Peterborough, New Hampshire

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Population in 2010: 3,103.
Population change since 2000: +5.4%
Males: 1,321  (42.6%)
Females: 1,782  (57.4%)
Median resident age:

55.8 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.2 years

Zip codes: 03458.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,860 (it was $45,313 in 2000)
Peterborough:

$66,860
NH:

$73,381

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $41,419 (it was $26,091 in 2000)

Peterborough CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $247,786 (it was $120,600 in 2000)
Peterborough:

$247,786
NH:

$263,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $298,409; detached houses: $319,022; townhouses or other attached units: $225,119; in 2-unit structures: $227,895; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,767; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,313; mobile homes: $106,486

Median gross rent in 2017: $847.

March 2019 cost of living index in Peterborough: 117.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Peterborough, NH (2010)
    • 2,96095.4%White alone
    • 541.7%Asian alone
    • 421.4%Hispanic
    • 250.8%Two or more races
    • 170.5%Black alone
    • 30.10%Other race alone
    • 20.06%American Indian alone

Races in Peterborough detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Hampshire and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Peterborough, New Hampshire as of January 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Peterborough is 506 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Peterborough by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(32.7)
2
(32.8)
3
(49.0)
1
(16.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.4)
3
(47.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.3)
3
(46.6)
2
(30.7)
3
(46.4)
3
(45.7)
2
(30.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(16.3)
1
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
2
(32.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(16.3)
6
(98.4)
9
(146.9)
3
(48.6)
3
(48.2)
1
(16.2)
0
(0.0)
6
(95.1)
3
(47.0)
7
(108.7)
3
(46.0)
4
(61.8)
7
(106.6)
3
(45.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(212.5)
19
(311.7)
198
(3,232)
12
(194.5)
26
(418.1)
8
(129.5)
22
(349.7)
20
(317.0)
21
(329.0)
10
(155.2)
19
(291.3)
7
(108.2)
12
(182.7)
9
(137.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
85
(1,389)
94
(1,542)
96
(1,567)
89
(1,442)
90
(1,447)
108
(1,749)
88
(1,399)
90
(1,426)
84
(1,316)
54
(838.2)
48
(736.0)
45
(695.6)
43
(654.7)
63
(963.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(16.3)
1
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(48.6)
3
(48.2)
2
(32.4)
4
(63.6)
3
(47.5)
4
(62.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(77.3)
3
(45.7)
5
(76.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(16.3)
1
(16.4)
2
(32.6)
2
(32.4)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.7)
4
(62.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)106.1135.7357.497.9137.7120.5123.6102.1119.8103.483.691.0105.188.0

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City-data.com crime index in Peterborough, NH

Crime rate in Peterborough detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
New Hampshire average:

2.05
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Ancestries: Irish (24.3%), English (18.3%), Polish (7.4%), American (5.6%), French Canadian (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1760

Elevation: 723 feet

Land area: 4.74 square miles.

Population density: 655 people per square mile   (low).

Peterborough, New Hampshire map

154 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 1.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This place:

5.0%
New Hampshire:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,840 (3.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,361 (2.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (25.6 miles , pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (58.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (171.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Sharon, NH (2.3 miles ),
Dublin, NH (2.4 miles ),
Jaffrey, NH (2.4 miles ),
Greenfield, NH (2.5 miles ),
Temple, NH (2.6 miles ),
Hancock, NH (2.6 miles ),
Harrisville, NH (3.0 miles ),
Bennington, NH (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.88 N, Longitude: 71.95 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,022 (+33.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 420 (28.1%)

Area code: 603

Distribution of median household income in Peterborough, NH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Peterborough, NH in 2017
Peterborough satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $546,700
  • 2006: 45 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $238,400
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $315,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $821,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $366,700
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $405,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $228,800
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $235,000
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $336,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Peterborough, NH residents
Average permit cost in Peterborough, NH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
New Hampshire:

2.8%
Historical population in Peterborough, NH
Historical housing units in Peterborough, NH
Most common industries in Peterborough, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.5%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.7%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.4%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.2%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Peterborough, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Top executives (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Peterborough, New Hampshire environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.5. This is about average.

City:

63.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.150. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.150
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 1.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.47
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.809. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.809
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.56
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Peterborough-area historical tornado activity is above New Hampshire state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Peterborough place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Peterborough-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 141.1 miles away from Peterborough center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 142.0 miles away from Peterborough center
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 46.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from Peterborough center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from Peterborough center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hillsborough County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Peterborough topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Peterborough:

  • MONADNOCK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 452 OLD STREET ROAD)
  • PHEASANT WOOD CARE AND REHABILIATION CENTER (50 PHEASANT ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Peterborough:

  • GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; JAFFREY, NH)
  • OPEN ARMS NURSING HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WINCHENDON, MA)
  • NAUKEAG HOSPITAL CORPORATION (Hospital, about 15 miles away; ASHBURNHAM, MA)
  • CRESTWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MILFORD, NH)
  • ST JOSEPH HOME AND HOSPICE CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; MILFORD, NH)
  • WACHUSETT MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • ELM'S NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (THE) (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MILFORD, NH)

