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Mont Vernon, NH


Mont Vernon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Mont Vernon
Laurie Brown, Secretary to Selectmen
1 South Main Street, PO Box 444
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
Telephone (603) 673-6080
Fax (603) 673-5995
E-mail townofmontvernon@comcast.net
Web Site www.montvernonnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, 5 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon; Tax Collector: Monday, 5 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 5
State Senate District 9
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 5, 40

Incorporated: 1803
Origin: This town started as the northwest parish of Amherst. Residents of the parish felt that their homes were too far from the courthouse in Amherst, making travel to town meetings very inconvenient. Mont Vernon was incorporated by legislature in 1803. The name was probably in honor of George Washington's Virginia estate, which got its name from Admiral Edward Vernon. George Washington's brother, Lawrence, the original owner of the estate, served under Admiral Vernon as an officer. Although probably not the reason for selecting this name, Admiral Vernon was also a close friend of Governor Wentworth.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 762 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Mont Vernon totaled 1,838 over 52 years, from 585 in 1960 to 2,423 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 55 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2012 Census estimate for Mont Vernon was 2,423 residents, which ranked 122nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 145.0 persons per square mile of land area. Mont Vernon contains 16.6 square miles of land area and 0.08 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $2,012,045
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $4,629,893
Zoning Ordinance 1963/10
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Treasurer; Cemetery; Town clerk; Tax Collector; Welfare, Treasurer, Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Recreation; Historic District; Beautification
Public Library Daland Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 15 miles 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 16 miles 144
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 16 miles 233

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Wilton
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
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.54
2012 Equalization Ratio 110.6
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.38
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings98.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 859
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 811
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 7
Five or More Units in Structure 8
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 33
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 2,423 402,922
2010 2,409 400,721
2000 2,057 382,384
1990 1,832 336,549
1980 1,444 276,608
1970 906 223,941
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,185 Female:   1,216
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 75
Age 5 to 19 652
Age 20 to 34 223
Age 35 to 54 866
Age 55 to 64 344
Age 65 and over 241
Median Age 43 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 50.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,148
Median family income $94,492
Median household income $93,828
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $76,779
Female $37,130
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 1,233 1,375
Employed 1,181 1,312
Unemployed 52 63
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4.6%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 19
Average Weekly Wage n $480
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 41
Average Weekly Wage n $991
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n 59
Average Weekly Wage n $832
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 74 68
Average Weekly Wage $410 $639
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 128
Average Weekly Wage n $728
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Mont Vernon operates grades K-6; grades 7-8 are tuitioned to Amherst; grades 9-12 are part of Souhegan Cooperative (Amherst; Mont Vernon) SAU 39
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur H. Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS & Applied Technology Center, Milford; Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 195
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Mount Washington College; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Information Unlimited, Inc. Science educational devices 12 1972
Mont Vernon Design Design services 2 1984

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 13
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-293, Exit 4
Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway 6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 19 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 17 miles
Portland, ME 113 miles
Boston, MA 59 miles
New York City, NY 230 miles
Montreal, Quebec 268 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.8%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 9.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 14.9%
Commuting to another NH community 74.2%
Commuting out-of-state 10.9%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre, Pats Peak, Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Lamson Farm; Purgatory Falls

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/10/13

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