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Hampstead, NH

hampstead New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Hampstead Board of Selectmen
Sally Theriault, Administrative Assistant
11 Main Street
Hampstead, NH 03841
Telephone (603) 329-4100 x100
Fax (603) 329-6628
E-mail sally.theriault@comcast.net
Web Site www.hampsteadnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

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 District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 19
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 13, 34

Incorporated: 1749
Origin: Hampstead began as a part of Haverhill and Amesbury, Massachusetts, and was formed as a result of the 1739 change in boundary lines between Massachusetts and the new province of New Hampshire. It was originally known as Timberlane Parish, because of the heavy growth of native trees. In 1749, residents of the area voted to petition the governor for incorporation. Governor Benning Wentworth named the town Hampstead, after the English town where William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, lived. Pitt, a close friend of Governor Wentworth, was Prime Minister of England, and a supporter of the American cause.
Villages and Place Names: East Hampstead, West Hampstead
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 724 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hampstead totaled 7,308 over 53 years, from 1,261 in 1960 to 8,569 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 90 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Hampstead was 8,569 residents, which ranked 35th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 639.0 persons per square mile of land area. Hampstead contains 13.4 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $5,456,149
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $23,793,524
Zoning Ordinance 1952/12
Master Plan 1992
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery; Budget; School; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Cable TV; Historic; Recreation; Recycling-Waste Disposal
Public Library Hampstead Public

Police Department Full-time & part-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Emergency Medical Service Full, part-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 9 miles 82

Electric Supplier PSNH; Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hampstead Area Water Company
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.68
2013 Equalization Ratio 103.7
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.36
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings12%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 3,668
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,734
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 320
Five or More Units in Structure 391
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 223
Total Population Community County
2013 8,554 297,820
2010 8,523 295,223
2000 8,305 278,748
1990 6,848 246,744
1980 3,785 190,345
1970 2,401 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   4,361 Female:   4,177
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 393
Age 5 to 19 1,666
Age 20 to 34 1,029
Age 35 to 54 3,031
Age 55 to 64 1,106
Age 65 and over 1,313
Median Age 46 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,425
Median family income $104,743
Median household income $81,438
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $73,088
Female $50,328
Individuals below the poverty level 4.3%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 4,614 4,812
Employed 4,336 4,508
Unemployed 278 304
Unemployment Rate 6% 6.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 530 387
Average Weekly Wage $741 $906
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,493 1,722
Average Weekly Wage $565 $661
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,023 2,109
Average Weekly Wage $611 $706
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 82 101
Average Weekly Wage $386 $612
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,105 2,210
Average Weekly Wage $602 $702

Schools students attend: Hampstead operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pinkerton Academy (Derry) SAU 55
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy CATE, Derry; Salem High School Vocational Center Region: 17
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8 P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 494 413 188
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 10 Total Capacity: 525
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Hampstead Hospital Psychiatric care, services 130 1975
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket
Consolidated Plastechs Plastic injection molding 38 1966
East Coast Lumber Lumber sales 35 1976
Walgreens Pharmacy 2008

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 111, 121, 121A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 3
Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation CART
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lawrence (MA) Municipal
Runway 5,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 17 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 20 miles
Portland, ME 87 miles
Boston, MA 43 miles
New York City, NY 248 miles
Montreal, Quebec 277 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 1.4%
Worked at home 8.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 21.9%
Commuting to another NH community 40.1%
Commuting out-of-state 38%
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
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 Campgrounds
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Walking Trail System

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/12/2014

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