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Overview

Introduction to Weare, New Hampshire

Weare, New Hampshire, in Hillsborough county, is 15 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire and 61 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Weare History

Jonathan Belcher, the Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, granted Weare to the soldiers who fought in the Canadian wars in 1735. It was initially named Beverly. The the town was renamed Halestown, Robiestown and Wearestown. It was incorporated under its current name in 1764. It was named after Meshech Weare, the first clerk of the town. Weare is in Hillsborough County, which was organized on March 19, 1771.

Weare and nearby Attractions

  • Little Nature Museum
  • Perkins Pond State Wildlife Management Area
  • Clough State Park
  • Henniker Historical Society Museum
  • Greenfield State Park
  • Canterbury Shaker Village

Things To Do In Weare

Weare offers a number of opportunities for recreation. The Little Nature Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. Camping facilities are offered by Peacock Hill Campground, All Seasons Campground and Skypark Campground. One can also plan a day trip to the Perkins Pond State Wildlife Management Area. The Peterborough Historical Society Museum, the Curtiss Dogwood Natural Area and Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum are popular local spots as well.

Weare Transportation

Manchester Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Weare Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at New Hampshire College, Keene State College and Fitchburg State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,892
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens6.6%
Employed Population 16+5,234
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married59.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33%
Median Earnings25+$50,080
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,427
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,483

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,981
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone15.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,488
Median House Value$234,900

Ancestry

Irish18.1%
English15.7%
French Except Basque14.9%
Canadian13%
German10.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.9%
Italian6.4%
Polish4.6%
Scottish4.3%
Swedish2.4%
Russian2.2%
Norwegian0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Greek0.7%
Dutch0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
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Weare Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes3281
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.1
Approximate Longitude-71.73

Weare Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEARE
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 59 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
StationBLACKWATER DAM
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationMASSABESIC LAKE
Distance18.4 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
Deering1,924$71,974
Dunbarton2,805$94,213
Goffstown17,888$87,098
Henniker4,891$82,713
Hopkinton5,601$109,934
New Boston5,462$110,347

Weare Public Libraries

Weare Public Library
10 PAIGE MEMORIAL LANE
Weare, New Hampshire
(603) 529-2044

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Weare Public Schools

Center Woods School
14 Center Rd.
ZIP: 3281
(603) 529-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
John Stark Regional High School
618 N. Stark Hwy.
ZIP: 3281
(603) 529-7675
High
Total Enrollment 709
Weare Middle School
16 East Rd.
ZIP: 3281
(603) 529-7555
Middle
Total Enrollment 489
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