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Rye is a town in Rockingham County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named for Rye, England.

The latitude of Rye is 43.013N. The longitude is -70.771W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,182.


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Median household income
Local
$63,152
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rye demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Pannaway
Pannaway Plantation, first settlement in the state, was established here in 1632

Site of a receiving station for the first Atlantic cable, laid in 1874

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Odiorne Point State Park, Wallis Sands State Beach, Jenness State Beach, Rye Harbor State Park
Historic sites and museums: Seacoast Science Center, Rye Town 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 Rye residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rye ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rye was $36,746, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Rye residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rye, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $803.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,561.


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

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

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The average commute time for Rye workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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