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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 MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate 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 4,386 over 52 years, from 1,672 in 1960 to 6,058 in 2012. 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 2012 Census estimate for Kingston was 6,058 residents, which ranked 55th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 306.6 persons per square mile of land area. Kingston contains 19.7 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $9,147,658
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012 $13,419,546
Zoning Ordinance 1955/11
Master Plan 2009
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

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

UTILITIES
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.64
2012 Equalization Ratio 115.6
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.80
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings87.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings10.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,466
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,961
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 264
Five or More Units in Structure 115
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 126
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 6,058 297,820
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,837 Female:   3,210
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 435
Age 5 to 19 1,081
Age 20 to 34 1,011
Age 35 to 54 1,703
Age 55 to 64 1,082
Age 65 and over 735
Median Age 42 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,025
Median family income $77,942
Median household income $70,389
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,625
Female $39,440
Individuals below the poverty level 5.7%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 3,557 3,532
Employed 3,320 3,263
Unemployed 237 269
Unemployment Rate 6.7% 7.6%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 137 118
Average Weekly Wage $736 $933
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,100 991
Average Weekly Wage $576 $616
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,237 1,110
Average Weekly Wage $594 $650
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 240 320
Average Weekly Wage $573 $766
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,477 1,430
Average Weekly Wage $591 $676
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 636 728
2013 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)

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
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
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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.9%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 17.2%
Commuting to another NH community 52.8%
Commuting out-of-state 30.0%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
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
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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