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Epsom, NH

epsom New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Epsom
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 10
Epsom, NH 03234-0010
Telephone (603) 736-9002
Fax (603) 736-8539
E-mail epsomtown@metrocast.net
Web Site www.epsomnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 1 pm, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, 10 am - 3 pm, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 3 pm, second and last Saturday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 21, 29

Incorporated: 1727
Origin: Epsom was one of seven towns chartered by Massachusetts authorities in 1727 long before New Hampshire became an independent province, when John Wentworth was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. The name most likely came from Epsom, England, home of the Earl of Derby, who had established horse racing stables there at about the same time the town was chartered. Epsom Downs became famous for its Derby horse race. England's Epsom was also known for the curative value of its mineral springs, the source of Epsom salts.
Villages and Place Names: Epsom Circle, Gossville, New Rye, Short Falls, Epsom Four Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 799 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change in Epsom totaled 3,569 over 53 years, from 1,002 in 1960 to 4,571 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 87 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2013 Census estimate for Epsom was 4,571 residents, which ranked 79th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 132.6 persons per square mile of land area. Epsom contains 34.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $3,576,194
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $9,829,857
Zoning Ordinance 1965/12
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Library
Public Library Epsom Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 13 miles 237

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; Concord Elec; Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Epsom Village District
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Chichester
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.26
2014 Equalization Ratio 105.9
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.46
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,803
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,349
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 21
Five or More Units in Structure 33
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 400
Total Population Community County
2013 4,571 146,807
2010 4,566 146,445
2000 4,051 136,716
1990 3,547 120,618
1980 2,743 98,302
1970 1,469 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   2,319 Female:   2,252
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 180
Age 5 to 19 765
Age 20 to 34 608
Age 35 to 54 1,518
Age 55 to 64 792
Age 65 and over 708
Median Age 45.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 33,549
Median family income 87,969
Median household income 73,883
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 53,639
Female 47,546
Individuals below the poverty level 3.5%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 2,373 2,897
Employed 2,291 2,801
Unemployed 82.0 96
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 3.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 190 167
Average Weekly Wage $857 $1,050
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 686 815
Average Weekly Wage $492 $631
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 877 983
Average Weekly Wage $571 $702
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 110 127
Average Weekly Wage $533 $740
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 987 1,110
Average Weekly Wage $567 $706
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Epsom operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pembroke SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 436
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 106
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; UNH School of Law

Epsom Health Limited Partnership Nursing, retirement homes 100 1994
McDonald's Fast food restaurant 50
Wendy's Fast food restaurant 30 1995
Beaumac Co., Inc. Engineering, machining 21 1967
Newstress International, Inc. Precast concrete structures 15 1978
Dunkin' Donuts Donut shop 15 1990
M & M Ford Car dealership 14
Care Pharmacy of Epsom Pharmacy 8
TD Bank Banking services 7
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 4, 202
State Routes 9, 28, 107
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-393, Exit 3; I-93, Exit 15
Distance 7 miles; 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway 6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 25 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 20 miles
Portland, ME 85 miles
Boston, MA 71 miles
New York City, NY 276 miles
Montreal, Quebec 259 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.3%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 3.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 14.1%
Commuting to another NH community 83.2%
Commuting out-of-state 2.7%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Gunstock
Other: Popple Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/26/15

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