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Hill, NH


hill New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hill
Board of Selectmen
30 Crescent Street, Suite 1
Hill, NH 03243
Telephone (603) 934-1094
Fax (603) 934-2011
E-mail hillselectmen@comcast.net
Web Site www.townofhillnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday, 1 pm - 6 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 5 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Franklin, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 2
State Representative Merrimack County District 2

Incorporated: 1778
Origin: First granted in 1753 to a group of settlers from Chester, New Hampshire, this town was known as New Chester. In 1837, the town was renamed in honor of Isaac Hill, who served as governor and as a senator during President James Buchanan's administration. In 1937, Hill residents learned that their village was to become a flood control reservoir for the Franklin Falls dam project. Citizens purchased land on higher ground, and began planning a new village. By June 1941 the new town hall and school were completed, along with the streets, water system, and 30 houses.
Villages and Place Names: Hill Center, Murray Hill, South Alexandria
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 312 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hill totaled 777 over 55 years, from 396 in 1960 to 1,173 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 64 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2015 Census estimate for Hill was 1,173 residents, which ranked 176th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 44.0 persons per square mile of land area. Hill contains 26.7 square miles of land area and 0.06 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $1,072,040
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $2,124,998
Zoning Ordinance 1973/06
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Planning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Hill Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 8 miles 35

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hill Water Works
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.95
2015 Equalization Ratio 98.4
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.91
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings87.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other11.0%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 530
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 470
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 17
Five or More Units in Structure 4
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 39
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 1,173 147,262
2010 1,089 146,445
2000 996 136,716
1990 817 120,618
1980 736 98,302
1970 450 80,925
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   604 Female:   569
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 59
Age 5 to 19 248
Age 20 to 34 139
Age 35 to 54 375
Age 55 to 64 178
Age 65 and over 174
Median Age 46.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 18.0%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $24,788
Median family income $70,625
Median household income $64,028
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $43,882
Female $34,583
Individuals below the poverty level 5.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 639 550
Employed 621 525
Unemployed 18 25
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 23 4
Average Weekly Wage $1,375 $560
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 28 18
Average Weekly Wage $406 $585
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 51 22
Average Weekly Wage $838 $580
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 34 33
Average Weekly Wage $381 $522
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 86 55
Average Weekly Wage $655 $546

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Hill operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Franklin SAU 18
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center (Laconia); Winnisquam Agricultural Programs Region: 8
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 64
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 17
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Colby-Sawyer

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 3A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
Distance 12 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, BristolRunway1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 40 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 43 miles
Portland, ME 135 miles
Boston, MA 93 miles
New York City, NY 293 miles
Montreal, Quebec 234 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.2%
Public transportation 1.4%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 2.6%
Worked at home 4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 39.0 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 7.3%
Commuting to another NH community 89.1%
Commuting out-of-state 3.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
   
Other: Wade State Forest; Old Hill Village

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/20/16

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