Heliports located in Peterborough:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peterborough:

  • Franklin Pierce University (about 9 miles; Rindge, NH; Full-time enrollment: 2,139)
  • Keene State College (about 17 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 5,098)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 20 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 22 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)
  • Saint Anselm College (about 24 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Mount Washington College (about 26 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 28 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)

Public high school in Peterborough:

Public elementary/middle schools in Peterborough:

Private elementary/middle school in Peterborough:

  • THE WELL SCHOOL (Students: 141, Location: 360 MIDDLE HANCOCK RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Peterborough

Library in Peterborough:

  • PETERBOROUGH TOWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $511,080; Location: 2 CONCORD STREET; 53,365 books; 2,299 audio materials; 3,200 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 400 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Peterborough: Monadnock Country Club (A), Peterborough Town Library (B), Peterborough Town Hall (C), Peterborough Historical Society Library (D), Peterborough Historical Society Building (E), Thomas H Eckfeldt Memorial Medical Library (F), Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce (G), Peterborough Fire and Rescue (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Petersborough Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Peterborough include: Petersborough Unitarian Church (A), First Church of Christ Scientist (B), All Saints Episcopal Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: East Hill Cemetery (1), Pine Hill Cemetery (2), Village Cemetery (3), Saint Peters Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Contoocook River Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Nubanusit Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Peterborough: The Common (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Mariposa Museum (26 Main Street).

Hotel: Jack Daniels Motor Inn (80 Concord Street).

Birthplace of: Matt Deis - Musician, Sam Huntington - Child actor, Jeremiah Smith (lawyer) - Federal judge, James Miller (general) - Politician, Moses Warren - Politician.

Hillsborough County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Peterborough and their reported violations in the past:

PETERBOROUGH WATER WORKS (Address: 1 GROVE ST , Population served: 4,062, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2007), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-30-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-23-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-23-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

52.0%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

8.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Peterborough in 2010:

  • 118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Peterborough in 2000:

  • 211 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Peterborough (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Junction Route 101 & 202 Branch at 100 Grove Street, branch established on 1974/03/04; 35 Main Street Branch at 35 Main Street, branch established on 1859/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Lake Sunapee Bank, FSB: Peterborough Branch at 2-4 Main Street, branch established on 2005/01/29. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,040.6 mil, Deposits: $808.6 mil, headquarters in Newport, NH, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • Monadnock Community Bank: at 1 Jaffrey Rd, branch established on 1996/05/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $82.6 mil, Deposits: $48.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Peterborough Branch at 120 Grove Street, branch established on 1982/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Peterborough:

Marital status in Peterborough, NH
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Peterborough:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
New Hampshire average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Peterborough
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Peterborough, NH (based on Hillsborough County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic124,99340
Evangelical Protestant20,588103
Mainline Protestant17,79460
Other7,36535
Orthodox2,9907
Black Protestant-1
None226,991-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 73
Hillsborough County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 66
Hillsborough County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 107
Here:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 330
Hillsborough County:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hillsborough County:

6.9%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Hillsborough County:

24.5%
State:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hillsborough County:

15.1%
New Hampshire:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.5%
New Hampshire:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Peterborough:

35.4%
New Hampshire:

48.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Peterborough:

17.4%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.0%
New Hampshire:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
New Hampshire:

6.8

Overweight people:
Peterborough:

27.4%
New Hampshire:

34.0%

General health condition:
Peterborough:

48.8%
New Hampshire:

57.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Peterborough:

70.9%
New Hampshire:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Peterborough, NH Residents

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
New Hampshire average:

6.87%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($496 average AGI)
Hillsborough County:

0.03%
New Hampshire average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.08% ($68,044 average AGI)
from Rockingham County, NH  1.06% ($54,619)
from Merrimack County, NH  0.65% ($50,238)


6.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
New Hampshire average:

6.70%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($924 average AGI)
Hillsborough County:

0.11%
New Hampshire average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Rockingham County, NH  1.03% ($68,726 average AGI)
to Merrimack County, NH  0.78% ($53,749)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.59% ($65,122)
Businesses in Peterborough, NH
NameCountNameCount
CVS1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid1
FedEx2Shaw's1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets2U.S. Cellular1
New Balance8UPS3
Nike1

Strongest AM radio stations in Peterborough:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKBK (1290 AM; 5 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGIR (610 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Peterborough:

  • W270AH (101.9 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNNH (99.1 FM; HENNIKER, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • W293AB (106.5 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Peterborough:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
Peterborough fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Peterborough fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 30.6mTotal length
  • $53,414,000Total costs
  • 61,830Total average daily traffic
  • 3,367Total average daily truck traffic
  • 91,506Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Peterborough, NH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Peterborough, NH
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$222,9404$192,13821$175,1701$111,9001$168,660
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$213,4400$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$124,3206$228,5281$116,5001$148,670
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$04$177,2650$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$249,1500$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0230.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$152,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0230.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Peterborough, NH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Peterborough, NH - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Peterborough, NH
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Peterborough, NH
  • 65.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.2%Wood
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Peterborough, NH
  • 42.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.0%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Other fuel
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used


Peterborough compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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