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Welcome to Northwood ...

Northwood is located in Rockingham County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Northwood, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Northwood has a population of 4,313 people<2> (see below for details).

Northwood is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Northwood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Northwood: (603)

The ZIP code for Northwood: 03261<4>

Websites for Northwood ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Northwood had an population of 4,313 people. This is an increase of 1.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Northwood had a population of 4,241 people. This makes Northwood the county's 28th most populous community.

The population of Northwood represents 0.32% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,241 people, the population of Northwood increased 16.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,640 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Northwood.

Communities Also Named Northwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 47 communities that are also named Northwood - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (2), Indiana (7), Iowa, Maryland (3), Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey (2), New York, North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Ohio (5), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (5), Utah and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Northwood.

Communities near Northwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Northwood.

  • Concord
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Dover
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Rochester
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Durham
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Durham is located in Strafford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,441 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Durham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham <5>
  • Exeter
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Hooksett
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Somersworth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Somersworth is located in Strafford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
    • Former names for Somersworth:
    • Great Falls
    • Summersworth
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Somersworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth <5>
  • Raymond
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Raymond is located in Rockingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,573 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Raymond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond <5>
  • Barrington
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Newmarket
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Northwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Northwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Northwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Northwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Northwood. See our Newspapers Page for Northwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northwood ...

Looking for more information about Northwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Northwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Northwood.

Adding Northwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Northwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Northwood was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Northwood on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Northwood.

The official website for Northwood:

The official website for Rockingham County:

The official website for State of New Hampshire:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Rockingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Northwood.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Northwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Northwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Northwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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