Peterborough

Nestled in the picturesque Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, Peterborough exudes charm and a rich history that dates back to the 18th century. This quaint town, known as the "Gem of the Contoocook," boasts a vibrant community with a perfect blend of rural beauty and cultural sophistication.

 

Peterborough's historic downtown is a hub of activity, featuring a variety of charming shops, boutiques, and eateries. Residents and visitors alike can explore the town's cultural heritage at the Peterborough Historical Society or catch a performance at the Peterborough Players, a renowned professional theater company.

 

Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the town's proximity to outdoor adventures, with hiking trails, parks, and the serene Nubanusit Lake offering opportunities for relaxation and recreation. The iconic Mount Monadnock, a hiker's paradise, stands proudly in the backdrop, inviting adventurers to conquer its summit for breathtaking views.

 

Festivals and community events bring Peterborough to life throughout the year, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie among its residents. Whether you're drawn to its rich history, cultural offerings, or the beauty of its natural surroundings, Peterborough, New Hampshire, welcomes all to experience the warmth and character of this charming New England town.

Overview for Peterborough, NH

3,174 people live in Peterborough, where the median age is 59.5 and the average individual income is $62,422.02. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

3,174

Total Population

59.5 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$62,422.02

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Peterborough, NH

Peterborough has 1,594 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Peterborough do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,174 people call Peterborough home. The population density is 254.71 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

3,174

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

59.5

Median Age

42.63 / 57.37%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,594

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$62,422.02

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools around Peterborough, NH

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The following schools are within or nearby Peterborough. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Peterborough Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
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