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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 visitor@claremontnh.com
Web Site www.claremontnh.com

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

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

Election Districts
US Congress District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District 1 (All Wards)
State Senate 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 486 over 52 years, from 13,563 in 1960 to 13,077 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a five percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2012 Census estimate for Claremont was 13,077 residents, which ranked 23rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 309.7 persons per square mile of land area. Claremont contains 43.1 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Manager & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $30,576,907
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $31,937,720
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 PSNH; 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
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $34.37
2012 Equalization Ratio 109.4
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $35.63
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings70.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings26.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 6,408
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,393
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1,353
Five or More Units in Structure 1,238
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 424
Total Population Community County
2012 13,077 43,074
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   6,351 Female:   6,953
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 940
Age 5 to 19 2,191
Age 20 to 34 2,536
Age 35 to 54 3,764
Age 55 to 64 1,748
Age 65 and over 2,125
Median Age 42 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $23,473
Median family income $50,618
Median household income $41,350
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,491
Female $34,702
Individuals below the poverty level 14.9%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 6,678 7,016
Employed 6,449 6,673
Unemployed 229 343
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 4.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,203 n
Average Weekly Wage $779 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 3,670 n
Average Weekly Wage $496 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 4,874 5,032
Average Weekly Wage $566 $700
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 741 867
Average Weekly Wage $606 $718
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 5,614 5,899
Average Weekly Wage $571 $702
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

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 883 399 596 196
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 16 Total Capacity: 570
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen; Dartmouth

Valley Regional Health Care Health care services 269 1893
Claremont School District Education 462 1867
Wal-Mart Retail store 315 1993
City of Claremont Municipal services 157 1762
Red River Computers Technology 77 1995
Crown Point Cabinetry Custom Cabinetry 90 1978
National Field Representatives Mortgage services 147 1989
Claremont Savings Bank Banking services 105 1907
Structal-Bridges Manufacturing 133 2007
Pathways Human services 157

(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 76.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.0%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 4.6%
Other Means 1.8%
Worked at home 5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 44.5%
Commuting to another NH community 39.7%
Commuting out-of-state 15.8%
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 08/07/13

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