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Brookfield, NH

brookfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Brookfield
Richard Zacher, Chairman
267 Wentworth Road
Brookfield, NH 03872
Telephone (603) 522-3688
Fax (603) 522-6245
E-mail selectmen@brookfieldnh.org
Web Site www.brookfieldnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: last Saturday of month, 9 am -12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 11 am - 6 pm, Tuesday, 8:30 am - 1 pm, last Saturday of month, 9 am - 12 noon; Administrative Assistant: Wednesday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Building Inspector, Office Assistant: Thursday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Assessor Clerk: Friday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Wolfeboro, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 5, 8

Incorporated: 1794
Origin: Settled in 1726 by Scotch-Irish immigrants while still under Massachusetts rule, this territory was part of a planned grant named Coleraine, after the Irish town of the same name. The grant was never authorized, and the settlement became part of Middleton. In 1785 residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield, probably after a town of the same name in Massachusetts. The area was popular with farmers because of its fertile ground.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 504 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Brookfield totaled 641 over 54 years, from 145 in 1960 to 786 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 94 percent, a numeric increase of 187. The 2014 Census estimate for Brookfield was 786 residents, which ranked 202nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 34.4 persons per square mile of land area. Brookfield contains 22.9 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $941,579
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $1,249,198
Zoning Ordinance 1961/10
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Auditors; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; ZBA; Heritage; Agriculture; Webmaster; Cable
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Wakefield PD
Fire Department Wakefield FD
Emergency Medical Service Wakefield - Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 11 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop; Wolfeboro Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier 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
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $18.98
2015 Equalization Ratio 99.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.82
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings97.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 361
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 346
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 7
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 786 47,623
2010 712 47,818
2000 609 43,918
1990 520 35,526
1980 385 27,929
1970 198 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   406 Female:   380
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 26
Age 5 to 19 180
Age 20 to 34 81
Age 35 to 54 173
Age 55 to 64 147
Age 65 and over 179
Median Age 46.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,824
Median family income $71,000
Median household income $65,313
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $63,750
Female $43,750
Individuals below the poverty level 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 367 315
Employed 358 300
Unemployed 9 15
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 4.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 8
Average Weekly Wage n $873
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 7
Average Weekly Wage n $1,052
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 16 15
Average Weekly Wage $803 $952
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 6 0
Average Weekly Wage $150 $0
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 22 15
Average Weekly Wage $626 $952

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro) Region: 9
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Wolfeboro

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 109
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 7 miles; 40 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, RochesterRunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 66 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 63 miles
Portland, ME 53 miles
Boston, MA 95 miles
New York City, NY 302 miles
Montreal, Quebec 256 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 4.2%
Worked at home 3.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 11.4%
Commuting to another NH community 77.8%
Commuting out-of-state 10.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): King Pine, Abenaki
Other: Craft Fair; Town Clean Up Day; Hiking; Old Home Day; Frisbee Golf; Snow Tubing; Wolfeboro Parks & Rec

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/27/16

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