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Overview

Introduction to Peterborough, New Hampshire

Peterborough, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 25 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire and 57 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Peterborough History

Peterborough is in Hillsborough County and was named after the Earl of Peterborough. Hillsborough County became a part of New Hampshire in 1769. In 1771, the county was organized at Amherst.

Peterborough and nearby Attractions

  • Bear Brook State Park
  • Peterborough Historical Society Museum
  • Greenfield State Park
  • Silver Lake State Park
  • Horatio Colony House Museum
  • Miller State Park

Things To Do In Peterborough

Pillsbury State Park, Wendell State Forest, Fort Dummer State Park, Marshal State Forest and Rollins State Park are popular local attractions. Local churches include the All Saints Episcopal Church, Peterborough Unitarian Church and First Church of Christ.

Peterborough Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Manchester Airport.

Peterborough Higher Education

One can pursue higher education from Keene State College, New Hampshire College, Worcester State College and Fitchburg State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,451
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens25.1%
Employed Population 16+3,193
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married47.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.1%
Median Earnings25+$41,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,641

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,875
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home11.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.1%
Median Gross Rent$861
Median House Value$234,200

Ancestry

Irish22.9%
English22.2%
German11.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.1%
Italian8%
French Except Basque7.1%
Polish6.4%
Canadian6%
Scottish4.3%
Russian4.2%
Swedish3.3%
Welsh2.6%
Austrian2.5%
Dutch1.7%
Brazilian1.7%
Portuguese1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Finnish1.1%
Greek0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
US/American0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Estonian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Peterborough Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes3458
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.87
Approximate Longitude-71.96

Peterborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPETERBORO 2 S
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches
StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationKEENE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp31 to 56 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dublin1,475$83,889
Greenfield1,648$75,441
Hancock1,829$98,947
Jaffrey5,337$77,478
Sharon328$78,750
Temple1,509$96,765

Peterborough Public Libraries

Peterborough Town Library
2 CONCORD STREET
Peterborough, New Hampshire
(603) 924-8040

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Peterborough Hospitals

Monadnock Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
452 Old Street Road
(603) 924-7191

Peterborough Public Schools

Conval Regional High School
184 Hancock Rd.
ZIP: 3458
(603) 924-3869
High
Total Enrollment 820
Peterborough Elementary School
17 High St.
ZIP: 3458
(603) 924-3828
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
South Meadow School
108 Hancock Rd.
ZIP: 3458
(603) 924-7105
Middle
Total Enrollment 387

Peterborough Private Schools

The Well School
360 Middle Hancock Rd
ZIP: 3458
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
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