Plaistow, New Hampshire

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Population in 2010: 7,609.
Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 3,749  (49.3%)
Females: 3,860  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
New Hampshire median age:

43.9 years

Zip codes: 03865.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $114,014 (it was $61,707 in 2000)
Plaistow:

$114,014
NH:

$89,992

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $55,438 (it was $25,255 in 2000)

Plaistow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $477,283 (it was $156,200 in 2000)
Plaistow:

$477,283
NH:

$384,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $614,227; detached houses: $665,470; townhouses or other attached units: $408,866; in 2-unit structures: $730,084; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $329,099; mobile homes: $126,160
March 2022 cost of living index in Plaistow: 141.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Plaistow, NH (2010)
    • 7,29295.8%White alone
    • 1752.3%Hispanic
    • 440.6%Asian alone
    • 410.5%Black alone
    • 380.5%Two or more races
    • 100.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Other race alone

Races in Plaistow 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 Plaistow, New Hampshire as of April 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Plaistow is 1,268 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Plaistow by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
1
(12.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.1)
3
(39.4)
1
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.2)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.1)
8
(104.0)
5
(64.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.8)
1
(12.7)
1
(12.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(39.4)
1
(13.1)
2
(26.3)
1
(13.1)
3
(39.4)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.1)
1
(13.0)
2
(25.7)
3
(38.8)
3
(38.8)
1
(12.7)
2
(25.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(157.7)
13
(170.9)
13
(170.6)
26
(339.8)
16
(210.0)
22
(288.1)
23
(301.0)
16
(210.2)
8
(104.0)
7
(90.1)
5
(64.6)
4
(51.7)
5
(63.7)
6
(76.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
160
(2,103)
183
(2,405)
146
(1,916)
186
(2,431)
151
(1,982)
143
(1,873)
130
(1,702)
80
(1,051)
129
(1,676)
168
(2,161)
87
(1,125)
43
(555.7)
28
(356.8)
48
(611.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(131.5)
21
(276.0)
5
(65.6)
5
(65.4)
15
(196.9)
11
(144.1)
6
(78.5)
3
(39.4)
8
(104.0)
4
(51.5)
5
(64.6)
7
(90.5)
3
(38.2)
6
(76.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.7)
City-Data.com crime index128.0144.7103.0139.3125.5113.1112.477.0116.4121.362.548.638.455.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Plaistow, NH

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 22 (15 officers - 14 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
New Hampshire average:

2.14
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Ancestries: Irish (26.8%), English (20.8%), Italian (17.0%), French (15.7%), French Canadian (6.6%), German (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1749

Elevation: 104 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 716 people per square mile   (low).

Plaistow, New Hampshire map

225 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.5% Africa, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Latin America).

This town:

2.9%
New Hampshire:

4.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Plaistow town:

1.9% ($2,939)
New Hampshire:

2.3% ($2,946)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Haverhill, MA (4.1 miles , pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (35.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (198.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Newton, NH (1.8 miles ),
Atkinson, NH (1.9 miles ),
Haverhill, MA (2.0 miles ),
Merrimac, MA (2.2 miles ),
Hampstead, NH (2.2 miles ),
Danville, NH (2.5 miles ),
Kingston, NH (2.5 miles ),
Salem, NH (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.84 N, Longitude: 71.09 W

Area code: 603

Distribution of median household income in Plaistow, NH in 2022
Plaistow satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 6 buildings, average cost: $397,500
  • 2021: 7 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 2020: 10 buildings, average cost: $262,000
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2018: 10 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2015: 33 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $96,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Plaistow, NH residents
Average permit cost in Plaistow, NH
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.8%
New Hampshire:

2.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Plaistow, NH
Historical housing units in Plaistow, NH
Most common industries in Plaistow, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.3%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (9.4%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.4%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Plaistow, NH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Computer specialists (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Engineers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)

Average climate in Plaistow, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Plaistow, New Hampshire average temperatures Plaistow, New Hampshire average precipitation Plaistow, New Hampshire humidity Plaistow, New Hampshire wind speed Plaistow, New Hampshire snowfall Plaistow, New Hampshire sunshine Plaistow, New Hampshire clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 66.4. This is about average.

City:

66.4
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2022 was 0.157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.157
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 6.52. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.52
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.658. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.658
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 11.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 6.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.76
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Plaistow-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Hampshire state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Plaistow town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 tornado 16.0 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plaistow-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Hampshire state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from Plaistow 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 52.5 miles away from Plaistow center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from Plaistow center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from Plaistow 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) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from Plaistow center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 261.2 miles away from Plaistow 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 Rockingham County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 4, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plaistow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Plaistow:

  • LENOX NH INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • KENOZA HILLCREST NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • KENOZA MANOR CONV HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • WINGATE AT HAVERHILL REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING RESID (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • OXFORD MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • OXFORD, THE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • HAVERHILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)

Amtrak stations near Plaistow:

  • 5 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 13 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Plaistow:

  • 13 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plaistow:

  • Northern Essex Community College (about 4 miles; Haverhill, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Merrimack College (about 12 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 18 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • North Shore Community College (about 18 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Mount Washington College (about 22 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 23 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (about 23 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 16,552)

