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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-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate 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 1,428 over 55 years, from 885 in 1960 to 2,313 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 42 percent increase between 1960 and 1970; a 29 percent increase occurred between 1990 and 2000. The 2015 Census estimate for Hampton Falls was 2,313 residents, which ranked 127th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 186.7 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.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting/SB 2
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $2,493,925
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $6,768,128
Zoning Ordinance 1953/16
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

Emergency Services
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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.22
2015 Equalization Ratio 96.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.13
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings9.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 950
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 879
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 65
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 6
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 2,313 299,006
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) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   1,202 Female:   1,111
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 87
Age 5 to 19 459
Age 20 to 34 352
Age 35 to 54 728
Age 55 to 64 303
Age 65 and over 384
Median Age 44.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 99.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 58.0%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $61,298
Median family income $123,594
Median household income $103,309
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $76,042
Female $60,500
Individuals below the poverty level 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,054 1,388
Employed 1,007 1,330
Unemployed 47 58
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 100 99
Average Weekly Wage $653 $783
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 343 436
Average Weekly Wage $736 $685
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 443 535
Average Weekly Wage $717 $703
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 89 92
Average Weekly Wage $665 $830
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 532 626
Average Weekly Wage $709 $721

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 6-8
Total Enrollment 244 82
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 248
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Applecrest Orchards Apples, peaches, strawberries, blueberries 18 1920
Hampton Falls Motor Inn Motel 10 1985
Agway Farm, garden supplies 11 1974

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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 AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 42 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 39 miles
Portland, ME 66 miles
Boston, MA 44 miles
New York City, NY 255 miles
Montreal, Quebec 294 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.6%
Public transportation 0.8%
Walked 4.3%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 12.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 21.1%
Commuting to another NH community 53.5%
Commuting out-of-state 25.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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