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Claremont, NH

claremont New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact City of Claremont
Nancy Merrill, Planning & Development Director
14 North Street
Claremont, NH 03743
Telephone (603) 542-7030
Fax (603) 542-7033
E-mail info@claremontnh.com
Web Site www.claremontnh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Claremont-Newport, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District District 1 (All Wards)
State Senate District District 8 (All Wards)
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 3, 10 (Ward 1) 4, 10 (Ward 2) 5, 10 (Ward 3)

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: Claremont takes its name from Claremont Castle, an English palace named in honor of John Holles, the first Earl of Clare. The castle was built under the direction of Thomas Pelham Holles, who was involved in relations between the American Colonies and England, and a cousin to Governor Benning Wentworth. Claremont's original land grant was a six-mile square area bordering the Connecticut River, including the governor's farm. The first Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire was built in Claremont in 1823.
Villages and Place Names: Claremont Junction, Puckershire, West Claremont
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,435 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population in Claremont decreased by 339 over 53 years, from 13,563 in 1960 to 13,224 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a five percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Claremont was 13,224 residents, which ranked 23rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 306.5 persons per square mile of land area. Claremont contains 43.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Manager & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $15,800,000
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $34,015,605
Zoning Ordinance 1952/13
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:City Council
Appointed:Airport Advisory; Appeals; Goodwin Community Center; Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Historic District; Parks & Recreation; Claremont Development Authority
Public Library Fiske Free

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont Local 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Claremont Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
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) $36.25
2013 Equalization Ratio 115.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $40.03
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings70.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings26.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.5%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 6,286
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,302
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1,311
Five or More Units in Structure 1,192
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 481
Total Population Community County
2013 13,224 43,183
2010 13,355 43,742
2000 13,154 40,560
1990 13,947 38,652
1980 14,557 33,063
1970 14,221 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    6,496 Female:    6,728
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 959
Age 5 to 19 2,227
Age 20 to 34 2,718
Age 35 to 54 3,515
Age 55 to 64 1,645
Age 65 and over 2,160
Median Age 40.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 14.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $22,773
Median family income $51,259
Median household income $42,236
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $43,261
Female $35,369
Individuals below the poverty level 15.9%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 6,354 6,930
Employed 6,102 6,613
Unemployed 252 317
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 4.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 985 n
Average Weekly Wage $744 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 3,621 n
Average Weekly Wage $526 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 4,606 5,094
Average Weekly Wage $573 $728
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 752 894
Average Weekly Wage $632 $709
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 5,358 5,988
Average Weekly Wage $581 $725

Schools students attend: Claremont operates grades K-12 SAU 6
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC, Claremont or Newport Region: 10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 3 1 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 883 403 538 227
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 17 Total Capacity: 569
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College; Dartmouth

Valley Regional Health Care Health care services 267 1893
Claremont School District Education 489 1867
Wal-Mart Retail store 224 1993
City of Claremont Municipal services 162 1762
CANAM Group Manufacturing 140 1995
Crown Point Cabinetry Custom Cabinetry 91 1978
National Field Representatives Mortgage services 212 1989
Claremont Savings Bank Banking services 109 1907
Matrix Aerospace Manufacturing 92 2007
Pathways Human services 159

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 11, 12, 103, 120
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 8
Distance 5 miles
Railroad Amtrak, B & M, CCRR
Public Transportation CTS
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Claremont Municipal
Runway 3,098 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 24 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 71 miles
Portland, ME 163 miles
Boston, MA 121 miles
New York City, NY 250 miles
Montreal, Quebec 206 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 30.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 7.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 11.5%
Commuting to another NH community 71.8%
Commuting out-of-state 16.7%
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Okemo (VT), Mount Sunapee, Arrowhead
Other: Youth LaCrosse; Historic Opera House; ATV; Hiking; Snowshoeing

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/27/14

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