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Barnstead, NH


barnstead New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Barnstead Board of Selectmen
James Barnard, Chair
PO Box 11
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
Telephone (603) 269-4071
Fax (603) 269-4072
E-mail barntownhall@metrocast.net
Web Site www.barnstead.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Selectmen: Tuesday, 8:30 am - 7 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, 11:30 am - 7 pm

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 6
State Representative Belknap County Districts 7, 8

Incorporated: 1727
Origin: Granted in 1727, this community was one of several established to deal with rapidly expanding population in the seacoast area. A majority of new settlers came from either Barnstable on Cape Cod or Hampstead on Long Island, and the name Barnstead is a conjunction of the two. Barnstead Parade, the town's central highway, was located on the Province Road which ran between Portsmouth and the Governor's summer house in Wolfeboro.
Villages and Place Names: Barnstead Parade, Center Barnstead, South Barnstead, North Barnstead
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 807 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Barnstead totaled 3,747 over 53 years, from 850 in 1960 to 4,597 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 105 percent, more than doubling the population in those ten years. The 2013 Census estimate for Barnstead was 4,597 residents, which ranked 77th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 107.1 persons per square mile of land area. Barnstead contains 42.9 square miles of land area and 2.0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $3,587,936
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012-2013 $11,480,078
Zoning Ordinance 1971/11
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Fire & Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Library; Checklist
Appointed:Zoning; Parks & Recreation; Conservation
Public Library Oscar Foss Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 21 miles 237
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 19 miles 82

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private; Locke Lake Colony; Pennichuck
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Northern NE; TDS
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
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.50
2013 Equalization Ratio 109
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.52
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,343
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,264
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 8
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 71
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 4,607 60,327
2010 4,593 60,088
2000 3,914 56,576
1990 3,105 49,294
1980 2,292 42,884
1970 1,119 32,367
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,326 Female:   2,260
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 396
Age 5 to 19 885
Age 20 to 34 779
Age 35 to 54 1,362
Age 55 to 64 594
Age 65 and over 570
Median Age 38.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $26,875
Median family income $72,098
Median household income $66,458
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $46,797
Female $34,531
Individuals below the poverty level 3.6%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,371 2,511
Employed 2,285 2,384
Unemployed 86 127
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 5.1%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 113 21
Average Weekly Wage $596 $659
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 160 143
Average Weekly Wage $386 $498
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 272 163
Average Weekly Wage $473 $518
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 141 160
Average Weekly Wage $454 $654
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 413 324
Average Weekly Wage $466 $585

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Barnstead operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are jointly managed with Alton (JMA) SAU 86
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 497
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 82
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; Franklin Pierce Law

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Barnstead Elementary School/SAU 86 Education/administrative 106
Barnstead Country Store Convenience store 17 1988
Bosco Bell Convenience store, gas 14
Town of Barnstead Municipal services 96
JJ Goodwin's Restaurant 8 1997
Barton's Lumber Lumber Yard 6
OSG Outdoor games, paintball 14 1991
Blueberry Station Convenience store, gas 7 2005
Barnstead Business Park Auto/small engine repair and Pallet Construction Co. 7 2013
Hampstead Stage Company Theatre group 28

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 28, 107, 126
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 15
Distance 21 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 36 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 31 miles
Portland, ME 69 miles
Boston, MA 82 miles
New York City, NY 295 miles
Montreal, Quebec 269 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.3%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 0%
Other Means 1.2%
Worked at home 2.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 41.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 10.5%
Commuting to another NH community 85.5%
Commuting out-of-state 4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
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
Museums
Cinemas
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Outdoor Hockey; Outdoor Skating Rink; Outdoor Basketball Courts

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/29/2014

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