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Overview

Introduction to Pelham, New Hampshire

Pelham, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 7 miles N of Lowell, Massachusetts and 29 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Pelham History

Pelham is in Hillsborough County. The community was originally a part of Old Dunstable. It was separated from Old Dunstable in the year 1741.The town was incorporated in 1746. It got its name from United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Henry Pelham.

Pelham and nearby Attractions

  • American Independence Museum
  • Kingston State Park
  • Sandown Historical Museum
  • Children’s Metamorphosis Museum
  • Silver Lake State Park
  • Nashua Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Pelham

While at Pelham, one can visit parks like the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, the Willowdale State Forest and Kingston State Park. One can also plan a trip to museums like the Millyard Museum, the Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum, the Whistler House Museum of Art and the Franco-American Museum. Pine Valley Golf Club provides multiple facilities.

Pelham Transportation

Manchester Airport is nearby.

Pelham Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are found at Middlesex Community College, New Hampshire College, Merrimack College and Bentley College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,189
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+7,069
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married60.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$53,197
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,371
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,982

Wealth

Median Family Income$108,297
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone17%
Median Gross Rent$1,182
Median House Value$324,500

Ancestry

Irish26.9%
French Except Basque16.2%
Italian14.5%
English13%
Canadian12.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
Polish8.3%
Portuguese4.9%
Scottish3.3%
Greek1.7%
Swedish1.6%
Arab1.5%
Norwegian1.3%
Lebanese1.3%
Welsh0.9%
Albanian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
US/American0.2%
British0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
German0.1%
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Pelham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes3076
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.73
Approximate Longitude-71.31

Pelham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOWELL
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationNASHUA 2 NNW
Distance8.7 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
StationHAVERHILL
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Derry33,255$82,302
Hudson24,808$96,293
Londonderry24,844$109,370
Nashua87,279$82,913
Salem28,860$98,508
Windham14,238$128,229

Pelham Public Libraries

Pelham Public Library
24 VILLAGE GREEN
Pelham, New Hampshire
(603) 635-7581

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Pelham Public Schools

Pelham Elementary School
61 Marsh Rd.
ZIP: 3076
(603) 635-8875
Primary
Total Enrollment 849
Pelham High School
85 Marsh Rd.
ZIP: 3076
(603) 635-2115
High
Total Enrollment 664
Pelham Memorial School
59 Marsh Rd.
ZIP: 3076
(603) 635-2321
Middle
Total Enrollment 503

Pelham Private Schools

Steepletop Kindergarten & Nursery
3 Main St
ZIP: 3053
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Crossroads Baptist Kindergarten
43 Atwood Rd
ZIP: 3076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Dynamic Foundations For Children
90 Bridge St
ZIP: 3076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Kings Kids Child Care Center
955 Bridge St
ZIP: 3076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Pelham Kindergarten & Daycare Center
96 Bridge St
ZIP: 3076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
St Patrick School
16 Main St
ZIP: 3076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
The Perfect Place For Children
125 Main St
ZIP: 3076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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