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Concord is a city in Merrimack County.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community was named for the peaceful settlement of a border dispute with Massachusetts.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Hampshire named Concord. For links to other places called Concord, NH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Concord is 43.208N. The longitude is -71.538W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 272 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 41,823.


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Median household income
Local
$42,447
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Concord demographic reports
Concord is on the Merrimack River.
Once a stagecoach-manufacturing center
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Christa McAuliffe, teacher who died aboard the space shuttle Challenger
· President Franklin Pierce
· Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science movement
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Market Days and Summer Music Festival - July 18-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Concord web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Granite State Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: White Park
Historic sites and museums: Museum of New Hampshire History, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
Colleges and universities: Franklin Pierce Law Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 102
Quotes:
By and large, Concord is a government town, with quiet state employees.
-- An American Notebook
Philip Hamburger

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Concord demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Merrimack 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 03301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Concord residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Concord ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Concord was $21,976, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Concord residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Concord festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Concord include Concord Civic District, Concord Historic District, Downtown Concord Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Concord, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $577.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,150.


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Libraries in Concord include Concord Public Library, New Hampshire State Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Concord include Concord Monitor

TV stations in Concord include WPXG.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEVO.

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Politics

Merrimack County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Concord political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Concord workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Concord between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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~ An American Notebook
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