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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 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate 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 Hampshires 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 1,417 over 52 years, from 955 in 1960 to 2,372 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2012 Census estimate for Andover was 2,372 residents, which ranked 125th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 58.5 persons per square mile of land area. Andover contains 40.5 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $1,502,583
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012-2013 $4,448,386
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

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

UTILITIES
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.03
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.51
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.0%
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
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 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 49 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 29.0%

(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%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 1,261 1,318
Employed 1,218 1,252
Unemployed 43 66
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 5.0%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 91 79
Average Weekly Wage $636 $1,133
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 425 373
Average Weekly Wage $534 $690
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 516 452
Average Weekly Wage $552 $767
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 66 70
Average Weekly Wage $409 $644
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 582 522
Average Weekly Wage $536 $751
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 239 360
2013 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

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
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%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X 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
X Museums
Cinemas
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
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): Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee
   
Other: Historical Society Museum

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 06/04/13

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