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Henniker, NH

henniker New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Henniker Board of Selectmen
Thomas Yennerell, Town Administrator
18 Depot Hill Road
Henniker, NH 03242
Telephone (603) 428-3221
Fax (603) 428-4366
E-mail townadministrator@henniker.org
Web Site www.henniker.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 5:30 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 12 noon, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, last Saturday, 10 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Hillsborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 15
State Representative Merrimack County District 6

Incorporated: 1768
Origin: This area was first known as Number 6, one of a line of settlements running between the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers. Some early settlers were families from Marlborough, Massachusetts, who named it New Marlborough. In 1752 the Masonian Proprietors granted the land to Andrew Todd, who gave it the name Todd's-town. The town was incorporated as Henniker in 1768 by Governor John Wentworth, in honor of Sir John Henniker, a London merchant who had shipping interests in Boston and Portsmouth prior to the Revolution. This town has the distinction of being the only Henniker on earth.
Villages and Place Names: Colby, Henniker Junction, West Henniker, Emerson Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,127 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Henniker totaled 3,149 over 53 years, from 1,636 in 1960 to 4,785 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 44 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, followed by 38 and 28 percent increases, respectively in the next two decades. The 2013 Census estimate for Henniker was 4,785 residents, which ranked 73rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 108.5 persons per square mile of land area. Henniker contains 44.1 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $5,689,404
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $7,166,928
Zoning Ordinance 1973/11
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Water; Checklist; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:Please visit www.henniker.org for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
Public Library Tucker Free

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 15 miles 237

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Cogswell Springs Water Works
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
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) $30.34
2013 Equalization Ratio 103.7
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.07
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,089
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,307
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 366
Five or More Units in Structure 208
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 208
Total Population Community County
2013 4,837 146,761
2010 4,836 146,445
2000 4,444 136,716
1990 4,164 120,618
1980 3,246 98,302
1970 2,348 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,346 Female:   2,493
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 285
Age 5 to 19 1,271
Age 20 to 34 988
Age 35 to 54 1,331
Age 55 to 64 695
Age 65 and over 269
Median Age 34.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94%
Bachelor's degree or higher 45.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $29,325
Median family income $97,500
Median household income $65,429
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,179
Female $37,054
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,477 2,405
Employed 2,393 2,281
Unemployed 84 124
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 5.2%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 443 n
Average Weekly Wage $834 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,076 n
Average Weekly Wage $387 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,518 1,476
Average Weekly Wage $517 $615
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 198 224
Average Weekly Wage $573 $684
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,716 1,700
Average Weekly Wage $524 $624

Schools students attend: Henniker operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of John Stark Regional (Henniker, Weare) SAU 24
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 418
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 165
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England

Pats Peak Ski area 22 year round/600+ Seasonal 1965
New England College Education 216 1946
Michie Corporation Ready mixed concrete, forms, stone 70 1974
Contoocook Artesian Well Water drilling 20
Henniker School District Education 400 1985
Henniker Crushed Stone Stone, sand 23 1972
Patenaude Lumber Lumber 23 1978
Town of Henniker Municipal services 35
HHP, Inc. Pallets, dimension lumber 59 1966

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 9, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway 3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 31 miles
Portland, ME 116 miles
Boston, MA 82 miles
New York City, NY 257 miles
Montreal, Quebec 233 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.6%
Public transportation 0.2%
Walked 9.3%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 9.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 35%
Commuting to another NH community 61.2%
Commuting out-of-state 3.8%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
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
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pats Peak
Other: Canoeing; Kayaking; Community Center; Teen Center; Farmer's Market; Concert series; Riverwalk; Currier & Ives Byway

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/10/2014

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