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East Kingston, NH


eastkingston New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of East Kingston
Cheryll A. Hurteau, Town Office Manager
24 Depot Road
East Kingston, NH 03827
Telephone (603) 642-8406
Fax (603) 642-4918
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.eknh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 1 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 6 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 2:30 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 16, 35

Incorporated: 1738
Origin: This township started as a portion of Kingston called Kingston East Parish. Residents of the parish petitioned Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts for a separate charter, because its location was too distant from the Kingston school and place of worship and they wished to establish their own. Their petition was granted in 1738. Sandown and Danville were also separated from the original Kingston settlement. The location of the boundary line between Kingston and East Kingston was under dispute for a long time thereafter.
Villages and Place Names: Monahan's Corner, Powwow River
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 358 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for East Kingston totaled 1,879 over 54 years, from 574 in 1960 to 2,453 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 46 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2014 Census estimate for East Kingston was 2,453 residents, which ranked 125th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 247.5 persons per square mile of land area. East Kingston contains 9.9 square miles of land area and 0.06 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $3,048,808
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $5,229,717
Zoning Ordinance 1952/13
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Checklist; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library East Kingston Public

Emergency Services
Police Department 5 Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 7 miles 99

Utilities
Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier Maritimes; Granite State; Unitil
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 Fairpoint
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) $24.77
2015 Equalization Ratio 90.7
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.26
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other8.3%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 928
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 879
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 13
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 36
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 2,453 297,702
2010 2,357 295,223
2000 1,804 278,748
1990 1,559 246,744
1980 1,135 190,345
1970 838 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   1,158 Female:   1,295
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 133
Age 5 to 19 473
Age 20 to 34 348
Age 35 to 54 717
Age 55 to 64 344
Age 65 and over 438
Median Age 44.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $39,405
Median family income $89,464
Median household income $85,333
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $73,191
Female $50,096
Individuals below the poverty level 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,152 1,329
Employed 1,096 1,271
Unemployed 56 58
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 41 32
Average Weekly Wage $720 $940
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 72 90
Average Weekly Wage $617 $1,140
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 113 122
Average Weekly Wage $654 $1,088
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 72 97
Average Weekly Wage $432 $504
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 185 219
Average Weekly Wage $568 $829

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: East Kingston operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham, Exeter) SAU 16
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 145
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 79
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; Northern Essex (MA)

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Monahan's Farm Vegetables, fruit 3

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 107, 107A, 108, 150
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
Distance 7 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 35 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 31 miles
Portland, ME 73 miles
Boston, MA 48 miles
New York City, NY 247 miles
Montreal, Quebec 286 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 6.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.2 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 14.2%
Commuting to another NH community 48.6%
Commuting out-of-state 37.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bradford (MA)
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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