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Brentwood, NH

brentwood New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Brentwood
Board of Selectmen
1 Dalton Road
Brentwood, NH 03833
Telephone (603) 642-6400 x10
Fax (603) 642-6310
E-mail selectmen@brentwoodnh.gov
Web Site www.brentwoodnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 8 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm, Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon - Sept through May

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 23
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 11, 33

Incorporated: 1742
Origin: Originally a parish of Exeter known as Brentwood Parish, in 1742 residents successfully petitioned for the right to maintain a meetinghouse and minister with public funds. About that same time, during the first year Benning Wentworth was governor, several older and overgrown New Hampshire towns were given authorization to divide into separate units. The name was probably taken from the English town of Brentwood, or Burnt Wood, so called because of a residential community established in an accidentally or deliberately burnt clearing in the king's forest.
Villages and Place Names: Brentwood Corners, Marshall Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 976 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Brentwood totaled 3,621 over 53 years, from 1,072 in 1960 to 4,693 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 2000 and 2010. Decennial percent change increases of 37, occurred three timesùfrom 1960 to 1970, from 1970 to 1980, and from 1990 to 2000. The 2013 Census estimate for Brentwood was 4,693 residents, which ranked 75th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 276.5 persons per square mile of land area. Brentwood contains 17.0 square miles of land area and 0.0 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $3,388,426
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $12,142,299
Zoning Ordinance 1952/08
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Commission
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Library; Budget
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Mary E. Bartlett Memorial

Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Full-time & On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 7 miles 99

Electric Supplier PSNH; Exeter & Hampton; NH Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
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) $23.88
2013 Equalization Ratio 99.1
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.97
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings81%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,247
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,133
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 31
Five or More Units in Structure 5
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 78
Total Population Community County
2013 4,584 297,820
2010 4,486 295,223
2000 3,228 278,748
1990 2,363 246,744
1980 2,004 190,345
1970 1,468 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,441 Female:   2,014
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 95
Age 5 to 19 1,225
Age 20 to 34 569
Age 35 to 54 1,667
Age 55 to 64 432
Age 65 and over 467
Median Age 41.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 40.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $35,815
Median family income $112,019
Median household income $106,023
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $72,756
Female $53,100
Individuals below the poverty level 6.9%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,602 2,124
Employed 1,526 2,009
Unemployed 76 115
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 5.4%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 161 327
Average Weekly Wage $781 $1,229
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 570 967
Average Weekly Wage $806 $785
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 732 1,293
Average Weekly Wage $801 $898
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 780 740
Average Weekly Wage $612 $774
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,511 2,033
Average Weekly Wage $703 $852

Schools students attend: Brentwood operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham, Exeter) SAU 16
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter Region: 18
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 346 48
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 94
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

NEI Asphalt commercial roofing 115
Difeo Oil Co., Inc. Fuel oil, propane 25 1998
Bayside Distribution ORS Beer distributor 65
Rockingham County Court House County courthouse & registry of deeds 100+
Stratham Tire Tire warehouse, retail sales & headquarters 30 2001
Brentwood Machine Tool sales 14
Highland Hardwood Specialty lumber 28
United Machine Machine shop 39 1979
Rockingham County Home & Jail Nursing home & correctional facility 690
The Provider Student transportation 115

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 27, 101, 107, 111A, 125
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exits 1 - 2
Distance 13 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton Airfield
Runway 2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 26 miles
Portland, ME 77 miles
Boston, MA 50 miles
New York City, NY 255 miles
Montreal, Quebec 282 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.1%
Public transportation 1.8%
Walked 1.7%
Other Means 2%
Worked at home 7.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 17.9%
Commuting to another NH community 63.3%
Commuting out-of-state 18.8%
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
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 Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Municipal Trail System

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

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