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Overview

Introduction to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, in Carroll county, is 42 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire and 85 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Wolfeboro History

Wolfeboro was named after the English General James Wolfe. The first summer country estate in northern New England was built here in 1771. The area was permanently settled in 1768 and incorporated as the Town of Wolfeboro in 1770.

Wolfeboro and nearby Attractions

  • Libby Museum
  • Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Wright Museum
  • Wentworth State Beach
  • Wolfeboro Shopping Center
  • Canterbury Shaker Village

Things To Do In Wolfeboro

While in Wolfeboro, one can visit the Allen Albee Beach. The Bay Street Discount Shopping Center and Wolfeboro Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. Those interested in the area should visit the Clark House Museum, the Wright Museum, the Fire Museum and the Governor Wentworth State Historic Site. The Perry Hollow Golf and Country Club and Kingswood Golf Course provide facilities for golfers.

Wolfeboro Transportation

Pease International is the nearest major airport.

Wolfeboro Higher Education

Plymouth State College, New Hampshire College and the University of New Hampshire are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,208
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens34.7%
Employed Population 16+2,713
Age of the Population54

Families

% of people married61.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.4%
Median Earnings25+$36,868
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$7,820
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,487

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,611
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home13.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$892
Median House Value$283,200

Ancestry

English26.7%
Irish16.3%
German14.4%
Italian11.1%
French Except Basque10.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Scottish8%
Welsh4.1%
Canadian4%
Dutch3.5%
Norwegian3.4%
Polish3.2%
Swedish1.8%
Ukrainian1.1%
Arab1%
Lebanese1%
Austrian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Greek0.1%
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Wolfeboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Carroll County
Standard Zip Codes3894
Phone Area Codes603
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.58
Approximate Longitude-71.2

Wolfeboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAKEPORT 2
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationSANFORD 2 NNW
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationFRANKLIN FALLS DAM
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp6 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 82 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip42.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alton5,285$95,074
Brookfield834$76,667
Gilford7,103$75,941
New Durham2,667$95,179
Ossipee4,273$60,898
Wakefield5,001$62,866

Wolfeboro Public Libraries

Wolfeboro Public Library
259 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
(603) 569-2428

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Wolfeboro Hospitals

Huggins Hospital
(Non-profit)
240 South Main Street
(603) 569-7500

Wolfeboro Public Schools

Kingswood Regional High School
396 S. Main St.
ZIP: 3894
(603) 569-2055
High
Total Enrollment 775
Crescent Lake School
75 Mcmanus Rd.
ZIP: 3894
(603) 569-0223
Middle
Total Enrollment 192
Kingswood Regional Middle School
404 S. Main St.
ZIP: 3894
(603) 569-3689
Middle
Total Enrollment 355
Carpenter Elementary School
102 S. Main St.
ZIP: 3894
(603) 569-3457
Primary
Total Enrollment 244

Wolfeboro Private Schools

Brewster Academy
80 Academy Dr
ZIP: 3894
Secondary
Total Enrollment 362
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Historic Wolfeboro

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Along the shore of Wolfeborough bay (Lake Winnipesaukee) c1906.

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Along the shore of Wolfeborough bay (Lake Winnipesaukee) c1906.

Glimpse of the bay at Wolfeborough (Lake Winnipesaukee) 1906 (est.)

Along the shore of Wolfeborough Bay (Lake Winnipesaukee) c1906.

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