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East Kingston, NH


East Kingston 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 eastking@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.eknh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 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 MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
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 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 1,803 over 52 years, from 574 in 1960 to 2,377 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 46 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2012 Census estimate for East Kingston was 2,377 residents, which ranked 124th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 235.7 persons per square mile of land area. East Kingston contains 10.0 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $2,745,882
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1952/09
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

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department 4 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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.56
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.04
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 928
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 853
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 34
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 41
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 2,377 297,820
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,145 Female:   1,284
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 160
Age 5 to 19 425
Age 20 to 34 273
Age 35 to 54 810
Age 55 to 64 375
Age 65 and over 386
Median Age 46 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 42.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $43,887
Median family income $104,250
Median household income $92,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $71,563
Female $50,208
Individuals below the poverty level 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 1,062 1,343
Employed 1,018 1,276
Unemployed 44 67
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 5.0%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 69 32
Average Weekly Wage $769 $914
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 57 94
Average Weekly Wage $494 $964
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 126 127
Average Weekly Wage $644 $951
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 67 97
Average Weekly Wage $378 $487
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 193 223
Average Weekly Wage $552 $750
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 1 179
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 197
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 40
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

(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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 7.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.5 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 12.0%
Commuting to another NH community 48.3%
Commuting out-of-state 39.7%
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 Faclity
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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