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.


Total Population 6,234
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 30.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,771
Age of the Population 53


% of people married 60.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $68,409
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 13.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%


People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,024
Median House Value $283,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0%
English 28.3%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wolfeboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles N of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 03894
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.583
Longitude -71.207

Wolfeboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 5,295 $85,556
Brookfield 837 $75,000
Gilford 7,140 $75,703
New Durham 2,653 $90,391
Ossipee 4,287 $60,758
Wakefield 5,007 $58,221

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wolfeboro Public Libraries

Wolfeboro Public Library
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
(603) 569-2428

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Wolfeboro Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(603) 569-7500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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Historic Wolfeboro


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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