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Concord, NH


Concord New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Concord Community Development Department
Carlos Baia, Deputy City Manager
41 Green Street, City Hall
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone (603) 225-8595
Fax (603) 228-2701
E-mail communitydevelopment@concordnh.gov
Web Site www.concordnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 6 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District 2 (All Wards)
State Senate District 15 (All Wards)
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 11, 27 (Ward 1) 12, 27 (Ward 2) 13, 27 (Ward 3) 14, 27 (Ward 4) 10 (Ward 5) 15,27 (Ward 6) 16,27 (Ward 7) 17,28 (Ward 8) 18, 28 (Ward 9) 19,28 (Ward 10)

Incorporated: 1733
Origin: This area's first settlement in 1659 was named Penacook, for the Indian name Pannukog, meaning crooked place or bend in the river. The first land grant was in 1725, and the town was incorporated as Rumford in 1733. The name was changed to Concord in 1765 upon resolution of a bitter boundary dispute between Rumford and Bow. Its central location was the logical choice for state capital, and Concord was so named in 1808. The State House, built in 1818 and first occupied in 1819, is the oldest in continuous use in the country. In 1853, the State granted Concord a city charter. It was in Concord that the Abbotts built the famous Concord Coach, modeled after the coronation coach for King George III. Granite quarrying has been another major industry, and Concord's quarries supplied granite for the US Library of Congress. Concord was home to Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, following his presidency.
Villages and Place Names: Bungy, Cones, Georges, Meriden Hill, Tinkerville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,747 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Concord had the tenth largest numeric change in population, totaling 13,639 over 52 years, from 28,991 in 1960 to 42,630 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 22 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; all other decades increased by ten percent or less. The 2012 Census estimate for Concord was 42,630 residents, which ranked third among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 664.6 persons per square mile of land area. Concord contains 64.2 square miles of land area and 3.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Manager & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $85,916,928
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $75,509,220
Zoning Ordinance 1930/01
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:City Council
Appointed:Please visit www.concordnh.gov for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
Public Library Concord Public; NH State Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord Local 237

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Concord Electric/Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier City of Concord
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.37
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.18
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings53.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings41.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 18,859
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 9,188
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3,094
Five or More Units in Structure 5,677
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 900
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 42,630 146,761
2010 42,695 146,445
2000 40,765 136,716
1990 36,994 120,618
1980 30,400 98,302
1970 30,022 80,925
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   21,003 Female:   21,764
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 2,200
Age 5 to 19 7,295
Age 20 to 34 9,372
Age 35 to 54 12,645
Age 55 to 64 5,275
Age 65 and over 5,980
Median Age 40 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,131
Median family income $72,879
Median household income $53,567
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $49,310
Female $40,296
Individuals below the poverty level 10.9%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 21,944 22,488
Employed 21,224 21,397
Unemployed 720 1,091
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 4.9%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 2,321 1,778
Average Weekly Wage $823 $1,083
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 26,394 27,103
Average Weekly Wage $640 $854
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 28,715 28,881
Average Weekly Wage $654 $868
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 11,606 10,694
Average Weekly Wage $690 $961
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 40,321 39,575
Average Weekly Wage $665 $893
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Concord operates grades K-12; Penacook residents: grades K-12 are part of Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 8 & 46
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 6 2 4 9
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 2,458 1,646 2,659 1,880
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 28 Total Capacity: 2,266
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; UNH School of Law; Mount Washington College, Concord; Southern NH University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
State of New Hampshire Government 5,740 1741
Concord Hospital Health care services 3,324 1946
Steeplegate Mall Retail stores 1,200 1990
Genesis Healthcare Retirement community & healthcare facilities 411 2003
Sanel Auto Parts Auto parts distributor 540 1933
Lincoln Financial Insurance services 588 2006
Market Basket Supermarket 470 1954
City of Concord Government 454 1853
Concord School District Education 952 1855
Merrimack Valley School District Education 500

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3, 4, 202
State Routes 3A, 9, 13, 106, 132
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 12 - 17; I-393; I-89, Exits 2 - 3
Distance Local access
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation CAT
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway 6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 24 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 18 miles
Portland, ME 110 miles
Boston, MA 68 miles
New York City, NY 273 miles
Montreal, Quebec 245 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.9%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 4.6%
Other Means 1.1%
Worked at home 4.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 59.5%
Commuting to another NH community 37.2%
Commuting out-of-state 3.3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X 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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Gunstock, McIntyre
   
Other: Crew/Rowing; McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center; Audubon Center; Capitol Center for the Arts; Concord Community Music School; Museum of NH History; Society for the Protection of NH Forests; Franklin Pierce Mansion; State House

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

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