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Jaffrey is a town in Cheshire County, in the Keene metro area.

The community was named after George Jaffrey, landholder

The latitude of Jaffrey is 42.813N. The longitude is -72.023W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,076 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,476.


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Median household income
Local
$45,033
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jaffrey demographic reports
Jaffrey is at the base of Grand Monadnock Mountain
Former and merged names include:
· Monadnock Number Two
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Setting for "Amos Fortune: Free Man," biography by Elizabeth Yates, Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Monadnock"
Well-known residents have included:
· Willa Cather, author
Nearby parks & recreation: Monadnock State Park
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.)

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6% of Jaffrey residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jaffrey ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jaffrey was $21,412, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Jaffrey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Jaffrey include Jaffrey Center Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Jaffrey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $478.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,043.


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Libraries in Jaffrey include Jaffrey Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Jaffrey workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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