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Alstead is a town in Cheshire County, in the Keene metro area.
The community was named for Johann Heinrich Alsted, encyclopedist
The latitude of Alstead is 43.148N. The longitude is -72.361W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,381 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,944.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alstead demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cheshire County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03608 ZIP code.
8% of Alstead residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alstead ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alstead was $20,444, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Alstead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alstead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $880.
Libraries in Alstead include Shedd-Porter Memorial Library ... View libraries
Cheshire County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alstead political report.
The average commute time for Alstead workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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