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Hopkinton, NH

hopkinton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hopkinton
Neal A. Cass, Town Administrator
330 Main Street
Hopkinton, NH 03229
Telephone (603) 746-3170
Fax (603) 746-2952
E-mail selectmen@hopkinton-nh.gov
Web Site www.hopkinton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours All Offices: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 5:30 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 15
State Representative Merrimack County District 10

Incorporated: 1765
Origin: This area was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 as New Hampshire Number 5, one in a line of settlements between the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers. The settlers, who were from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, renamed the town New Hopkinton. The town was incorporated as Hopkinton by the New Hampshire governor and council in 1765. Setting the pattern for future towns, settlers were required to build homes, fence in their acreage, plant it with English grass, and provide a home for a minister, all within seven years. Contoocook village, a substantial portion of the town, was named for a tribe of Penacook Indians who once lived there, as was the Contoocook River which flows through the town.
Villages and Place Names: Contoocook, Hatfield Corner, Tyler, West Hopkinton, Barton's Corner, Drew Lake, Blackwater District, Gould Hill District
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,715 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hopkinton totaled 3,369 over 53 years, from 2,225 in 1960 to 5,594 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 35 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, also, 28 and 25 percent increases, respectively over the next two decades. The 2013 Census estimate for Hopkinton was 5,594 residents, which ranked 59th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 129.3 persons per square mile of land area,which tied with Wolfeboro. Hopkinton contains 43.3 square miles of land area and 1.8 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015-2016 $6,916,930
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $18,716,631
Zoning Ordinance 1964/15
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; School; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Recycling; Recreation; Economic Development; CIP
Public Library Hopkinton Town

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 6 miles 237

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Concord Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Contoocook/Hopkinton Village Precinct
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; 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
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $32.56
2014 Equalization Ratio 94.8
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.04
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,381
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,052
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 140
Five or More Units in Structure 125
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 64
Total Population Community County
2013 5,594 146,807
2010 5,589 146,445
2000 5,412 136,716
1990 4,816 120,618
1980 3,861 98,302
1970 3,007 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   2,816 Female:   2,778
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 186
Age 5 to 19 1,144
Age 20 to 34 775
Age 35 to 54 1,597
Age 55 to 64 893
Age 65 and over 999
Median Age 45.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 57.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 41,471
Median family income 89,090
Median household income 81,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 54,145
Female 45,921
Individuals below the poverty level 3.1%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 2,889 3,383
Employed 2,799 3,287
Unemployed 90.0 96
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 2.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 297 326
Average Weekly Wage $614 $929
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,201 1,009
Average Weekly Wage $714 $759
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,497 1,335
Average Weekly Wage $694 $800
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 288 300
Average Weekly Wage $668 $886
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,785 1,635
Average Weekly Wage $690 $816
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Hopkinton operates grades K-12 SAU 66
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6 7-8 9-12 4-12
Total Enrollment 475 129 268 14
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 96
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Northeast Catholic College; UNH School of Law

Yankee Book Peddler Wholesale book distributor 220
McLane's NE distribution center 200
Hopkinton School District Education 160
Milton CAT Heavy machine equipment 65
Camp Methodias Childrens' camp 60
HMC Corporation Sawmill machinery 48
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 9, 103, 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 4 - 6
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway 6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 22 miles
Portland, ME 114 miles
Boston, MA 72 miles
New York City, NY 277 miles
Montreal, Quebec 237 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.6%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 13.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 29.6%
Commuting to another NH community 6.8%
Commuting out-of-state 4.6%
X Municipal Parks
X 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
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
Other: Covered Bridge; Hopkinton State Fair; Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Elm Brook Park; Hawthorne Forest; John Brockway Nature Preserve; Farmer's Market; Myron Chase Wildlife Sanctuary; Stevens Trail; Beech Hill Farmstand & Ice Cream Barn; Contoocook River Forest; Spirit Skateboard Park; Kimball Pond Cabins; Hopkinton-Everett Lake; Gould Hill Orchard; Russells Organic Blueberry Farm; Smith Pond Bog

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/26/15

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