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Atkinson, New Hampshire

  •   State: 
    New Hampshire
    Rockingham County
      County FIPS: 
    42°50′18″N 71°08′49″W
      Area total: 
    11.4 sq mi (29.4 km²)
      Area land: 
    11.2 sq mi (28.9 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.2 sq mi (0.5 km²)
    302 ft (92 m)
    1767; Incorporated 1767
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    635 residents per square mile of area (245.3/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 

Atkinson is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,087 at the 2020 census. The highest point in Atkinson is Hog Hill north of the town center, at 430 feet (130 m) above sea level. Atkinson is drained to the west by tributaries of the Spicket River and to the east by the Little River, both south-flowing tributary of the Merrimack River. The town is home to Atkinson Academy, the second-oldest co-educational school in the country, founded as a boys' school in 1787 by Reverend Stephen Peabody. In 2011 the New Hampshire Scenic and Cultural Byways program named 3.74 miles (6.02 km) of Main Street the "Stage Coach Byway" The town has a total area of 11.4 square miles (29.4 km²), of which 11.2 sq miles (28.9 km²) are land and 0.2sq miles (0.5km²) is water, comprising 1.61% of the Town of Atkinson. At the 2010 census, the town had a population of 6,178 people, with 2,317 households, and 1,777 families residing in the town. The median income in town was $69,729, and the median income for a family was $77,631. About 2.3% of families were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2 of those over 65.


Atkinson Academy was founded as a boys' school in 1787. It began admitting girls in 1791. The school building burned to the ground in 1802, and was rebuilt in 1803 at a cost of $2,500. The Kimball House Museum occupies a structure that was built in 1772 by the Reverend Stephen Peabody. In April 1907, Rev. Joseph A. Kimball, a summer resident, purchased the building from the Maddocks family in order to create a library for the town. Atkinson celebrated its 250th anniversary Labor Day weekend 2017. The book Atkinson Then and Now can be purchased at the Atkinson Public Library on Academy Avenue. It can be read about in the book Atkinson then and now, which can be bought at the library on Academy Ave, or at


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.4 square miles (29.4 km²) The highest point in Atkinson is Hog Hill north of the town center, at 430 feet (130 m) above sea level. In 2011 the New Hampshire Scenic and Cultural Byways program named 3.74 miles (6.02 km) of Main Street the "Stage Coach Byway" The town is drained to the west by tributaries of the Spicket River and to the east by the Little River, both south-flowing tributary of the Merrimack River. The town's nearest city is Derry, New Hampshire, which has a population of 2,816. The nearest state town is Haverhill, Massachusetts, with a population in the mid-twenties (2,817). The town has an area of 1.61 square miles, or 0.5 km², of which 0.2square miles (0.5km²) is water. It is located on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border and is located in the New England region of the U.S. states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. It has an estimated population of 1,788 (1.7 million people), or 1.7% of its total area. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I and II. The Town of Atkinson was named after the town of Atkinson, which was founded in 1864.


As of the census of 2000, there were 6,178 people, 2,317 households, and 1,777 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 97.62% White, 0.26% African American, 0,06% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.,21% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population. The town's population was spread out, with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 11. 4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there are 94.9 males. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08. the town's median income was $69,729, and the median income for a family was $77,631. The per capita income for the town is $30,412. About 2.3% of families and 3.3%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 4.5 percent of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over. The town is home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has one of the largest training centers in the state.


The nearest airport is ManchesterBoston Regional Airport along the border of Londonderry and Manchester. The nearest rail service is the Haverhill Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail at Haver Hill station in Massachusetts, which also serves as the Amtrak station. The town is served by two New Hampshire state routes, NH 111 and NH 121. It is located in the northern part of the state, between the towns of Hampstead and Plaistow. It also has a small section of the New Hampshire Turnpike, which runs through the center of the town and connects with the town of Windham to the southwest. It was also the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1864 and 1875. The name Atkinson is derived from the name of Atkinson, New Hampshire, where the town was once located. It has a population of about 1,000. The population of Atkinson was 1,200 at the beginning of the 19th century. The current population is about 2,000, with the majority of the population living in Hampstead. The majority of residents live in the north, with Hampstead, Windham, and PlAistow being the main areas of the city. The city's main street is NH 121, which connects Hampstead with the rest of New Hampshire. It runs from the north to the south, and ends in the Massachusetts town of Haver hill, where it connects to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's HaverHill Line.


Atkinson Public Schools are part of the Timberlane Regional School District. The district serves the communities of Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow and Sandown. Students in Atkinson attend Atkinson Academy (claimed to be the oldest co-educational school still standing in the United States), Timberlane regional Middle School, and Timberlane High School. The school district has five elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. It is the largest school district in the state, with a population of more than 10,000. It has been in existence since the early 1900s and is one of the oldest school districts in the U.S. It was founded by the town of Atkinson in the early 20th century. The current superintendent of the school district was elected in 2008. The superintendent is Timberlane Regional High School's first African-American headteacher. He was also the school's first black principal in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He has been the superintendent since 2008. He is the father of two children, both of whom are currently in the eighth grade. He also has a son and a daughter in the sixth grade. The high school is located in the community of Danville and serves students from all over the state. The elementary schools are located in Atkinson and Danville. The middle school is in Danville; the high school lies in the village of Sandown and is in the city of PlAistow. The sixth grade is in Sandown; the seventh grade is at Sandown, and the eighth grades are in Plaistsow.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire = 72.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Atkinson = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 7,087 individuals with a median age of 45.2 age the population grows by 6.37% in Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 635 residents per square mile of area (245.3/km²). There are average 2.6 people per household in the 2,526 households with an average household income of $82,078 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.70% of the available work force and has dropped -5.29% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.72%. The number of physicians in Atkinson per 100,000 population = 180.


The annual rainfall in Atkinson = 44.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 56.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 125. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire which are owned by the occupant = 84.75%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 28 years with median home cost = $245,920 and home appreciation of -7.56%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $20.47 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,144 per student. There are 12.3 students for each teacher in the school, 308 students for each Librarian and 227 students for each Counselor. 11.35% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 26.30% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.00% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Atkinson's population in Rockingham County, New Hampshire of 5,128 residents in 1900 has increased 1,38-fold to 7,087 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.09% female residents and 48.91% male residents live in Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

    As of 2020 in Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire are married and the remaining 31.90% are single population.

  • 33.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Atkinson require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    87.98% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 4.33% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.72% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.06% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 84.75% are owner-occupied homes, another 10.11% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.15% are vacant.

  • The 48.22% of the population in Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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