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Barnstead is a town in Belknap County, in the Laconia metro area.
The community was named for the first syllable of Barnstable, MA, and the second syllable of Hampstead, NY
The latitude of Barnstead is 43.333N. The longitude is -71.293W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 522 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,886.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Barnstead demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Belknap County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03218 ZIP code.
5% of Barnstead residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barnstead ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barnstead was $19,773, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Barnstead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Barnstead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $588. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,037.
Belknap County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Barnstead political report.
The average commute time for Barnstead workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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