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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 - 12 noon; 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 1,868 over 53 years, from 585 in 1960 to 2,453 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 55 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Mont Vernon was 2,453 residents, which ranked 125th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 145.8 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $2,113,510
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

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

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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.45
2013 Equalization Ratio 107.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.26
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings98.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 881
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 792
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 6
Five or More Units in Structure 24
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 59
Total Population Community County
2013 2,453 402,979
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    1,228 Female:    1,225
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 109
Age 5 to 19 619
Age 20 to 34 256
Age 35 to 54 839
Age 55 to 64 343
Age 65 and over 287
Median Age 44.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 49.1%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,347
Median family income $95,545
Median household income $95,203
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $76,765
Female $37,596
Individuals below the poverty level 7.6%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,266 1,387
Employed 1,211 1,327
Unemployed 55 60
Unemployment Rate 4.3% 4.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 19
Average Weekly Wage n $496
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 46
Average Weekly Wage n $1,431
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 106 65
Average Weekly Wage $1,379 $1,155
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 78 69
Average Weekly Wage $407 $615
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 184 134
Average Weekly Wage $967 $877

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 188
2014 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

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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 5.3%
Other Means 6.4%
Worked at home 10.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 30.6%
Commuting to another NH community 66.2%
Commuting out-of-state 3.2%
Municipal Parks
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
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, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/22/14

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