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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 3,718 over 53 years, from 2,310 in 1960 to 6,028 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change came between 1980 and 1990, when the population increased by 37 percent. The 2013 Census estimate for Hillsborough was 6,028 residents, which ranked 56th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 137.9 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $8,224,923
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $4,707,370
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

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

Electric Supplier PSNH
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.06
2013 Equalization Ratio 102.9
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.42
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings77.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,809
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,211
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 288
Five or More Units in Structure 116
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 194
Total Population Community County
2013 6,000 402,922
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,654 Female:   3,312
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 345
Age 5 to 19 1,217
Age 20 to 34 1,013
Age 35 to 54 1,692
Age 55 to 64 809
Age 65 and over 890
Median Age 37.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 86.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $24,157
Median family income $57,420
Median household income $55,077
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $45,594
Female $36,703
Individuals below the poverty level 13.5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,477 2,800
Employed 2,373 2,640
Unemployed 104 160
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 5.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
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 1,689 1,424
Average Weekly Wage $690 $863
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 77 165
Average Weekly Wage $539 $741
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,766 1,589
Average Weekly Wage $683 $851

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative (Deering, Hillsborough) SAU 34
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology 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 554 280 409 19
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 161
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Magdalen

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

(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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.7%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 4.1%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 10.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 27.1%
Commuting to another NH community 68.3%
Commuting out-of-state 4.6%
X Municipal Parks
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
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, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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