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Overview

Introduction to Rochester, New Hampshire

Rochester, New Hampshire, in Strafford county, is 32 miles NE of Manchester, New Hampshire and 65 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Rochester History

Originally inhabited by Abenaki Indians of the Pennacook tribe, the town was granted to settlers by Colonial Governor Samuel Shute. It was officially incorporated in 1722, named in honor of the Earl of Rochester. Actual settlement of Rochester was delayed until 1728 because of conflict with the Indian tribes.

Rochester and nearby Attractions

  • Rochester Historical Society Museum
  • Rochester Opera House
  • Rochester Common
  • Durham Historic Museum
  • Rundlet May House

Things To Do In Rochester

Rochester offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, including the Rochester Opera House, the Pawtuckaway State Park and the Splashtown Amusement Park. Those interested in the area' history may enjoy a visit to the Rochester Historical Society Museum or the Rundlet May House.

Rochester Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Pease International Airport.

Rochester Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, New Hampshire College and the University of New England - University Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,052
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+15,048
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22%
Median Earnings25+$35,652
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,821
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,654

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,260
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.2%
Median Gross Rent$932
Median House Value$161,200

Ancestry

French Except Basque19.2%
Irish18%
English16%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
Canadian9.1%
Italian8.9%
German7.9%
Scottish4.2%
Polish2.7%
Swedish2.5%
Greek1.6%
Dutch1.2%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
African0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Rochester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Strafford County
Standard Zip Codes3839, 3867, 3868
P.O. Box Zip Codes3866
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.26
Approximate Longitude-70.99

Rochester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDURHAM
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationEPPING
Distance19.5 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
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 76 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barrington8,770$98,065
Dover30,750$80,615
Farmington6,827$68,693
Milton4,591$73,226
Somersworth11,756$70,699
Strafford4,064$106,042

Rochester Public Libraries

Rochester Public Library
65 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Rochester, New Hampshire
(603) 332-1428

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Rochester Hospitals

Frisbie Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
11 Whitehall Road
(603) 332-5211

Rochester Public Schools

Bud Carlson Academy
Rochester School Department, 150 Wakefield Street Suite 8
ZIP: 3867
(603) 332-3678
High
Total Enrollment 60
Chamberlain Street School
65 Chamberlain St.
ZIP: 3867
(603) 332-5258
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Maple Street Magnet School
27 Maple Street
ZIP: 3867
(603) 332-6481
Primary
Total Enrollment 114
Mcclelland School
59 Brock St.
ZIP: 3867
(603) 332-2180
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Rochester Middle School
47 Brock St.
ZIP: 3867
(603) 332-4090
Middle
Total Enrollment 958
School Street School
13 School St.
ZIP: 3867
(603) 332-6483
Primary
Total Enrollment 86
Spaulding High School
130 Wakefield St.
ZIP: 3867
(603) 332-0757
High
Total Enrollment 1363
William Allen School
23 Granite St.
ZIP: 3867
(603) 332-2280
Primary
Total Enrollment 351

Rochester Private Schools

St Leo Catholic Childrens Center
59 Main St
ZIP: 3839
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Emmanuel Child Care Center
24 Eastern Ave
ZIP: 3867
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Lighthouse Christian Academy
17 Heaton St
ZIP: 3867
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Monarch School Of New England
61 Eastern Ave
ZIP: 3867
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
St Elizabeth Seton School
16 Bridge St
ZIP: 3867
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
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