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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, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, 8 am - 1 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 2 pm, Thursday, 4 pm - 7 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, 8 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 District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District 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 3,805 over 53 years, from 605 in 1960 to 4,410 in 2013. Danville had the 12th highest 53-year percent increase, with the largest decennial percent change, an 88 percent increase, between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Danville was 4,410 residents, which ranked 82nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 378.5 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.

Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $2,913,531
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1963/12
Master Plan 2011
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

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

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Unitil; Exeter & Hampton; 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 Comcast; 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) $28.34
2013 Equalization Ratio 101.0
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.29
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,641
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,285
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 55
Five or More Units in Structure 12
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 289
Total Population Community County
2013 4,410 297,728
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    2,301 Female:    2,109
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 223
Age 5 to 19 1,115
Age 20 to 34 505
Age 35 to 54 1,616
Age 55 to 64 439
Age 65 and over 512
Median Age 41.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $31,443
Median family income $96,711
Median household income $85,208
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,598
Female $51,088
Individuals below the poverty level 3.2%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,443 2,629
Employed 2,284 2,452
Unemployed 159 177
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 105 46
Average Weekly Wage $731 $831
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 73 83
Average Weekly Wage $534 $616
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 178 128
Average Weekly Wage $650 $693
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 35 47
Average Weekly Wage $262 $360
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 212 176
Average Weekly Wage $587 $603

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Timberlane Regional (Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, Sandown) SAU 55
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy CATE, Derry; Salem High School Vocational Center Region: 17
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 300
2014 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

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

(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) Municipal
Runway 5,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 20 miles
Number of Passsenger 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 249 miles
Montreal, Quebec 282 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 6.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 27.1%
Commuting to another NH community 54.9%
Commuting out-of-state 18.0%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
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
X 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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/20/14

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