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Danville, NH


danville New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Danville Board of Selectmen
Patricia Shogren, Selectmen's Administrator
210 Main Street
Danville, NH 03819
Telephone (603) 382-8253
Fax (603) 382-3363
E-mail selectadmin@townofdanville.org
Web Site www.townofdanville.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Administrator: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Friday; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, 8:30 am - 1 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 2 pm, Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate District 23
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 12, 33

Incorporated: 1760
Origin: Danville was one of several parishes of Kingston, which was first settled in 1694. It was chartered in 1760 as Hawke, in honor of Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. Never a popular name, the town was renamed and incorporated as Danville in 1836. According to the Danville Heritage Commission, the Hawke Meeting House is the oldest original construction meeting house still standing in New Hampshire. Construction of the meeting house began in 1754, and it was used for religious services until 1832 and for town meetings through 1887. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Villages and Place Names: North Danville, South Danville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 420 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Danville totaled 3,841 over 55 years, from 605 in 1960 to 4,446 in 2015. Danville had the 12th highest 55-year percent increase, with the largest decennial percent change, an 88 percent increase, between 1980 and 1990. The 2015 Census estimate for Danville was 4,446 residents, which ranked 82nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 381.6 persons per square mile of land area. Danville contains 11.7 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $3,028,500
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $7,729,205
Zoning Ordinance 1963/15
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Selectmen
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Firewards; Trust Funds; Checklist
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Forestry; Website; Community Center; Recreation; Heritage
Public Library Colby Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 12 miles 82
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 13 miles 99

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Unitil; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company BayRing
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.84
2015 Equalization Ratio 90.3
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.67
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,596
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,251
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 25
Five or More Units in Structure 7
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 313
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 4,446 299,006
2010 4,387 295,223
2000 4,046 278,748
1990 2,474 246,744
1980 1,318 190,345
1970 924 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   2,291 Female:   2,155
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 185
Age 5 to 19 1,136
Age 20 to 34 550
Age 35 to 54 1,578
Age 55 to 64 532
Age 65 and over 465
Median Age 41.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.1%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,448
Median family income $101,352
Median household income $91,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $61,797
Female $51,393
Individuals below the poverty level 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 2,414 2,635
Employed 2,286 2,492
Unemployed 128 143
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 100 57
Average Weekly Wage $716 $913
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 64 77
Average Weekly Wage $575 $644
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 164 134
Average Weekly Wage $661 $758
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 43 47
Average Weekly Wage $271 $397
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 207 181
Average Weekly Wage $580 $665

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Timberlane Regional (Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, Sandown) SAU 55
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE Region: 17
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5
Total Enrollment 263
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 58
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay; Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Danville Chenille Co., Inc. Chenille thread, floss, tinsel 15 1959
Post Wood Working Utility buildings 12 1974
CZ Machine Job machine 6 1986
Reinforced Plastics Fiberglass feeders 5 1976

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 111, 111A, 121A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 3
Distance 12 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation CART
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lawrence (MA) MunicipalRunway5,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 20 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 27 miles
Portland, ME 84 miles
Boston, MA 44 miles
New York City, NY 243 miles
Montreal, Quebec 282 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.9%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 4.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 8.7%
Commuting to another NH community 53.5%
Commuting out-of-state 37.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X 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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Olde Home Day; Craft Fair (2); Annual Flea Market, Movie Night

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/13/16

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