Windham, New Hampshire

Windham, New Hampshire

Windham is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. It is about 15 miles south of Manchester and 34 miles north of Boston. As of the 2010 census, there were 13,592 people living in the town. Windham has a total area of 24.9 square miles and is situated on the Merrimack River.

The climate in Windham is typical for the region, with cold winters and warm summers. Snowfall can be heavy during the winter months while rainfall increases during spring and summer months. The average temperature in July is 79°F while the average temperature in January is 24°F.

Windham was first settled by Europeans in 1719 and was incorporated as a town in 1742. It was originally part of Londonderry Township, which was divided into two separate townships: Windham and Derry, which later became known as Salem and Londonderry respectively. The town’s economy traditionally revolved around agriculture but has since diversified to include retail stores, restaurants, manufacturing plants, technology companies, medical facilities and financial institutions.

The Windham School District serves over 4500 students from kindergarten through 12th grade with four elementary schools (K-5), one middle school (6-8) and one high school (9-12). There are also several private schools located within the town’s boundaries including Windham Christian Academy (K-8) and St Thomas Aquinas High School (9-12).

Windham is home to many historic landmarks including The Old Meeting House built in 1770 which served as a religious center for early settlers; The Old Town Hall built in 1828 which served as a community center until 1967; The Old Country Store built around 1820; The Homestead Farmstead built in 1815; The Rolfe House built around 1790; And many more! These landmarks provide an interesting insight into the history of this small New England town.

Windham, New Hampshire

Population: 10,709. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,721 (+18.8% change)
Males: 5,388 (50.3%), Females: 5,321 (49.7%)

Rockingham County

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $94,794
Median house value: $230,100

Races in Windham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (27.0%), Italian (17.3%), English (16.0%), French (10.8%), German (8.1%), French Canadian (7.9%).

Elevation: 200 feet


Windham, New Hampshire is a small town of approximately 14,000 people located in the southern part of the state. It is situated in the foothills of the White Mountains, providing stunning views and plenty of outdoor activities for its residents. The majority of Windham’s population is made up of families and young professionals looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The cost of living in Windham is generally low compared to other towns in New Hampshire. The median home price in Windham is $306,000, which is lower than the state average. Rent prices are also very reasonable with one-bedroom apartments renting for around $1,100 per month on average. Groceries and other essential items are also relatively inexpensive when compared to other towns in New Hampshire.

Windham has plenty to offer its residents with several parks and trails throughout town that provide opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and more. There are also several restaurants and shops within walking distance from most homes that offer a variety of cuisines and products at reasonable prices. Additionally, there are ample cultural attractions such as historical sites, performing arts centers and museums that allow visitors to explore Windham’s rich history and culture.

For population 25 years and over in Windham

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 47.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Windham town

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 72.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

3.7% Foreign born (1.2% Asia, 1.2% Europe, 0.8% North America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Windham:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Windham:

  • MANCHESTER (about 13 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: MHT)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 23 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 38 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)

Other public-use airports nearest to Windham:

  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 11 miles; METHUEN, MA; Abbreviation: MA2)
  • BOIRE FIELD (about 14 miles; NASHUA, NH; Abbreviation: ASH)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 15 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; Abbreviation: LWM)

Amtrak station near Windham:

  • 16 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE). Services: ticket office.

Colleges and Universities

According to educationvv, New Hampshire is home to the following higher educational institutes:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Windham:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 11 miles; LOWELL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,373)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 16 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,388)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,251)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,501)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; WALTHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,444)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; WALTHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,651)

Public primary/middle schools in Windham:

  • WINDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 112 LOWELL RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WINDHAM CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 2 LOWELL RD; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • GOLDEN BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 112 LOWELL RD; Grades: 01 – 02)
  • WINDHAM-PELHAM PRESCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 21 HAVERHILL RD; Grades: PK – PK)

Private primary/middle schools in Windham:

  • WINDHAM COOPERATIVE KINDERGRTN (Students: 102; Location: 89 RANGE ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • J.P. KIDS – COMPANY BLDG I (Students: 88; Location: 33 INDIAN ROCK RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MAGICAL BEGINNINGS (Students: 12; Location: 184 ROCKINGHAM ROAD; Grades: KG – KG)


Library in Windham:

  • NESMITH LIBRARY (Operating income: $494,272; Location: 8 FELLOWS ROAD; 53,272 books; 1,555 audio materials; 1,028 video materials; 202 serial subscriptions)