Windham New Hampshire 55+ Communities
Windham, New Hampshire 03087
The Town of Windham is situated in the southeastern region of New Hampshire, just north of the Massachusetts border at Exit 3 of I-93.
Origin: This town was originally a parish of Londonderry, which was settled in 1719. Incorporated in 1741, Windham was the second town designated by Governer Benning Wentworth following the establishment of the New Hamphire-Massachusetts border. It was named for Sir Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont and Baron Cockermouth, who was a Member fo Parliament and Secretary of State when the Rockingham County government favored conciliation with the American colonies. Windham was the birthplace of Samuel Dinsmoor, Governor fo New Hampshire from 1831 to 1834.
Population: Year of the First Census Taken: 663 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population in Windham grew 11 times larger, and had the fifth highest percentage change. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 128 percent between 1960 and 1970. Population change totaled 13,245 over 57 years, from 1,317 in 1960 to 14,562 in 2017. The 2017 Census estimate for Windham was 14,562 residents, which ranked 20th among the New Hampshire’s incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 545.0 persons per square mile of land area. Windham contains 26.7 square mile of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.
Demographics: 2018 Tax Rate $23.29 per thousand, 2017 State Ratio 88% (estimated), 2017 Total Net Valuation $2,305,142,00. Acres in current use 1,188. Area is 27.2 square miles. Elevation is 225 feet. Mileage to Boston 37 miles, Manchester 21 miles.