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Epping, NH


Epping New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Epping
Gregory C. Dodge, Town Administrator
157 Main Street
Epping, NH 03042
Telephone (603) 679-5441
Fax (603) 679-3002
E-mail administrator@townofepping.com
Web Site www.townofepping.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 11 am - 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 3:30 pm, Friday, 9 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 District 9

Incorporated: 1741
Origin: This was one of the last towns chartered by Massachusetts Governor Jonathan Belcher prior to the establishment of New Hampshire as an independent province. Once a parish of Exeter, Epping was incorporated as a separate town in 1741. It was probably named for Epping Forest, a suburb of London used by royalty for deer hunting, which was likely familiar to Governor Belcher. Epping was the home of three of New Hampshire's governors: William Plumer (1759-1850), David Morril (1772-1849), and Benjamin Franklin Prescott (1833-1895).
Villages and Place Names: Camp Hedding, Martin Crossing, North Epping, West Epping
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,233 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Epping totaled 4,571 over 52 years, from 2,006 in 1960 to 6,577 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 52 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, following a 47 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2012 Census estimate for Epping was 6,577 residents, which ranked 49th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 246.4 persons per square mile of land area. Epping contains 26.0 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/SB 2 Voting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $6,367,771
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $17,172,303
Zoning Ordinance 1968/13
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery; Budget; Trust Funds; Water & Sewer
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Harvey-Mitchell Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full, part-time, volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full, part-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 10 miles 99

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Epping Water Department
Sanitation Epping Sewer
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
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) $24.27
2012 Equalization Ratio 103.9
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.13
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings19.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,971
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,252
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 215
Five or More Units in Structure 191
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 313
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 6,577 297,820
2010 6,411 295,223
2000 5,549 278,748
1990 5,267 246,744
1980 3,460 190,345
1970 2,356 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   3,226 Female:   3,208
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 344
Age 5 to 19 1,260
Age 20 to 34 959
Age 35 to 54 2,069
Age 55 to 64 1,125
Age 65 and over 677
Median Age 42 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $32,416
Median family income $85,357
Median household income $77,083
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $63,683
Female $41,311
Individuals below the poverty level 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 3,526 3,914
Employed 3,364 3,643
Unemployed 162 271
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 6.9%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 153 120
Average Weekly Wage $510 $808
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 696 2,105
Average Weekly Wage $520 $561
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 849 2,225
Average Weekly Wage $518 $574
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 319 359
Average Weekly Wage $696 $808
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,168 2,583
Average Weekly Wage $567 $606
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Epping operates grades K-12 SAU 14
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 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 498 228 272
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 222
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Wal-Mart Retail store, supermarket 317 2004
Epping Elementary and High Schools Education 210
McDonald's Fast food restaurant 65
Errco Demolition recycling 30
Burger King Fast food restaurant 25
Lowe's Home improvement center 135
Abenaki Timber Lumber, timber 16
Market Basket Supermarket 400
Wendy's Fast food restaurant 22 2005

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 27, 101, 125
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 2
Distance 13 miles
Railroad No
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 27 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 23 miles
Portland, ME 74 miles
Boston, MA 54 miles
New York City, NY 259 miles
Montreal, Quebec 278 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.7%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 3.7%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.0 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 20.6%
Commuting to another NH community 55.1%
Commuting out-of-state 24.3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
X Museums
X Cinemas
X 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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Two race tracks

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

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