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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 Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
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 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 4,497 over 53 years, from 2,006 in 1960 to 6,503 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 52 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, following a 47 percent increase the previous decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Epping was 6,503 residents, which ranked 49th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 249.3 persons per square mile of land area. Epping contains 26.1 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen/SB 2 Voting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $9,226,731
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $17,746,994
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

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

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.27
2013 Equalization Ratio 98.8
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.95
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings76.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings21.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.1%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,888
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,222
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 204
Five or More Units in Structure 94
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 368
Total Population Community County
2013 6,503 297,728
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    3,282 Female:    3,221
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 428
Age 5 to 19 1,271
Age 20 to 34 938
Age 35 to 54 1,925
Age 55 to 64 1,155
Age 65 and over 786
Median Age 40.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $32,406
Median family income $86,893
Median household income $75,018
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $63,482
Female $37,031
Individuals below the poverty level 4.3%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 3,444 3,974
Employed 3,286 3,738
Unemployed 158 236
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 5.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 169 129
Average Weekly Wage $604 $834
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 737 2,297
Average Weekly Wage $816 $558
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 905 2,427
Average Weekly Wage $776 $573
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 327 359
Average Weekly Wage $705 $790
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,232 2,786
Average Weekly Wage $757 $601

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 521 206 274
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 206
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 89.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 5.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 15.1%
Commuting to another NH community 80.0%
Commuting out-of-state 4.9%
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
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
X Fishing/Hunting
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, March 2015.
Community Response Received 06/03/14

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