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Alexandria, NH


alexandria New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Alexandria Board of Selectmen
Jennifer Dostie, Administrative Assistant
47 Washburn Road
Alexandria, NH 03222
Telephone (603) 744-3220
Fax (603) 744-9461
E-mail alexandrianh@metrocast.net
Web Site www.alexandrianh.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 11 am - 6 pm, Meeting: Tuesday, 6 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 9, 17

Incorporated: 1782
Origin: First granted in 1753, this town was most likely named for Alexandria, Virginia, the site of the first American governor's conference. In 1755, five colonial governors met in Alexandria to decide upon action to be taken against the French, who had established a string of forts and trading posts nearly surrounding the colonies. The result of the conference was a declaration of war against the French and their Indian allies. Alexandria, New Hampshire, was the birthplace of Luther C. Ladd, famous as the first enlisted soldier to lose his life in the Civil War.
Villages and Place Names: South Alexandria
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 298 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Alexandria totaled 1,243 over 53 years, from 370 in 1960 to 1,613 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 66 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 52 and 26 percent increases over the previous two decades. The 2013 Census estimate for Alexandria was 1,613 residents, which ranked 157th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 37.0 persons per square mile of land area. Alexandria contains 43.5 square miles of land area and 0.08 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,567,081
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $3,106,411
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Library; Conservation
Public Library Haynes

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Commercial
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 21 miles 25
Lakes Region General, Laconia 24 miles 88

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSHN; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary - paper & metal
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.26
2013 Equalization Ratio 103.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.62
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other9.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 960
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 798
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 66
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 96
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 1,606 89,181
2010 1,613 89,118
2000 1,334 81,826
1990 1,173 74,998
1980 706 65,806
1970 466 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   929 Female:   888
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 202
Age 5 to 19 319
Age 20 to 34 303
Age 35 to 54 584
Age 55 to 64 197
Age 65 and over 212
Median Age 39.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 15.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $22,244
Median family income $60,625
Median household income $58,171
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $41,813
Female $32,426
Individuals below the poverty level 7.8%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 776 833
Employed 750 793
Unemployed 26 40
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 4.8%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 17 15
Average Weekly Wage $668 $683
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 9 58
Average Weekly Wage $466 $804
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 26 73
Average Weekly Wage $602 $778
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 20 27
Average Weekly Wage $368 $336
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 45 100
Average Weekly Wage $501 $660

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 24
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
JPS Industries Pollution control 6 1986
Carroll Concrete Concrete 3 1986
Cantara's Auto Body Auto body repair 3 1980
Northern Lakes Snowmobile sales 3 1980

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 104
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, Bristol
Runway 1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 42 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 58 miles
Portland, ME 97 miles
Boston, MA 108 miles
New York City, NY 313 miles
Montreal, Quebec 231 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 14.4%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 1.3%
Worked at home 4.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 15.9%
Commuting to another NH community 78.7%
Commuting out-of-state 5.4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
   
Other: State Park; Newfound Lake; AMC Cardigan Lodge

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/20/2014

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