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Overview

Introduction to Merrimack, New Hampshire

Merrimack, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 7 miles N of Nashua, New Hampshire and 41 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Merrimack History

The community was originally settled in by Europeans in the late 17th century. At that time, the area was in dispute between the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Province of New Empire. In 1746, the community was officially incorporated. It was named after the Merrimack River.

Merrimack and nearby Attractions

  • Millyard Museum
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum
  • Marshall State Forest
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • Clough State Park
  • Greenfield State Forest

Things To Do In Merrimack

The area has several parks, including the Veterans Memorial Park, Wasseman Park and Kids Kove, which all offer a number of recreational facilities. Local churches include the First Congregational Church, the South Merrimack Congregational Church, the Faith Episcopal Church and Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Pennichuck Square Shopping Center, The Commons Shopping Center and the Merrimack Village Mall provide shopping opportunities to the residents of Merrimack.

Merrimack Transportation

Flights are available from Manchester Airport.

Merrimack Higher Education

Thomas More College of Arts is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include New Hampshire College, Fitchburg State College, Merrimack College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Northern Essex Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,580
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+14,470
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married55.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.4%
Median Earnings25+$51,590
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,697

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,998
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,375
Median House Value$251,100

Ancestry

Irish22.5%
English17.1%
French Except Basque15.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
Italian10.9%
Canadian9.1%
German8.2%
Polish5.3%
Scottish4.1%
Greek1.5%
Portuguese1.4%
Swedish1.3%
Norwegian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Russian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Arab0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Moroccan0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
African0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Belgian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
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Merrimack Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes3054
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.85
Approximate Longitude-71.52

Merrimack 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
Distance5.7 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
Distance9.5 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
Distance19.4 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
Litchfield8,382$105,505
Londonderry24,844$109,370
Nashua87,279$82,913

Merrimack Public Libraries

Merrimack Public Library
470 DANIEL WEBSTER HIGHWAY
Merrimack, New Hampshire
(603) 424-5021

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Merrimack Public Schools

Academy For Science And Design Charter (h)
316 Daniel Webster Hwy
(603) 262-9162
High
Total Enrollment 98
Merrimack Middle School
31 Madeline Bennett Ln
(603) 424-6289
Middle
Total Enrollment 614
Thorntons Ferry School
134 Camp Sargent Rd
(603) 889-1577
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Merrimack High School
38 Mcelwain St
(603) 424-6204
High
Total Enrollment 1435
Reeds Ferry School
15 Lyons Rd
(603) 424-6215
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Academy For Science And Design Charter (m)
316 Daniel Webster Hwy
(603) 262-9162
Middle
Total Enrollment 187
James Mastricola Elementary School
7 School St
(603) 424-6218
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
James Mastricola Upper Elementary School
26 Baboosic Lake Rd
(603) 424-6221
Middle
Total Enrollment 642

Merrimack Private Schools

Grace Christian School
67 Bedford Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Brentwood School
1 Brentwood Dr
Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Lisa's Tippy Toes Day Care & Learning Center
33 Baboosic Lake Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Merrimack Pta Kindergarten & Preschool
10 Depot St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
South Merrimack Christian Academy
517 Boston Post Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 246
Kindercare Learning Center
325 Daniel Webster Hwy
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Kindercare Learning Center
4 Continental Blvd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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