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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 Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 5:30 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-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 3,370 over 53 years, from 2,225 in 1960 to 5,595 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 5,595 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. Hopkinton contains 43.3 square miles of land area and 1.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $9,463,148
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $13,709,836
Zoning Ordinance 1964/12
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
Public Library Hopkinton Town

EMERGENCY SERVICES
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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; 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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.74
2013 Equalization Ratio 107.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.74
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,431
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,176
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 135
Five or More Units in Structure 53
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 67
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 5,597 146,761
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,981 Female:   2,627
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 265
Age 5 to 19 1,121
Age 20 to 34 628
Age 35 to 54 1,723
Age 55 to 64 886
Age 65 and over 985
Median Age 45.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 55.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $40,580
Median family income $88,796
Median household income $84,911
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $53,806
Female $45,656
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,927 2,942
Employed 2,837 2,820
Unemployed 90 122
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 4.1%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 271 312
Average Weekly Wage $612 $907
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,252 1,029
Average Weekly Wage $663 $750
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,523 1,341
Average Weekly Wage $654 $786
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 298 298
Average Weekly Wage $614 $862
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,821 1,638
Average Weekly Wage $647 $800

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Hopkinton operates grades K-12 SAU 66
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology 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 8-Jul 12-Sep 8-Jun
Total Enrollment 479 127 299 14
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 95
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Magdalen; UNH School of Law

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
McLane's NE distribution center 200
Yankee Book Peddler Wholesale book distributor 220
Hopkinton School District Education 160
Milton CAT Heavy machine equipment 65
Camp Methodias Childrens' camp 60
HMC Corporation Sawmill machinery 48

(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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.8%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 9.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 26.4%
Commuting to another NH community 67.9%
Commuting out-of-state 5.7%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
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
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, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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