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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.

People

Total Population 13,113
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,890
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 57.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.4%
Median Earnings25+ $52,023
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $43,686

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,795
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,105
Median House Value $317,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.6%
Irish 28%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pelham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Lowell, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03076
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.734
Longitude -71.325

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)

Station LOWELL
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station NASHUA 2 NNW
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station HAVERHILL
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Derry 33,202 $81,447
Hudson 24,682 $96,788
Londonderry 24,563 $107,657
Nashua 87,110 $81,156
Salem 28,853 $92,192
Windham 14,104 $126,543

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pelham Public Libraries

Library
Pelham Public Library
5 MAIN STREET
Pelham, New Hampshire
(603) 635-7581

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Pelham High Schools

PELHAM HIGH SCHOOL
85 MARSH RD
603-635-2115
Serves 639 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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