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Overview

Introduction to Plaistow, New Hampshire

Plaistow, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 4 miles N of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 33 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Plaistow History

The community was officially established in 1746, after a boundary dispute between the New Hampshire Grants and the Massachusetts Bay Colony was resolved. The western part of the community became the town of Atkinson in the year 1776.

Plaistow and nearby Attractions

  • Millyard Museum
  • Odiorne State Park
  • Rye Harbor State Park
  • Children’s Museum of Portsmouth
  • American Independence Museum
  • North Hampton State Park

Things To Do In Plaistow

Rye Harbor State Park, Bear Brook State Park, Wallis Sands State Park and North Hampton State Park are popular local tourist spots. Bartlett Museum, the Custom House Maritime Museum and the American Textile History Museum may prove interesting to those wishing to learn more about the area’s history.

Plaistow Transportation

Manchester Airport is nearby.

Plaistow Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Tufts University, Merrimack College, Salem State College and North Shore Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,620
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+3,866
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.2%
Median Earnings25+$46,384
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,658
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,513

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,217
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone16.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,215
Median House Value$254,500

Ancestry

Irish27%
Italian22.6%
French Except Basque17.8%
English14.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
German7.8%
Canadian7.3%
Polish5.8%
Swedish3.7%
US/American2.8%
Scottish2.6%
Greek1.2%
Arab1%
Portuguese0.9%
Lebanese0.9%
Dutch0.6%
Estonian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
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Plaistow Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3865
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.83
Approximate Longitude-71.09

Plaistow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHAVERHILL
Distance5 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
StationEPPING
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationMASSABESIC LAKE
Distance18.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atkinson6,829$121,906
Danville4,447$97,800
Hampstead8,553$107,694
Kingston6,099$91,797
Newton4,787$108,125
Salem28,860$98,508

Plaistow Public Libraries

Plaistow Public Library
85 MAIN STREET
Plaistow, New Hampshire
(603) 382-6011

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Plaistow Public Schools

Pollard Elementary School
120 Main St
(603) 382-7146
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Timberlane Regional Middle School
44 Greenough Rd
(603) 382-7131
Middle
Total Enrollment 1016
Timberlane Regional High School
36 Greenough Rd
(603) 382-6541
High
Total Enrollment 1413

Plaistow Private Schools

Little Explorers Learning Center
3 Blossom Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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