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Overview

Introduction to Windham, New Hampshire

Windham, New Hampshire, in Rockingham county, is 8 miles E of Nashua, New Hampshire and 33 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Windham History

In 1719, Scottish immigrants became the first Europeans to settle in Windham. Prior to that, Pawtucket Indians inhabited the area. The Town of Windham was officially incorporated in 1742. It was named in honor of Sir Charles Wyndham, the 2nd Earl of Egremont. The town is located in Rockingham County, which was established in 1769.

Windham and nearby Attractions

  • Searles Castle
  • Cobbetts Pond
  • Canobie Lake Park
  • Windham Rail Trail
  • Children's Metamorphosis Museum
  • Lowell National Historical Park

Things To Do In Windham

Canobie Lake Park is a popular recreational spot among locals. The Children's Metamorphosis Museum is an interactive museum popular among kids. The town also offers easy access to the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest, the Georgetown Rowley State Forest and Kingston State Park.

Windham Transportation

Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Windham Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Northern Essex Community College and Merrimack College offer courses in higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,238
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+7,101
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married64.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.6%
Median Earnings25+$62,542
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,526

Wealth

Median Family Income$128,229
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home10.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone16.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,907
Median House Value$368,400

Ancestry

Irish24.7%
Italian18.6%
English13.7%
French Except Basque12.9%
German11.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
Canadian9.1%
Polish5.4%
Greek3.4%
Swedish3.2%
Scottish3%
Portuguese2.2%
Russian1.4%
Arab1%
Lebanese0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
US/American0.7%
Brazilian0.6%
Estonian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Windham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rockingham County
Standard Zip Codes3087
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.8
Approximate Longitude-71.3

Windham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNASHUA 2 NNW
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationHAVERHILL
Distance12.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Derry33,255$82,302
Hampstead8,553$107,694
Hudson24,808$96,293
Londonderry24,844$109,370
Pelham13,189$108,297
Salem28,860$98,508

Windham Public Libraries

Nesmith Library
8 FELLOWS ROAD
Windham, New Hampshire
(603) 432-7154

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Windham Public Schools

Windham Middle School
112a Lowell Rd
(603) 893-2636
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Windham Preschool
21 Haverhill Rd
(603) 537-9737
Primary
Total Enrollment 11
Windham Center School
2 Lowell Rd
(603) 432-7312
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Golden Brook Elementary School
112b Lowell Rd
(603) 898-9586
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Windham High School
64 London Bridge Rd
(603) 537-2400
High
Total Enrollment 695

Windham Private Schools

Kiddie Academy
156 Haverhill Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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