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Hampton Falls, NH

hamptonfalls New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Hampton Falls Board of Selectmen
Lori Ruest, Town Administrator
1 Drinkwater Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844
Telephone (603) 926-4618
Fax (603) 926-1848
E-mail townadministrator@hamptonfalls.org
Web Site www.hamptonfalls.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
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 20, 37

Incorporated: 1726
Origin: First established as a parish of Hampton, this town received its grant as an independent town in 1726 following a petition to the legislature. Located on the Taylor River, Hampton Falls provided water power for Weare's mills. Meshech Weare, a descendant of the mill owners, was New Hampshire's first president, later called governor, in 1776. Hampton Falls was the birthplace of Ralph Adams Cram, a well-known architect, who designed the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and chapels at West Point and Exeter Academy.
Villages and Place Names: Nason Corners, Sanborn Corners, Town Hall Corner, Fogg's Corner; Brimstone Hill (The Common)
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 541 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hampton Falls totaled 1,408 over 53 years, from 885 in 1960 to 2,293 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 42 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Hampton Falls was 2,293 residents, which ranked 129th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 185.1 persons per square mile of land area. Hampton Falls contains 12.4 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Town Meeting/SB 2
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $2,436,150
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $5,323,908
Zoning Ordinance 1953/13
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist; Moderator
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Highway Safety; Recreation
Public Library Hampton Falls Free

Police Department Full-time officers & Sheriff's Dept
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 6 miles 99

Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Seabrook Water & private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Comcast
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.19
2013 Equalization Ratio 98.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.80
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 912
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 864
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 41
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 7
Total Population Community County
2013 2,280 297,820
2010 2,236 295,223
2000 1,890 278,748
1990 1,467 246,744
1980 1,372 190,345
1970 1,254 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,165 Female:   1,122
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 150
Age 5 to 19 473
Age 20 to 34 235
Age 35 to 54 803
Age 55 to 64 281
Age 65 and over 345
Median Age 44.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 51.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $54,410
Median family income $116,417
Median household income $108,846
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $89,500
Female $57,500
Individuals below the poverty level 2.8%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,057 1,271
Employed 1,008 1,193
Unemployed 49 78
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 6.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 119 61
Average Weekly Wage $649 $788
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 380 337
Average Weekly Wage $659 $606
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 499 399
Average Weekly Wage $656 $634
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 87 93
Average Weekly Wage $597 $765
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 586 491
Average Weekly Wage $648 $659

Schools students attend: Hampton Falls operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Winnacunnet Cooperative (Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook) SAU 21
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
Grade Levels K 1-8 6-8
Total Enrollment 264 83
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 279
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; Mount Washington College

Applecrest Orchards Apples, peaches, strawberries, blueberries 18 1920
Hampton Falls Motor Inn Motel 10 1985
Agway Farm, garden supplies 11 1974

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 1
State Routes 84, 88
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
Distance 3 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 42 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 39 miles
Portland, ME 68 miles
Boston, MA 44 miles
New York City, NY 257 miles
Montreal, Quebec 295 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.2%
Public transportation 1.6%
Walked 3.5%
Other Means 0.9%
Worked at home 6.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 16%
Commuting to another NH community 56.1%
Commuting out-of-state 27.9%
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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/23/2014

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