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Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the river, an Algonquian term variously translated as Between water or beautiful river with pebbly bottom.

The latitude of Nashua is 42.765N. The longitude is -71.468W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 87,285.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$51,969
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nashua demographic reports
Nashua is near the confluence of the Nashua and Merrimack rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Dunstable
Established as a fur-trading post. Developed later as a mill town.

John F. Kennedy gave his first presidential campaign speech here in 1960.

Public transportation: Nashua Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Well-known residents have included:
· Mandy Moore, singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Chock Full o' Nuts, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Performing arts: Nashua Symphony Orchestra
Sports teams: Pride (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Nashua Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Daniel Webster College, Rivier College, New Hampshire Community Technical College-Nashua
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 97
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on July 4, 1911, at 106 degrees

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Nashua demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hillsborough County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nashua area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03060 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Nashua residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nashua ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nashua was $25,209, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Historic districts in Nashua include Nashville Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Nashua, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $673.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,339.


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Libraries in Nashua include Chandler Memorial Library & Ethnic Center, Nashua Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Nashua include Nashua Telegraph

TV stations in Nashua include WYCN-LP.

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Hillsborough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nashua political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Nashua workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Nashua between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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