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Hill, NH

hill New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hill
Board of Selectmen
30 Crescent Street, PO Box 236
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, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Plymouth 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 692 over 53 years, from 396 in 1960 to 1,088 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 64 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2013 Census estimate for Hill was 1,088 residents, which tied with Bridgewater, ranking 182nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 40.8 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,080,789
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $1,319,649
Zoning Ordinance 1973/06
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Library; Zoning; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Hill Public

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 8 miles 25

Electric Supplier PSNH; 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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.39
2013 Equalization Ratio 138.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.38
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other9.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 505
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 421
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 26
Five or More Units in Structure 7
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 51
Total Population Community County
2013 1,089 146,761
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   617 Female:   593
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 63
Age 5 to 19 315
Age 20 to 34 131
Age 35 to 54 430
Age 55 to 64 158
Age 65 and over 113
Median Age 43.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $24,656
Median family income $73,333
Median household income $58,571
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $47,381
Female $33,472
Individuals below the poverty level 4.6%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 628 599
Employed 602 569
Unemployed 26 30
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 30 n
Average Weekly Wage $1,042 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 35 n
Average Weekly Wage $423 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 65 23
Average Weekly Wage $707 $521
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 31 38
Average Weekly Wage $484 $399
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 96 60
Average Weekly Wage $636 $444

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, Tilton Region: 8
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 79
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 80
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Colby-Sawyer

Not Available

(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, Bristol
Runway 1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 40 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 48 miles
Portland, ME 140 miles
Boston, MA 98 miles
New York City, NY 303 miles
Montreal, Quebec 234 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.5%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 5.4%
Worked at home 5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 10.8%
Commuting to another NH community 87.6%
Commuting out-of-state 1.6%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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, November 2014.
Community Response Received 7/9/2014

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