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Auburn, NH

auburn New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Auburn
William Herman, CPM, Town Administrator
PO Box 309
Auburn, NH 03032-0309
Telephone (603) 483-5052
Fax (603) 483-0518
E-mail townadmin@townofauburnnh.com
Web Site www.auburnnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 10 am - 7 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Manchester NH Metro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 14
State Representative Rockingham County District 4

Incorporated: 1845
Origin: This area was first settled in 1720 as part of Chester known as Chester Woods, Chester West Parish, or Long Meadow. It was not incorporated as Auburn until 1845. The name comes from The Deserted Village by English poet Oliver Goldsmith, as did Auburns in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. Auburn includes a large portion of Lake Massabesic, water supply for the city of Manchester and surrounding communities, once a popular resort area.
Villages and Place Names: Hooks Crossing, Severance
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 810 residents in 1850
Population Trends: Population change for Auburn totaled 3,866 over 53 years, from 1,292 in 1960 to 5,158 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 58 percent increase occurring between 1960 and 1970, followed by a 42 percent increase over each of the next two decades. The 2013 Census estimate for Auburn was 5,158 residents, which ranked 65th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 202.4 persons per square mile of land area. Auburn contains 25.5 square miles of land area and 3.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $5,209,155
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $12,648,056
Zoning Ordinance 1967/14
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Police; Trust Funds; Planning
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Budget; Recreation
Public Library Griffin Free Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 6 miles 279
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 9 miles 233

Electric Supplier PSHN; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities; Eastern; Viking
Water Supplier Manchester Water Works; private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Granite State
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) $19.59
2013 Equalization Ratio 99.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.33
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,914
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,757
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 107
Five or More Units in Structure 8
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 42
Total Population Community County
2013 5,082 297,820
2010 4,953 295,223
2000 4,706 278,748
1990 4,085 246,744
1980 2,883 190,345
1970 2,035 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,472 Female:   2,521
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 333
Age 5 to 19 1,058
Age 20 to 34 690
Age 35 to 54 1,568
Age 55 to 64 910
Age 65 and over 434
Median Age 41.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94%
Bachelor's degree or higher 32.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $36,070
Median family income $102,535
Median household income $94,275
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $71,224
Female $45,417
Individuals below the poverty level 2.6%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 3,001 3,094
Employed 2,875 2,969
Unemployed 126 125
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 553 486
Average Weekly Wage $853 $1,090
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 519 1,055
Average Weekly Wage $714 $804
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,072 1,541
Average Weekly Wage $786 $894
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 139 147
Average Weekly Wage $532 $698
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,211 1,689
Average Weekly Wage $757 $877

Schools students attend: Auburn operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Manchester or Pinkerton Academy (Derry) SAU 15
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 566
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 245
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Mount Washington College; UNH-Manchester; Southern NH University

Maine Drilling & Blasting Blasting, drilling contractor 82
Builders Insulation Company Insulation installation 45 1981
Heritage Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & heating repair 29
Daniels Equipment Commercial laundry equipment 27 1987
Green Mountain Explosives Explosives 25
ARC Inc. Painting 25 1950
NH Blacktop Sealers Construction 20 1992
Pelmac Security alarm 18 1987
Town of Auburn Municipal services 45
Auburn Village School Education 93

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 101, 121, 28 Bypass
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway 9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 11 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 8 miles
Portland, ME 91 miles
Boston, MA 56 miles
New York City, NY 261 miles
Montreal, Quebec 264 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.7%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 2.4%
Other Means 1.4%
Worked at home 4.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 13%
Commuting to another NH community 77.6%
Commuting out-of-state 9.4%
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Ice Skating Rink: Outdoor facility; Massabesic Audubon Center; Annual Duck Race; Town Fair; Auburn Historical Assn.

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/3/2014

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