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Hillsborough, NH


hillsborough New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hillsborough
Laura Buono, Town Administrator
School Street, PO Box 7
Hillsborough, NH 03244
Telephone (603) 464-3877
Fax (603) 464-4270
E-mail hillsboro@hillsboroughnh.net
Web Site www.town.hillsborough.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4:45 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 6:45 pm, last Saturday, 10 am - 11:45 am

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Hillsborough, NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 1, 38

Incorporated: 1772
Origin: This area was first granted in 1735 by Massachusetts Governor Jonathan Belcher as Number 7, one of nine towns set up as defense barriers against Indian attacks. Following the 1741 establishment the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Number 7 became part of the lands being granted by the Masonian Proprietors. The township was known as Hillsborough, probably for Colonel John Hill, who had purchased the Number 7 grant from the original grant holders, and in 1748 came to agreement with the Masonian Proprietors about settlement. Hillsborough is the birthplace of Franklin Pierce, fourteenth President of the United States, the only President from New Hampshire.
Villages and Place Names: Hillsboro Center, Hillsboro Lower Village, Hillsboro Upper Village, Bridge Village
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 798 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hillsborough totaled 3,684 over 54 years, from 2,310 in 1960 to 5,994 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change came between 1980 and 1990, when the population increased by 37 percent. The 2014 Census estimate for Hillsborough was 5,994 residents, which ranked 56th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 137.2 persons per square mile of land area. Hillsborough contains 43.7 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $7,154,910
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $8,205,912
Zoning Ordinance 1976/14
Master Plan 2009
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery; Checklist; Trust Funds; Water & Sewer
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Parks & Recreation; Economic Development
Public Library Fuller Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Full & part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 23 miles 237
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 19 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hillsborough Water Works; Emerald Lake
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Granite State; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.56
2014 Equalization Ratio $104.5
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.39
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings$76.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings$15.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other$7.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,760
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,126
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 319
Five or More Units in Structure 17
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 298
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2014 5,994 402,776
2010 6,011 400,721
2000 4,950 382,384
1990 4,708 336,549
1980 3,437 276,608
1970 2,775 223,941
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   2,826 Female:   3,168
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 350
Age 5 to 19 1,422
Age 20 to 34 904
Age 35 to 54 1,689
Age 55 to 64 819
Age 65 and over 810
Median Age 37.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 23.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) ANNUAL INCOME, 2014
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $26,424
Median family income $64,297
Median household income $55,574
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $57,321
Female $46,154
Individuals below the poverty level 11.8%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 2,504 2,912
Employed 2,399 2,781
Unemployed 105 131
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,698 1,439
Average Weekly Wage $722 $833
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 70 166
Average Weekly Wage $592 $784
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,768 1,605
Average Weekly Wage $717 $828
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative (Deering, Hillsborough) SAU 34
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 525 282 409 21
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 137
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Northeast Catholic College

LARGEST BUSINESSES* PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Osram-Sylvania Automotive lighting 700 1971
Hillsboro-Deering School District Education 431
Town of Hillsborough Municipal services 95 1772
Barrett & Gould Sheet metal working 10 1997
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 140 2003
McDonalds Restaurant 40
Tooky Mills Restaurant 30
High Tide Seasonal restaurant 35
Rite Aid Pharmacy 18
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 9, 31, 149
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
Distance 14 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 32 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 28 miles
Portland, ME 122 miles
Boston, MA 80 miles
New York City, NY 250 miles
Montreal, Quebec 250 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 8.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 36.0%
Commuting to another NH community 62.5%
Commuting out-of-state 1.5%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
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
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Franklin Pierce Homestead; Fox State Forest, Historic Stone Arch Bridges; Swimming Lake

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, January 2016.
Community Response Received 06/26/15

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