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Brookline, NH


Brookline New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Brookline
Board of Selectmen
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, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 5
State Senate 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 52 years, with the largest decennial increase occurring between 1990 and 2000, when it grew by 75 percent. Population change totaled 4,247 over 52 years, from 795 in 1960 to 5,042 in 2012. The 2012 Census estimate for Brookline was 5,042 residents, which ranked 67th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 252.4 persons per square mile of land area. Brookline contains 19.8 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $4,054,329
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1968/10
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Assessors
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Brookline Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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 One Communications
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
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.50
2012 Equalization Ratio 117.2
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.58
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,652
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,610
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 30
Five or More Units in Structure 12
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 5,042 402,922
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,637 Female:   2,342
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 237
Age 5 to 19 1,333
Age 20 to 34 595
Age 35 to 54 1,798
Age 55 to 64 665
Age 65 and over 351
Median Age 41 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 43.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,653
Median family income $112,581
Median household income $102,785
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $83,010
Female $50,864
Individuals below the poverty level 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 2,394 2,761
Employed 2,281 2,624
Unemployed 113 137
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 5.0%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 321 152
Average Weekly Wage $985 $1,088
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 164 215
Average Weekly Wage $680 $1,132
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 485 366
Average Weekly Wage $882 $1,114
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 170 193
Average Weekly Wage $382 $646
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 655 560
Average Weekly Wage $752 $952
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 603
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 120
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Franklin Pierce University; Rivier; Thomas More

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 1.6%
Worked at home 8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 17.5%
Commuting to another NH community 57.8%
Commuting out-of-state 24.7%
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
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
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/06/13

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