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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 District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District 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 768 over 54 years, from 396 in 1960 to 1,164 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 64 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2014 Census estimate for Hill was 1,164 residents, which ranked 176th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 43.6 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

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:

(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 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 532
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 434
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 27
Five or More Units in Structure 5
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 66
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,164 146,880
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   603 Female:   561
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 44
Age 5 to 19 255
Age 20 to 34 125
Age 35 to 54 418
Age 55 to 64 163
Age 65 and over 159
Median Age 46.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 13.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $24,918
Median family income $71,563
Median household income $60,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $43,711
Female $35,052
Individuals below the poverty level 4.0%

(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 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 31 5
Average Weekly Wage $1,617 $472
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 27 19
Average Weekly Wage $446 $555
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 58 23
Average Weekly Wage $1,066 $538
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 35 35
Average Weekly Wage $371 $458
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 93 58
Average Weekly Wage $805 $490

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 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.8%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 1.9%
Worked at home 5.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 38.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 8.1%
Commuting to another NH community 88.2%
Commuting out-of-state 3.7%
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
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
X Fishing/Hunting
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/20/16

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