Public high school in Plaistow:

Public elementary/middle schools in Plaistow:

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Library in Plaistow:

  • PLAISTOW PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $441,437; Location: 85 MAIN STREET; 42,863 books; 1,358 audio materials; 1,591 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Plaistow: Atkinson Depot (A), Plaistow Fire Department (B), Plaistow Town Hall (C), Plaistow Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Plaistow include: Saint Christophers Church (A), Timberlane Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Town Cemetery (1), Holy Angels Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Seaver Brook (A), Line Brook (B), Kelly Brook (C), Bryant Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Prestige Travel (Recreational Trips & Guides; 9 Plaistow Rd. Rt. 125 Shaw's Plaza), America by Bicycle (Tours & Charters; 95 Plaistow Road Suite 8).

Court: Plaistow Town - District Court (27 Elm Street).

Rockingham 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 Plaistow and their reported violations in the past:

GOLDEN HILL (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-01-2010 and OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2011)
GREENFIELD HILL ESTATES (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2012)
  • 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-29-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-11-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2008)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-22-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2007)
  • 3 other older health violations
CROSS RIDGE ESTATES (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-01-2010 and OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2011)
FORREST STREET CONDOS (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
VIC GEARY SENIOR CENTER (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
26 CHANDLER AVE CONDOS (Population served: 33, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-28-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-28-2007), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-23-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2009)
CHANDLER TERRACE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2006), St Intentional no-action (NOV-02-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plaistow that have no violations reported:

  • ROCKINGHAM CHURCH (Address: 3 EVANS AVE , Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
New Hampshire:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.2%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.1%
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: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.2%
Whole state:

6.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.9%
Whole state:

2.8%
3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
10 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Plaistow (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Route 125 Branch at 47 Plaistow Rd, branch established on 1967/10/09. 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
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Plaistow Branch at 58 Plaistow Road, branch established on 1987/02/02. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Plaistow Branch at Route 125 / 31 Plaistow Road, branch established on 1917/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • People's United Bank: Plaistow Branch at 76 Main Street, branch established on 1996/08/12. 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

For population 15 years and over in Plaistow:

Marital status in Plaistow, NH
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Plaistow:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
New Hampshire average:

10.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plaistow, NH (based on Rockingham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic84,69724
Mainline Protestant19,07278
Evangelical Protestant7,45661
Other3,49020
Orthodox2001
None180,308-
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: 47
Rockingham County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Here:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Rockingham County:

3.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 283
Rockingham County:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

23.3%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
New Hampshire:

15.9%

7.69% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($114,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
New Hampshire average:

7.66%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($203 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.01%
New Hampshire average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Essex County, MA  1.51% ($100,677 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, NH  1.28% ($79,305)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.95% ($134,363)


6.82% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($88,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
New Hampshire average:

6.80%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($126 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

0.01%
New Hampshire average:

0.01%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Hillsborough County, NH  1.27% ($67,174 average AGI)
to Strafford County, NH  0.89% ($68,204)
to Essex County, MA  0.66% ($75,273)
Businesses in Plaistow, NH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
AutoZone1SAS Shoes1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Shaw's1
CVS1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts3Subaru1
FedEx3Subway2
GNC1T-Mobile3
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block1The Room Place1
Home Depot1True Value1
Kohl's1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets7UPS5
New Balance1Vans1
Nike2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Plaistow:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCCM (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD P/SHI)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plaistow:

  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plaistow:

  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Plaistow: Daniel G. George.

Plaistow fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Plaistow fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.6mTotal length
  • $21,994,000Total costs
  • 58,302Total average daily traffic
  • 3,123Total average daily truck traffic
  • 86,285Total future (year 2042) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Plaistow, NH)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PRIME, 27 Elm Street (Lat: 42.839417 Lon: -71.090056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQVU760,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 17875.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 17875.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 17875.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 17875.0 MHz... (+24 more), Grant Date: 05/14/2015, Expiration Date: 05/14/2025, Certifier: Kathleen Jones, Registrant: 2-Way Communications Service, Inc., 19 Durham Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-2872, Phone: (603) 431-6288, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Plaistow)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 3435H, N3435H, N-3435H, Serial Number: 4060, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 07/30/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Casa Del Pajaro LLC, 6 Hickory Ridge Dr, Plaistow, NH 03865
  • Aircraft: LOMBARD GREGORY B RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 900GL, N900GL, N-900GL, Serial Number: 80528, Certificate Issue Date: 05/31/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Gregory B Lombard, 3 Kingston Rd, Plaistow, NH 03865

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 29. The highest number of reported fires - 49 took place in 2015, and the least - 2 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Plaistow, NH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.9%), and Structure Fires (34.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Plaistow, NH
    • 20544.9%Outside Fires
    • 15934.8%Structure Fires
    • 7015.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 235.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Plaistow, NH
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Plaistow, NH
  • 70.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.3%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Plaistow, NH
  • 46.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.1%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Electricity
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Plaistow compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Plaistow on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 (03865) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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