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Overview

Introduction to Rye, New Hampshire

Rye, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 22 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 47 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Rye History

Rye was the first settlement in New Hampshire and was originally known as Pannaway. William Berry first settled in the town in 1623. Before being officially incorporated as a town in 1726, Rye was also known as Sandy Beach. It was named after the town of Rye, England.

Rye and nearby Attractions

  • Rye Town Museum
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • Rye Harbor State Park
  • Odiorne State Park
  • John Paul Jones House Museum
  • Wentworth Coolidge Mansion

Things To Do In Rye

Rye offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Sea Coast Science Center, the Odiorne State Park and the Rye Harbor State Park offer facilities for recreation. The Rye Town Museum and the John Paul Jones House Museum are also popular local spots.

Rye Transportation

Pease International Airport is nearby.

Rye Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College and Merrimack College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,355
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens22.6%
Employed Population 16+2,988
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married56.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.4%
Median Earnings25+$50,368
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,725
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,064
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home12.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,695
Median House Value$574,800

Ancestry

Irish24.9%
English22.2%
Italian12.8%
German11.7%
French Except Basque10.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.9%
Welsh4.8%
Polish4.4%
Canadian4.2%
Greek4%
Scottish3.9%
Finnish1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Iranian1.1%
Austrian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Portuguese0.3%
US/American0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
African0.2%
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Rye Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3870
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.01
Approximate Longitude-70.77

Rye Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREENLAND
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationDURHAM
Distance13.1 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
StationKENNEBUNKPORT
Distance27.9 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
Greenland3,783$104,591
Hampton15,216$98,559
New Castle935$140,236
Newington839$110,000
North Hampton4,384$107,115
Portsmouth21,458$98,886

Rye Public Libraries

Rye Public Library
581 WASHINGTON ROAD
Rye, New Hampshire
(603) 964-8401

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Rye Public Schools

Rye Elementary School
461 Sagamore Rd
(603) 436-4731
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Rye Junior High School
501 Washington Rd
(603) 964-5591
Middle
Total Enrollment 220

Rye Private Schools

Learning Skills Academy
1247 Washington Rd Ste 3
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
Rye Country Day School
1245 Washington Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Childrens House Montessori School
80 Sagamore Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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