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Welcome to Plaistow ...

Plaistow is located in Rockingham County<1>.

The location of Plaistow has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Plaistow has a population of 7,711 people<3> (see below for details).

Plaistow is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Plaistow is located in the (603) area code.

Websites for Plaistow ...

Official Website: www.plaistow.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plaistow had an population of 7,711 people. This is an increase of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plaistow had a population of 7,609 people. This makes Plaistow the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Plaistow represents 0.58% of the total population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 39th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,609 people, the population of Plaistow decreased 1.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,747 people).

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

Communities near Plaistow ...

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

  • Lowell [Middlesex County]
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    • Lowell [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Plaistow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Plaistow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<6>
  • Lawrence [Essex County]
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    • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Plaistow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
  • Methuen [Essex County]
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    • Methuen [Essex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Plaistow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Andover [Essex County]
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      • Andover [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Plaistow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
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    • Derry [Rockingham County]
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      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Plaistow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<6>
    • North Andover [Essex County]
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      • North Andover [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Plaistow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Andover
    • Dracut [Middlesex County]
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      • Dracut [Middlesex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Plaistow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,423 people
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    • Tewksbury [Middlesex County]
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      • Tewksbury [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Plaistow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,970 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tewksbury
    • Salem [Rockingham County]
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      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Plaistow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<6>

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 Plaistow. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plaistow.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plaistow. 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 Plaistow.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plaistow ...

Looking for more information about Plaistow? 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 Plaistow, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Plaistow.

Adding Plaistow to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plaistow was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plaistow on our Genealogy Page.

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About Rockingham County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Plaistow: www.plaistow.com/

The official website for Rockingham County: www.co.rockingham.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

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>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plaistow.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plaistow - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plaistow) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plaistow. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlaistowOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plaistow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8365, Longitude: -71.0948       In this case, the coordinates for Plaistow have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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