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Antrim, NH

antrim New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Antrim
Donna Hanson, Town Administrator
66 Main Street, PO Box 517
Antrim, NH 03440
Telephone (603) 588-6785
Fax (603) 588-2969
E-mail antrimbiz@tds.net
Web Site www.antrimnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 12 noon, 5 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Peterborough, NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 1, 38

Incorporated: 1777
Origin: Though settled prior to the Revolution, this community was not incorporated as Antrim until 1777. It was originally part of the Society Land, or Cumberland, named for the Duke of Cumberland, who was King George II's son and commander of English troops in the war with France. This large tract of land adjacent to Mount Monadnock had been set aside by the Portsmouth Proprietors for private estates. The land was later purchased by Philip Riley, who named the town for County Antrim in Ireland, his native home. Nathaniel Hawthorne College was established in Antrim in 1962; the school closed in 1988.
Villages and Place Names: Antrim Center, Clinton Village, Loverens Mill, North Branch
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 528 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Antrim totaled 1,518 over 53 years, from 1,121 in 1960 to 2,639 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1960 and 1970; the other four decades in this period had population increases under ten percent. The 2013 Census estimate for Antrim was 2,639 residents, which ranked 116th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 74.0 persons per square mile of land area. Antrim contains 35.7 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $4,005,544
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $2,782,003
Zoning Ordinance 1974/14
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; ZBA
Public Library James A. Tuttle

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 12 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Antrim Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.00
2014 Equalization Ratio 98.8
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.11
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,338
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,080
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 137
Five or More Units in Structure 97
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 24
Total Population Community County
2013 2,639 402,979
2010 2,637 400,721
2000 2,455 382,384
1990 2,350 336,549
1980 2,208 276,608
1970 2,122 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   1,256 Female:   1,383
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 101
Age 5 to 19 593
Age 20 to 34 325
Age 35 to 54 928
Age 55 to 64 259
Age 65 and over 433
Median Age 44.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 27,225
Median family income 75,161
Median household income 64,224
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 50,875
Female 35,250
Individuals below the poverty level 10.2%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 1,273 1,376
Employed 1,233 1,322
Unemployed 40.0 54
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 3.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 60 48
Average Weekly Wage $640 $690
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 316 235
Average Weekly Wage $450 $574
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 377 283
Average Weekly Wage $480 $593
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 46 48
Average Weekly Wage $483 $857
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 422 331
Average Weekly Wage $481 $632
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Contoocook Valley Cooperative (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple) SAU 1
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center Region: 14
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8
Total Enrollment 160 247
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 48
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England

Brailsford Manufacturer of electric meters 25 2002
Town of Antrim Municipal services 22 1777
Rymes Heating Oils, Inc. Heating oil/propane delivery & service 15 1969
Landsite Corp Construction 12 1997
Antrim Marketplace Convenience store 10 2003
T-Bird Mini-Mart & Dunkin Donuts Convenience store & donut shop 10 1985
Edmunds Hardware Hardware 9 1955
Antrim Lumber Lumber sales 8 1960
Robblee Tree Service Tree care 6 2000
Laconia Savings Bank Banking services 6 1990
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 9, 31, 123
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
Distance 21 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway 3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 32 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 44 miles
Portland, ME 136 miles
Boston, MA 94 miles
New York City, NY 248 miles
Montreal, Quebec 257 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 1.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 15.1%
Commuting to another NH community 81.5%
Commuting out-of-state 3.4%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
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
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
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
Other: Willard Pond Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/15/15

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