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Peterborough is a town in Hillsborough County, in the Manchester-Nashua metro area.

The community was named for the Earl of Peterborough

The latitude of Peterborough is 42.870N. The longitude is -71.952W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 748 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,883.


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Median household income
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$47,381
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Peterborough demographic reports
Peterborough is on the Contoocook River
Home of the MacDowell Colony, which was founded in 1907 and continues to host writers, photographers and other artists. Those who worked at the colony include James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein
Site of the nation's first free, tax-supported library, established in 1833
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 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Thornton Wilder wrote much of his play, "Our Town" while living here
Performing arts: Monadnock Chorus and Orchestra, Peterborough Players
Nearby parks & recreation: Miller State Park, Edward MacDowell Lake, Shieling State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Peterborough Historical Society Museum
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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10% of Peterborough residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peterborough ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peterborough was $26,154, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of Peterborough residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Peterborough include MacDowell Colony ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Peterborough, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $611.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,266.


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Libraries in Peterborough include Peterborough Town Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Peterborough include Monadnock Ledger

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

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

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