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Andover, NH

andover New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Andover
Marjorie Roy, Town Administrator
PO Box 61
Andover, NH 03216
Telephone (603) 735-5332
Fax (603) 735-6975
E-mail tadmin@townofandover.org
Web Site http://andover.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, 9 am - 2 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 1, 25

Incorporated: 1779
Origin: According to the Topographical and Historical Sketch of the Town of Andover published in 1822 by Jacob B. Moore, Andover was originally called New Breton in honor of those brave men who achieved the capture of Cape Breton in 1745. Most of the original grantees were out of this expedition. The regimental surgeon, Dr. Anthony Emery, was a college friend of John Phillips, founder of the Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts, completed in 1779. The town was incorporated as Andover in that same year. Andover, New HampshireÆs first private school, as referenced in John R. Eastman's History of Andover, NH 1751-1906, was started in 1822 and closed in 1828; another was started in 1848 and became Proctor Academy.
Villages and Place Names: Cilleyville, East Andover, Potter Place, West Andover, Halcyon Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 645 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Andover totaled 1,411 over 53 years, from 955 in 1960 to 2,366 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2013 Census estimate for Andover was 2,366 residents, which ranked 126th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 58.9 persons per square mile of land area. Andover contains 40.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,855,331
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $4,615,958
Zoning Ordinance 1974/10
Master Plan 1992
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning/Zoning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Cemetery; Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning
Public Library Andover Public; William Adams Batchelder

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full, part-time, & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 11 miles 25
Franklin Regional, Franklin 12 miles 25

Electric Supplier PSHN; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Andover Village District
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.75
2013 Equalization Ratio 108.8
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.83
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings87.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,168
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,065
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 50
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 53
Total Population Community County
2013 2,372 146,761
2010 2,371 146,445
2000 2,114 136,716
1990 1,880 120,618
1980 1,587 98,302
1970 1,138 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,185 Female:   1,318
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 126
Age 5 to 19 338
Age 20 to 34 373
Age 35 to 54 724
Age 55 to 64 462
Age 65 and over 480
Median Age 48.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90%
Bachelor's degree or higher 29%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,797
Median family income $76,654
Median household income $70,583
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $49,831
Female $37,581
Individuals below the poverty level 8.3%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,244 1,309
Employed 1,198 1,247
Unemployed 46 62
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 4.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 78 92
Average Weekly Wage $663 $971
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 450 376
Average Weekly Wage $532 $706
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 528 468
Average Weekly Wage $551 $758
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 65 73
Average Weekly Wage $455 $649
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 593 541
Average Weekly Wage $540 $743

Schools students attend: Andover operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 46
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Agricultural Programs, Tilton Region: 8
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 236 355
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 161
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region; NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Plymouth State University

Proctor Academy Private school 150 1848
Andover Elementary School Education 48 1800
RP Johnson & Son Hardware, building supplies 32 FT/4 PT 1901
Continental Machine Production machine shop 33 1970

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 4A, 11
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 11
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
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 46 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 40 miles
Portland, ME 133 miles
Boston, MA 91 miles
New York City, NY 296 miles
Montreal, Quebec 223 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.4%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 5.8%
Other Means 4.7%
Worked at home 6.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 27.1%
Commuting to another NH community 70.3%
Commuting out-of-state 2.6%
X Municipal Parks
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
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
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): Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee
Other: Historical Society Museum

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/21/2014

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