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Haverhill, NH

haverhill New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Haverhill
Glenn English, 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 through Friday, 9 am - 4:30 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 1,521 over 53 years, from 3,127 in 1960 to 4,648 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 23 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed an 11 percent increase the previous decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Haverhill was 4,648 residents, which ranked 76th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 90.9 persons per square mile of land area. Haverhill contains 51.1 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $4,121,795
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $13,678,240
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

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 PSNH; 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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.24
2013 Equalization Ratio 106.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.20
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings74.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings17.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other8.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,218
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,418
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 233
Five or More Units in Structure 224
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 343
Total Population Community County
2013 4,654 89,181
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,352 Female:   2,321
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 274
Age 5 to 19 723
Age 20 to 34 893
Age 35 to 54 1,309
Age 55 to 64 800
Age 65 and over 674
Median Age 44.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 18.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $21,695
Median family income $53,158
Median household income $43,307
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,554
Female $30,799
Individuals below the poverty level 18.7%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,006 1,975
Employed 1,931 1,855
Unemployed 75 120
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 6.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 358 240
Average Weekly Wage $642 $741
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,081 1,287
Average Weekly Wage $531 $654
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,438 1,527
Average Weekly Wage $558 $668
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 788 788
Average Weekly Wage $529 $711
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,226 2,315
Average Weekly Wage $548 $683

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 and Technical Center, Bradford VT Region: 4
Educational Facilities 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 5-12
Total Enrollment 240 254 251 73
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 10 Total Capacity: 142
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Littleton

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

(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, Haverhill
Runway 2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 96 miles
Portland, ME 121 miles
Boston, MA 147 miles
New York City, NY 302 miles
Montreal, Quebec 174 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.2%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 3.7%
Other Means 0.2%
Worked at home 7.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 41.1%
Commuting to another NH community 33.8%
Commuting out-of-state 25.1%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
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, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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