredith

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Smith Memorial Library and Baptist Church between 1900 and 1910

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Smith Memorial Library and Baptist Church between 1900 and 1910

Meredith Bay and Lake Waukewan (Lake Winnipesaukee) c1908.

Road to Meredith Village (Lake Winnipesaukee) c1908.

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