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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 Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
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 3,526 over 54 years, from 1,072 in 1960 to 4,598 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 2000 and 2010. Decennial percent change increases of 37, occurred three times´┐Żfrom 1960 to 1970, from 1970 to 1980, and from 1990 to 2000. The 2014 Census estimate for Brentwood was 4,598 residents, which ranked 77th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 270.9 persons per square mile of land area. Brentwood contains 17.0 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $3,793,015
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $5,157,135
Zoning Ordinance 1952/15
Master Plan 2013
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

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

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.20
2015 Equalization Ratio 97.0
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.82
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,400
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,278
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 43
Five or More Units in Structure 29
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 50
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 4,598 297,702
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   2,507 Female:   2,091
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 159
Age 5 to 19 1,204
Age 20 to 34 548
Age 35 to 54 1,557
Age 55 to 64 641
Age 65 and over 489
Median Age 42.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 46.4%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,591
Median family income $118,631
Median household income $101,840
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $75,500
Female $57,689
Individuals below the poverty level 7.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,631 2,496
Employed 1,553 2,412
Unemployed 78 84
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 3.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 218 328
Average Weekly Wage $765 $1,101
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 614 1,004
Average Weekly Wage $817 $807
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 832 1,332
Average Weekly Wage $803 $880
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 814 735
Average Weekly Wage $685 $791
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,646 2,067
Average Weekly Wage $745 $848

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 1-12 PG
Total Enrollment 328 47
2016 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

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
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

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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 AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 32 miles
Portland, ME 75 miles
Boston, MA 50 miles
New York City, NY 249 miles
Montreal, Quebec 281 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.2%
Public transportation 1.9%
Walked 2.4%
Other Means 2.4%
Worked at home 10.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 19.3%
Commuting to another NH community 60.9%
Commuting out-of-state 19.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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