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Deerfield, NH

Deerfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Deerfield
Leslie Boswak, Town Administrator
8 Raymond Road, PO Box 159
Deerfield, NH 03037
Telephone (603) 463-8811
Fax (603) 463-2820
E-mail bos@townofdeerfieldnh.com
Web Site www.townofdeerfieldnh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 2:30 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Unattached Area - Town of Deerfield
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 17
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 2, 32

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: Originally a parish of Nottingham, Deerfield was incorporated as a separate town in 1766. It was probably named for Deerfield, Massachusetts, from where several early settlers had come to New Hampshire. An early resident was John Simpson, who achieved fame at the Battle of Bunker Hill by disobeying orders not to fire until you see the whites of their eyes and firing the first shot in the Revolution. Situated on the main road between Portsmouth and Concord, Deerfield was once a candidate for the state capitol. Deerfield has been home to the Deerfield Fair since 1876.
Villages and Place Names: Deerfield Center, Deerfield Parade, Leavitts Hill, South Deerfield, Mt. Delight
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,619 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Deerfield totaled 3,624 over 52 years, from 714 in 1960 to 4,338 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 68 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 59 percent increase over the next decade. The 2012 Census estimate for Deerfield was 4,338 residents, which ranked 86th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 84.1 persons per square mile of land area. Deerfield contains 50.9 square miles of land area and 1.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $3,591,051
Budget: School Appropriations, 2011-2012 $9,283,979
Zoning Ordinance 1970/10
Master Plan 2009
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Treasurer; Trust Fund; Philbrick James Library Trustees; Water; Checklist; Budget
Appointed:Emergency Mgmnt; Animal Control Officer; Heritage; Veasey Park; Zoning; Conservation; Parks & Recreation; Cemetery; Energy; Forestry
Public Library Philbrick-James

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 23 miles 237
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 18 miles 279
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 19 miles 233

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
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) $21.91
2012 Equalization Ratio 108.4
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.57
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other12.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,693
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,583
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 25
Five or More Units in Structure 9
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 76
Total Population Community County
2012 4,338 297,820
2010 4,280 295,223
2000 3,700 278,748
1990 3,139 246,744
1980 1,979 190,345
1970 1,178 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,165 Female:   2,113
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 287
Age 5 to 19 843
Age 20 to 34 478
Age 35 to 54 1,481
Age 55 to 64 772
Age 65 and over 417
Median Age 42 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,187
Median family income $96,167
Median household income $90,684
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $68,333
Female $37,688
Individuals below the poverty level 3.7%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 2,238 2,418
Employed 2,145 2,286
Unemployed 93 132
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 5.5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 118 107
Average Weekly Wage $737 $752
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 164 227
Average Weekly Wage $406 $548
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 282 333
Average Weekly Wage $545 $613
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 127 52
Average Weekly Wage $547 $553
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 409 385
Average Weekly Wage $546 $605
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Deerfield operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Concord or Pembroke SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8 8-12
Total Enrollment 464 20
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 33
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Mount Washington College; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

The Cordwainer Shop Handmade custom shoes 4 1954

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 43, 107
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway 9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 18 miles
Portland, ME 82 miles
Boston, MA 66 miles
New York City, NY 271 miles
Montreal, Quebec 269 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.6%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 2.2%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 11.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 20.0%
Commuting to another NH community 74.4%
Commuting out-of-state 5.6%
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
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
Other: Youth Flag Football; Deerfield Fair

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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