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Mont Vernon, NH

montvernon 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 - 11 am; Tax Collector: Monday, 5 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District 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 1,923 over 54 years, from 585 in 1960 to 2,508 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 55 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2014 Census estimate for Mont Vernon was 2,508 residents, which ranked 121st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 149.0 persons per square mile of land area. Mont Vernon contains 16.8 square miles of land area and 0.08 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $2,229,700
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $4,241,108
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 163
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 16 miles 126
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 16 miles 240

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.45
2015 Equalization Ratio 96.3
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.23
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings97.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 905
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 816
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 6
Five or More Units in Structure 20
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 63
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 2,508 402,776
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   1,240 Female:   1,268
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 105
Age 5 to 19 662
Age 20 to 34 218
Age 35 to 54 891
Age 55 to 64 288
Age 65 and over 344
Median Age 44.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 53.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $39,279
Median family income $93,841
Median household income $93,841
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $75,417
Female $41,541
Individuals below the poverty level 8.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,281 1,429
Employed 1,242 1,377
Unemployed 39 52
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 16
Average Weekly Wage n $566
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 71
Average Weekly Wage n $1,519
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 142 87
Average Weekly Wage $1,380 $1,344
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 63 71
Average Weekly Wage $527 $631
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 205 158
Average Weekly Wage $1,117 $1,023

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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): Milford HS & Applied Technology Center; Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Center (Hudson); Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 192
2016 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

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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, NashuaRunway6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 19 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 19 miles
Portland, ME 113 miles
Boston, MA 59 miles
New York City, NY 229 miles
Montreal, Quebec 258 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.3%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 8.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 11.7%
Commuting to another NH community 76.6%
Commuting out-of-state 11.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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
X Fishing/Hunting
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/18/16

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