For population 25 years and over in Canterbury:
For population 15 years and over in Canterbury town:
40 residents are foreign born (1.1% North America, 0.4% Europe, 0.4% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (25.2 miles , pop. 107,006).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (74.5 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (209.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Boscawen, NH (2.1 miles ), Loudon, NH (2.3 miles ), Northfield, NH (2.4 miles ), Tilton-Northfield, NH (2.7 miles ), Webster, NH (2.9 miles ), Concord, NH (2.9 miles ), Tilton, NH (2.9 miles ), Franklin, NH (3.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.34 N, Longitude: 71.55 W
Area code: 603
Crime rates in Canterbury (2009):
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Crime rates in Canterbury (2010):
Work and jobs in Canterbury: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Canterbury, New Hampshire
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Canterbury-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Hampshire state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/3/1972, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Canterbury town center injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.1 miles away from the town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Canterbury-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New Hampshire state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 11.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from Canterbury center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 1.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from Canterbury center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Merrimack County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Kenneth MacKenna - Film actor.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Canterbury:
Public elementary/middle schools in Canterbury:
See full list of schools located in Canterbury, School District: SHAKER REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Private elementary/middle school in Canterbury:
Library in Canterbury:
User submitted facts and corrections:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.85. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.52. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Canterbury compared to New Hampshire state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Canterbury (based on Merrimack County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.57%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 27
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,494 average adjusted gross income)
0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($191 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,899 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Canterbury:
Strongest FM radio stations in Canterbury:
TV broadcast stations around Canterbury:
Canterbury, New Hampshire:See more detailed statistics of Canterbury fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Canterbury, NH
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $32,500,000
Total average daily traffic: 117,770
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,720
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 174,300
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Canterbury)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Canterbury, NH
Total of 16 patent applications in 2008-2014.