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Haverhill, NH

haverhill New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Haverhill
Jo Lacaillade, Town Manager
2975 Dartmouth College Highway
North Haverhill, NH 03774
Telephone (603) 787-6800
Fax (603) 787-2226
E-mail townmanager@haverhill-nh.com
Web Site www.haverhill-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 9 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Haverhill, NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 4, 15

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: Settled by citizens from Haverhill, Massachusetts, the town was first known as Lower Coos. In 1773, Haverhill became the county seat of Grafton County. It was the terminus of the Old Province Road, which connected the northern and western settlements with the seacoast. The village of Woodsville, named for John L. Woods of Wells River, Vermont, was once a very important railroad center. Woods operated a sawmill on the Ammonoosuc River, and developed a railroad supply enterprise following the establishment of the Boston, Concord, and Montreal Railroad. The village of Pike was settled by future employees of the Pike Manufacturing Company, which was, for a time, the world's leading manufacturer of whetstones.
Villages and Place Names: Center Haverhill, East Haverhill, North Haverhill, Pike, Woodsville, Haverhill Corner, Mountain Lakes
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 552 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Haverhill totaled 1,538 over 54 years, from 3,127 in 1960 to 4,665 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 23 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed an 11 percent increase the previous decade. The 2014 Census estimate for Haverhill was 4,665 residents, which ranked 75th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 91.2 persons per square mile of land area. Haverhill contains 51.2 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $4,948,713
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $14,492,196
Zoning Ordinance 2008
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Airport; Heritage; Recreation
Public Library Haverhill Library Association; Patten-North; Pike; Woodsville Free Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time & on-call
Emergency Medical Service Full-time (Woodsville Ambulance)
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville Local 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Woodsville; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier 4 Districts
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes-Private
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Charter; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.47
2015 Equalization Ratio 105.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $32.50
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings74.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings17.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other8.1%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,350
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,661
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 202
Five or More Units in Structure 206
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 281
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 4,665 89,360
2010 4,697 89,118
2000 4,418 81,826
1990 4,230 74,998
1980 3,445 65,806
1970 3,090 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   2,421 Female:   2,244
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 207
Age 5 to 19 721
Age 20 to 34 1,016
Age 35 to 54 1,281
Age 55 to 64 597
Age 65 and over 843
Median Age 42.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 18.7%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $24,910
Median family income $55,714
Median household income $46,892
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,981
Female $29,929
Individuals below the poverty level 14.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,969 2,353
Employed 1,890 2,262
Unemployed 79 91
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 3.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 309 250
Average Weekly Wage $649 $881
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,026 1,308
Average Weekly Wage $540 $667
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,335 1,558
Average Weekly Wage $565 $701
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 776 798
Average Weekly Wage $576 $713
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,111 2,356
Average Weekly Wage $569 $705

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) SAU 23
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career & Technical Center (VT) Region: 4
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 3
Grade Levels P K 1-3 4-8 9-12 6-12
Total Enrollment 233 251 223 53
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 112
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Grafton County Complex County governmental unit 325
Cottage Hospital Health care services 250
Upper Valley Press/Transport Printing, transport 80 1975
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Banking services 100 1889

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 302
State Routes 10, 25, 116, 135
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
Distance 8 miles
Railroad Amtrak Downeaster
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, HaverhillRunway2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 97 miles
Portland, ME 120 miles
Boston, MA 147 miles
New York City, NY 303 miles
Montreal, Quebec 174 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.4%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 2.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 50.6%
Commuting to another NH community 31.7%
Commuting out-of-state 17.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon & Cannon Mountains
Other: North Haverhill Fair; Bedell Bridge Historic Site; 4th July Parade

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

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