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

The community was named for Swansea, MA

The latitude of Swanzey is 42.869N. The longitude is -72.282W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 781 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,800.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$44,819
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Swanzey demographic reports
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Jumanji"
Local festivals include:
  • Cheshire Fair - July 31-Aug. 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Swanzey web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Carleton Bridge, Swanzey Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Swanzey demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cheshire 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 03446 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Swanzey residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Swanzey ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Swanzey was $20,150, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Swanzey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Swanzey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $488.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,069.


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

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The average commute time for Swanzey workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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