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Allenstown, NH

allenstown New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Allenstown
Shaun Mulholland, Town Administrator
16 School Street
Allenstown, NH 03275
Telephone (603) 485-4276
Fax (603) 485-8669
E-mail smulholland@allenstownnh.gov
Web Site www.allenstownnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Thursday, 8 am - 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am - 5 pm, closed Friday

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 22, 29

Incorporated: 1831
Origin: First granted in 1721, Allenstown was named after Samuel Allen, governor of the province while still under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts just prior to 1700. A portion of Bow was annexed to the town in 1815, and a portion of Hooksett in 1853. The area was once known as excellent bear country, and a good hunting ground for wild geese and ducks. Allenstown is home to Bear Brook State Park, the largest developed state park in New Hampshire, according to the NH Division of Parks and Recreation. The park covers nearly 10,000 acres and offers historical museums along with recreational swimming, hiking, biking, camping, and fishing.
Villages and Place Names: Suncook, Blodgett
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 254 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Allenstown totaled 2,487 over 53 years, from 1,789 in 1960 to 4,276 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 53 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Allenstown was 4,276 residents, which ranked 89th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 208.9 persons per square mile of land area. Allenstown contains 20.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $5,938,531
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $9,756,468
Zoning Ordinance 1960/14
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Sewer; Library; Checklist; Trust Funds; Budget; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Allenstown Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 9 miles 237

Electric Supplier PSHN; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Pembroke Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.53
2013 Equalization Ratio 98.2
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.13
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings77.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings19.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,799
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 815
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 266
Five or More Units in Structure 339
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 379
Total Population Community County
2013 4,307 146,761
2010 4,322 146,445
2000 4,854 136,716
1990 4,710 120,618
1980 4,398 98,302
1970 2,732 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,025 Female:   2,339
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 223
Age 5 to 19 840
Age 20 to 34 882
Age 35 to 54 1,518
Age 55 to 64 408
Age 65 and over 493
Median Age 38.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 11.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $25,092
Median family income $65,019
Median household income $53,103
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $45,000
Female $33,750
Individuals below the poverty level 7.3%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,862 2,496
Employed 2,731 2,343
Unemployed 131 153
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 6.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 85 197
Average Weekly Wage $625 $656
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 332 379
Average Weekly Wage $424 $688
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 417 576
Average Weekly Wage $465 $677
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 158 159
Average Weekly Wage $525 $700
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 575 735
Average Weekly Wage $482 $682

Schools students attend: Allenstown operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pembroke SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 6-8 9-12 1-8
Total Enrollment 253 137 32 17
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 157
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Southern NH University; Mount Washington College; UNH-Manchester

Thomas Hodgson & Sons, Inc. Novelty yarns 70 1880
Suncook Business Park Offices 35
15 Retail Stores Retail merchandise
Tuff Crete Concrete 10 2000
Spruce Pond Camp Camping activities
Bear Brook Campground Camping
Mailways Distribution 10 2001

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 28
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 11
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway 6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 16 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 11 miles
Portland, ME 101 miles
Boston, MA 62 miles
New York City, NY 267 miles
Montreal, Quebec 255 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 91.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.2%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 2.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 10.2%
Commuting to another NH community 81.4%
Commuting out-of-state 8.4%
X Municipal Parks
X 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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
Other: Bear Brook State Park; Bear Brook Museum Complex

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/22/2014

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