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Kingston, NH

kingston New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Kingston Board of Selectmen
Catherine Grant, Administrative Assistnat
163 Main Street, PO Box 716
Kingston, NH 03848
Telephone (603) 642-3342
Fax (603) 642-4108
E-mail admin@kingstonnh.org
Web Site www.kingstonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8:30 am - 8:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 23
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 13, 34

Incorporated: 1694
Origin: Kingston was the fifth town to be established in New Hampshire, and its charter was issued in 1694. The establishment of settlements was made possible by peace treaties with the Indians following the King's War, during the reign of William and Mary. This settlement, set off from Hampton, was chartered as Kingstown, so named in honor of the King of England. Use of the title instead of the King's name was common at the time. Kingston was home to Dr. Josiah Bartlett, president of the state from 1790 to 1794, delegate to the Continental Congress, first signer of the Declaration of Independence, and founder of the New Hampshire Medical Society.
Villages and Place Names: South Kingston, West Kingston, Carriage Towne
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 906 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Kingston was 4,385 over 53 years, from 1,672 in 1960 to 6,057 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 72 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, followed by 43 and 35 percent increases, respectively over the next two decades. The 2013 Census estimate for Kingston was 6,057 residents, which ranked 55th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 305.1 persons per square mile of land area. Kingston contains 19.9 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $5,535,520
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $13,219,894
Zoning Ordinance 1955/11
Master Plan 2013
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board/Bldg Inspector
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Budget; Selectmen; Planning; Library; Checklist; Trust Funds; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Highway Safety; Historic District; Historical Museum; Kingston Days; Recreation
Public Library Nichols Memorial

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 8 miles 99

Electric Supplier Unitil; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
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 Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.28
2013 Equalization Ratio 100.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.21
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings11.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,582
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,970
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 277
Five or More Units in Structure 165
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 170
Total Population Community County
2013 6,057 297,728
2010 6,025 295,223
2000 5,905 278,748
1990 5,563 246,744
1980 4,111 190,345
1970 2,882 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    2,811 Female:    3,246
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 355
Age 5 to 19 1,187
Age 20 to 34 1,061
Age 35 to 54 1,666
Age 55 to 64 947
Age 65 and over 841
Median Age 42.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,266
Median family income $73,104
Median household income $65,579
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $52,679
Female $42,368
Individuals below the poverty level 4.4%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 3,407 3,538
Employed 3,211 3,280
Unemployed 196 258
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 7.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 112 131
Average Weekly Wage $833 $1,058
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,140 1,047
Average Weekly Wage $554 $641
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,252 1,178
Average Weekly Wage $579 $687
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 223 316
Average Weekly Wage $655 $798
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,475 1,493
Average Weekly Wage $590 $710

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Sanborn Regional (Kingston, Newton) SAU 17
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter Region: 18
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 661 723
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 118
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH; Northern Essex (MA)

Sanborn Regional School District Education 353 1966
Sears Logistics Warehouse, appliances 96 1992
Town of Kingston Municipal services 147 1694
1686 Kingston House Restaurant Restaurant 60 1686
Northland Forest Lumber 45 1970
TD Bank Banking services 12 1973
Safeway Transportation Co Inc Bus transportation services 140 1980
Landscapers Depot Landscaping center 50 1993

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 107, 107A, 111, 125
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-495 (MA), Exit 51
Distance 10 miles
Railroad Yes
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton Airfield
Runway 2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 29 miles
Portland, ME 74 miles
Boston, MA 46 miles
New York City, NY 251 miles
Montreal, Quebec 284 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.8%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 0.1%
Other Means 0.9%
Worked at home 8.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 26.5%
Commuting to another NH community 62.2%
Commuting out-of-state 11.3%
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
X 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
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Historical Buildings; Kingston State Beach; Kingston Days; Town Forests

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/16/14

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