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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) 642-8406
E-mail churteau@eastkingston.gov
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 1,908 over 53 years, from 574 in 1960 to 2,482 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 46 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for East Kingston was 2,482 residents, which ranked 124th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 250.5 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Fremont. East Kingston contains 9.9 square miles of land area and 0.06 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $2,908,751
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $6,194,676
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; Agricultural
Public Library East Kingston Public

Police Department 4 Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 7 miles 99

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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.76
2013 Equalization Ratio 104.7
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.37
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.3%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 942
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 874
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 22
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 46
Total Population Community County
2013 2,482 297,728
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    1,155 Female:    1,327
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 165
Age 5 to 19 437
Age 20 to 34 361
Age 35 to 54 753
Age 55 to 64 364
Age 65 and over 402
Median Age 44.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.1%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $39,366
Median family income $105,066
Median household income $92,344
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $71,136
Female $47,153
Individuals below the poverty level 3.8%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,079 1,363
Employed 1,028 1,286
Unemployed 51 77
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 5.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 35
Average Weekly Wage n $1,159
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 100
Average Weekly Wage n $877
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 136 135
Average Weekly Wage $658 $949
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 68 103
Average Weekly Wage $402 $481
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 204 238
Average Weekly Wage $573 $747

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, Exeter Region: 18
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 174
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 55
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; Northern Essex (MA)

Monahan's Farm Vegetables, fruit 3

(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 Airfield
Runway 2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 35 miles
Number of Passsenger 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 252 miles
Montreal, Quebec 287 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 92.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 0.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.8%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 3.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 18.8%
Commuting to another NH community 79.2%
Commuting out-of-state 2.0%
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
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
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)

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/21/14

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