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Greenland, NH


greenland New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Greenland Board of Selectmen
Karen Anderson, Town Administrator
575 Portsmouth Avenue, PO Box 100
Greenland, NH 03840
Telephone (603) 431-7111
Fax (603) 430-3761
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.greenland-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 10 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 23, 31

Incorporated: 1721
Origin: One of the earliest settlements in the state, Greenland was a parish of Portsmouth originating in 1638. It was probably named for Henry Greenland, a town officer. About 1704, residents requested having a minister and schoolmaster of their own, and to be exempted from supporting the church and school in Portsmouth. Greenland became a separate parish in 1705. In that same period, Leonard Weeks constructed a substantial brick house, thought to be the oldest brick house in New Hampshire still standing. In 1721, Greenland was granted full town privileges, giving the leadership power to collect province taxes from residents.
Villages and Place Names: Bayside, Breakfast Hill, Camp Gundalow
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 634 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Greenland totaled 2,472 over 54 years, from 1,196 in 1960 to 3,668 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 49 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2014 Census estimate for Greenland was 3,668 residents, which ranked 101st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 348.0 persons per square mile of land area. Greenland contains 10.5 square miles of land area and 2.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $3,937,982
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $9,694,491
Zoning Ordinance 1952/12
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Weeks Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Part-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Portsmouth Regional, Portsmouth 4 miles 165
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 8 miles 99

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Exeter & Hampton
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier City of Portsmouth; Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.91
2015 Equalization Ratio 91.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.42
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings79.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.3%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,443
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,299
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 66
Five or More Units in Structure 48
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 30
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 3,668 297,702
2010 3,549 295,223
2000 3,227 278,748
1990 2,708 246,744
1980 2,129 190,345
1970 1,784 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   1,704 Female:   1,964
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 201
Age 5 to 19 698
Age 20 to 34 379
Age 35 to 54 1,302
Age 55 to 64 513
Age 65 and over 575
Median Age 45.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 53.4%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $47,768
Median family income $89,917
Median household income $86,972
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $76,786
Female $44,857
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 2,015 2,131
Employed 1,949 2,048
Unemployed 66 83
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 609 333
Average Weekly Wage $879 $1,385
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,147 1,359
Average Weekly Wage $685 $793
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,756 1,692
Average Weekly Wage $752 $909
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 140 139
Average Weekly Wage $511 $805
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,896 1,831
Average Weekly Wage $734 $901

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Greenland operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Portsmouth SAU 50
Career Technology Center(s): Portsmouth Career Technical Center #19 Region: 19
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 Preschool
Total Enrollment 391 15
2016 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

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Anson Sailmakers Sail manufacturer 1980
High Flying Flag Company Flags, banners 1981
Novel Iron Works Structural steel fabrication 1977
Boise Cascade Lumber Mill 2014
Cole Haan Corporate office/warehouse 200+/- 2007
Micro Art Graphic Design
Advanced Concrete U.S. Headquarters 30
Target Department store 100 2009
Lowes Home improvement center 100 2010

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 33, 151
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 3
Distance 2 miles
Railroad Maine Central
Public Transportation COAST
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease InternationalRunway11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 40 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 37 miles
Portland, ME 57 miles
Boston, MA 55 miles
New York City, NY 266 miles
Montreal, Quebec 292 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.6%
Public transportation 2.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 14.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 22.7%
Commuting to another NH community 56.4%
Commuting out-of-state 20.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Sandy Point Discovery Center

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/11/16

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