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Hooksett, NH

hooksett New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hooksett
Dean Shankle, Town Administrator
35 Main Street
Hooksett, NH 03106-1397
Telephone (603) 485-8472
Fax (603) 485-4423
E-mail dshankle@hooksett.org
Web Site www.hooksett.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Tax Collector: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, second and fourth Wednesday, until 6 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 16
State Representative Merrimack County District 24

Incorporated: 1822
Origin: First known as Chester Woods and Rowe's Corner, this town was called Hooksett for nearly fifty years before being incorporated. The name may have come from a hook-shaped island in the Merrimack or from early fishermen, who called the area Hookline Falls. It was also known as Isle au Hooksett and Isle au Hooksett Falls. Rocky ledges flank the Merrimack River as it passes through, and there were cross-river ferries located here, as well as lumber mills and a brick-making establishment powered by the falls. In 1794, the lottery-funded Hooksett Canal became part of the transportation facilities of the Amoskeag cotton mills in Manchester.
Villages and Place Names: Martin, Martins Corner, Martins Ferry, Rowes Corner, South Hooksett
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 880 residents in 1830
Population Trends: Population change for Hooksett totaled 9,878 over 53 years, from 3,713 in 1960 to 13,591 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 50 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Hooksett was 13,591 residents, which ranked 21st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 375.5 persons per square mile of land area. Hooksett contains 36.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Administrator & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015-2016 $16,779,749
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $30,951,841
Zoning Ordinance 1957/14
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Engineering Consultant
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Town Council; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Sewer; Checklist; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Heritage; Parks & Recreation; Recycling & Transfer
Public Library Hooksett Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal & private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 8 miles 296
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 8 miles 240

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Central Water; Hooksett Village Water; Manchester Water; Pembroke Water
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.83
2014 Equalization Ratio 90.2
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.20
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings66.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings29.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.1%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 5,216
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 4,299
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 248
Five or More Units in Structure 459
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 210
Total Population Community County
2013 13,591 146,807
2010 13,451 146,445
2000 11,784 136,716
1990 9,034 120,618
1980 7,303 98,302
1970 5,564 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   6,322 Female:   7,269
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 659
Age 5 to 19 2,702
Age 20 to 34 2,489
Age 35 to 54 4,140
Age 55 to 64 1,783
Age 65 and over 1,818
Median Age 40.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 34,355
Median family income 96,469
Median household income 81,792
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 57,228
Female 45,116
Individuals below the poverty level 2.5%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 7,616 8,406
Employed 7,376 8,088
Unemployed 240.0 318
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 3.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,715 1,763
Average Weekly Wage $1,044 $1,410
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 5,466 6,883
Average Weekly Wage $689 $828
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 7,181 8,646
Average Weekly Wage $773 $946
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 580 640
Average Weekly Wage $596 $772
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 7,761 9,286
Average Weekly Wage $760 $934
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Hooksett operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Manchester SAU 15
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology; Concord Regional Technical Center; Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE; Salem HS Career & Technical Ed Ctr Region: 11; 15; 17
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8
Total Enrollment 927 483
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 15 Total Capacity: 931
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Southern NH University; Mount Washington College; St. Anselm; UNH-Manchester

GE Aviation Jet engine parts 800 1966
Southern NH University Education 700 1972
United Healthcare Health insurance services 500
Cigna Health Care Health Insurance services 249
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 249
Target Retail store 249
Bass Pro Shop Retail store 206 2014
Pro Con Inc Construction 153 1980
Cummings Printing Printing services 150 1993
Merchants Automotive Group Car sales, rentals, & service 150 1962
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 3A, 28, 28 Bypass
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 9 - 11
Distance Local access
Railroad Guilford Transportation
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway 9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 15 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 9 miles
Portland, ME 101 miles
Boston, MA 59 miles
New York City, NY 264 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 3.2%
Other Means 1.8%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 23.5%
Commuting to another NH community 69%
Commuting out-of-state 7.5%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X 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
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Youth Lacrosse; Old Home Day; Amoskeag Rowing Club

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/11/15

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