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Candia, NH


Candia New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Candia Selectmen's Office
Board of Selectmen
74 High Street
Candia, NH 03034
Telephone (603) 483-8101
Fax (603) 483-0252
E-mail info@candianh.org
Web Site www.candianh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Manchester NH Metro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 16
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 2, 32

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: First settled in 1748 as part of Chester, the town was originally called Charmingfare, probably because of its many parades, which are bridle paths winding through pleasant scenery. It was separated from Chester and named Candia in 1763 by Governor Benning Wentworth, possibly in memory of his sea travels as a Portsmouth trader following his graduation from Harvard in 1715. Candia was the name of the principal city of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Candia was the birthplace of poet, journalist, and publisher Sam Walter Foss.
Villages and Place Names: Bean Island, Candia Four Corners, East Candia, Candia Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,040 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Candia totaled 2,431 over 52 years, from 1,490 in 1960 to 3,921 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 50 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, a ten percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2012 Census estimate for Candia was 3,921 residents, ranking 96th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 128.9 persons per square mile of land area. Candia contains 30.3 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $2,339,564
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1960/10
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Heritage
Public Library Smyth Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 10 miles 279
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 12 miles 233

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
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 Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Businessunknown
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.97
2012 Equalization Ratio 107.9
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.30
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,491
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,412
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 26
Five or More Units in Structure 14
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 39
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 3,921 297,820
2010 3,909 295,223
2000 3,939 278,748
1990 3,575 246,744
1980 2,989 190,345
1970 1,997 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,940 Female:   1,981
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 113
Age 5 to 19 692
Age 20 to 34 538
Age 35 to 54 1,493
Age 55 to 64 567
Age 65 and over 518
Median Age 45 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 29.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,781
Median family income $103,966
Median household income $94,559
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $58,797
Female $47,105
Individuals below the poverty level 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 2,556 2,464
Employed 2,459 2,349
Unemployed 97 115
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 176 205
Average Weekly Wage $991 $1,028
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 351 386
Average Weekly Wage $484 $631
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 527 591
Average Weekly Wage $653 $769
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 131 121
Average Weekly Wage $495 $764
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 658 712
Average Weekly Wage $622 $768
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Candia operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Manchester SAU 15
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 406 44
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 126
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH-Manchester; St. Anselm; Mount Washington College; Southern NH University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
High Speed Technologies Service, calibration, electric motors 30 1995
Action Equipment Light & heavy equipment rental 25 1992
Severino Construction Construction 10 1978
Car World Used auto parts 10 1989
Swain Plumbing & Heating Plumbing, heating 10 1985
Precision Auto Body Auto body repair
Liquid Planet Water Park Water park 2008

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 27, 43, 101
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway 9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 15 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 12 miles
Portland, ME 89 miles
Boston, MA 59 miles
New York City, NY 264 miles
Montreal, Quebec 267 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.6%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 3.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.1 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 17.4%
Commuting to another NH community 75.3%
Commuting out-of-state 7.3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Charmingfare Farm; Abe Emerson Wildlife Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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