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Brookline, NH

brookline New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Brookline
PO Box 360
Brookline, NH 03033-0360
Telephone (603) 673-8855
Fax (603) 673-8136
E-mail town@brookline.nh.us
Web Site www.brookline.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 2 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 12
State Representative Hillsborough County District 26

Incorporated: 1769
Origin: This town was originally part of the 1637 Dunstable grant and settled as West Hollis. Many early settlers were from nearby Massachusetts towns that had been affected when the current Massachusetts-New Hampshire border was established in 1741. In 1769, Governor John Wentworth granted the town as Raby, in honor of his cousin, fourth Earl of Strafford and Baron of Raby Castle, in County Durham, England. In 1798 the town was reincorporated as Brookline by the New Hampshire legislature at the suggestion of a leading citizen and landowner who was from Brookline, Massachusetts.
Villages and Place Names: North Brookline, South Brookline, West Brookline
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 338 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Brookline's population grew more than six times larger over 53 years, with the largest decennial increase occurring between 1990 and 2000, when it grew by 75 percent. Population change totaled 4,228 over 53 years, from 795 in 1960 to 5,023 in 2013. The 2013 Census estimate for Brookline was 5,023 residents, which ranked 69th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 252.2 persons per square mile of land area. Brookline contains 19.9 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $4,041,900
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $17,364,931
Zoning Ordinance 1968/10
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectboard; Library; Cemetery; Assessors
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Brookline Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 13 miles 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 13 miles 144

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.63
2013 Equalization Ratio 97.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.75
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,722
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,774
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 41
Five or More Units in Structure 10
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
Total Population Community County
2013 5,023 402,979
2010 4,991 400,721
2000 4,211 382,384
1990 2,411 336,549
1980 1,766 276,608
1970 1,167 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    2,598 Female:    2,425
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 219
Age 5 to 19 1,264
Age 20 to 34 576
Age 35 to 54 1,920
Age 55 to 64 707
Age 65 and over 337
Median Age 41.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 44.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $39,540
Median family income $112,750
Median household income $105,255
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $84,931
Female $50,295
Individuals below the poverty level 2.2%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,413 2,816
Employed 2,318 2,665
Unemployed 95 151
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 5.4%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 507 147
Average Weekly Wage $815 $1,097
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 172 239
Average Weekly Wage $684 $919
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 678 386
Average Weekly Wage $782 $987
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 179 194
Average Weekly Wage $395 $650
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 857 580
Average Weekly Wage $701 $874

Schools students attend: Brookline operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are part of Hollis/Brookline Cooperative (Brookline, Hollis) SAU 41
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur H. Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS & Applied Technology Center, Milford; Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2
Grade Levels P K 1-6
Total Enrollment 601
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 114
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Franklin Pierce University; Rivier; Thomas More

Bingham Lumber Inc. Lumber 38 1969
Donovan Engineering Construction of process mechanical systems 35 1934
Superior Steel Fabricators Steel pre-fabrication 12 1992

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 13, 130
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exit 6; I-495 (MA), Exit 31
Distance 10 miles; 20 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway 6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 25 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 24 miles
Portland, ME 120 miles
Boston, MA 55 miles
New York City, NY 218 miles
Montreal, Quebec 284 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.0%
Other Means 1.6%
Worked at home 10.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 17.1%
Commuting to another NH community 66.9%
Commuting out-of-state 16.0%
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
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 06/20/14

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