Nashua, New Hampshire

Nashua: The most populous city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. It is located on the Merrimack River in southern New Hampshire. Nashua is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Nashua Historical Society and the Nashua Arts Festival.


Nashua is a city located in the county of Hillsborough in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Its population at the 2010 census was 86,494 and a population density of 1,053 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 89,167 inhabitants.

The city was created 277 years ago in 1745.

Nashua is located in southern New Hampshire, bordering Massachusetts. It was first settled in the 1600s as Dunstable, part of Massachusetts. Nashua broke away and officially became a city after the border between MA and NH was established.

Key Facts About Nashua

Population: Approximately 88,000 as of 2019

Economy: Major employers include Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, BAE Systems, and Hewlett Packard. Healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and technology drive Nashua's economy.

Geography: Nashua lies along the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers in the Merrimack Valley region. It covers over 31 square miles in area.

Things to Do in Nashua

Some top attractions and activities in Nashua include:

  • Mine Falls Park - Large park featuring hiking trails, boating on the Nashua River, and historic mill ruins.
  • Greeley Park - Downtown green space with gardens, a bandshell, and summer concerts.
  • Nashua River Rail Trail - Scenic trail following the river through Nashua and other nearby towns.
  • Indian Head Resort - Family-fun resort with nationally ranked mini-golf courses.
  • Pheasant Lane Mall - Major shopping mall in Nashua with 150+ stores and restaurants.

In summary, Nashua provides a small city atmosphere and historic New England charm just minutes from the Boston metro area.

Nashua locator map
Location of Nashua on New Hampshire map.

Quick Facts about Nashua

Population : 89,167 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Hampshire (United States)
County : Hillsborough County
Phone Area Codes : 603
Area : 82.18 km2
Altitude : 151 feet / 46 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1746 (277 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:51:41 (29th November 2023)
Postal code : 03060
Density : 1,085 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 3% (2010-2020)
Nashua NH Main Street 50 image
Nashua NH Main Street 50
Nashua NH Main Street 50 image


Nashua is located at 42°45'55"N 71°28'3"W (42.7653700, -71.4675700).

Nashua map

Nashua has 1 neighbours.

  • Londonderry Town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States of America


The population of Nashua increased by 3% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 86,494 - census
2011 86,809 0.36% estimation process
2012 86,927 0.14% estimation process
2013 87,324 0.45% estimation process
2014 87,651 0.37% estimation process
2015 88,271 0.7% estimation process
2016 88,648 0.43% estimation process
2017 88,990 0.38% estimation process
2018 88,871 -0.13% estimation process
2019 89,355 0.54% estimation process
2020 89,167 -0.21% estimation process

Nashua zip code is 03060. County name: Hillsborough, County fips: 33011

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People born in Nashua (98)

People born in Nashua, including politician H. A. Boucher, ice hockey player Mark Fayne, singer, songwriter, actress and voice actress Mandy Moore, .


  • Alvin Lucier (American composer of experimental music and sound installations) he was born in 14/05/1931
  • Antoni Naumczyk (Polish priest) he was born in 01/01/1925
  • Randy Harrison (American actor) he was born in 02/11/1977
  • Judd Gregg (American politician) he was born in 14/02/1947
  • Walter Long (American actor (1879-1952)) he was born in 05/03/1879
  • Ray LaMontagne (American singer-songwriter) he was born in 18/06/1973
  • Walter R. Peterson (American politician (1922-2011)) he was born in 19/09/1922
  • Kirk Carlsen (American racing cyclist) he was born in 25/05/1987
  • Hugh Gregg (American politician (1917-2003)) he was born in 22/11/1917
  • Jay Heaps (American soccer player and basketball player) he was born in 02/08/1976
  • Jeff Giuliano (American ice hockey player) he was born in 20/06/1979
  • Leonora Piper (Trance medium) she was born in 27/06/1857
  • Shepard Stone (American journalist) he was born in 31/03/1908
  • Rosaire Dion-Lévesque (French journalist and writer (1900-1974)) he was born in 26/11/1900
  • Sean Murphy (American comic book artist) he was born in 01/01/1980
  • Chris Romano (American actor) he was born in 02/02/1978
  • Kendall Reyes (American football player) he was born in 26/09/1989
  • Caitlin Yankowskas (American pair skater) she was born in 06/05/1990

Schools in Nashua

College & universities near Nashua, NH

Code Name City ZIP
182652 Continental Academie of Hair Design-Hudson Hudson (NH) 03051
183248 St Joseph School of Nursing Nashua (NH) 03060
183211 Rivier University Nashua (NH) 03060
183035 New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts Hudson (NH) 03051
490382 Harmony Health Care Institute Merrimack (NH) 03054-0000

Stations (30)

Amtrak & bus stations near Nashua, NH

Code Name Address Type
NSH Nashua, NH 8 North Southwood Drive BUS
MHT Manchester, New Hampshire 119 Canal St. BUS
HHL Haverhill station Washington Street at Railroad Square RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL
NBT Newburyport, Massachusetts 90 Storey Avenue BUS

Post offices near Nashua

Post Office Name City ZIP
Nashua Post Office Nashua (NH) 03060
Hudson Mall Post Office Hudson (NH) 03051
Hudson Post Office Hudson (NH) 03051
Nashua South Post Office Nashua (NH) 03060
Tyngsbor Post Office Tyngsboro (MA) 01879

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  • Nashua , Iowa city in Chickasaw and Floyd counties in Iowa, United States with a population of 1,571 people.
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  • Nashua , Minnesota city in Minnesota, United States with a population of 66 people.

Other cities in Hillsborough County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Hillsborough County , NH. (more)

City Name Population Title
Manchester 112,546 The most populous city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
City of Manchester 109,565 The most populous city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Merrimack 27,452 River in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, United States
Hudson 25,620 Town in New Hampshire
Bedford 22,957 City in New Hampshire, USA
Goffstown 18,136 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Milford 16,515 Town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
Pelham 14,306 City in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Amherst 11,418 Town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
Weare 9,100 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Litchfield 8,658 Town in Connecticut, United States
Hollis 8,123 Town in Oklahoma
Peterborough 6,743 Town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States of America
New Boston 5,941 City in Texas, United States
Brookline 5,495 Town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
New Ipswich 5,429 Town in New Hampshire

Distance to Other Cities

Nashua distances to largest New Hampshire cities