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New Boston, NH

newboston New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New Boston
Nicola Strong, Planning Coordinator
PO Box 250
New Boston, NH 03070
Telephone (603) 487-2500 x142
Fax (603) 487-2975
E-mail n.strong@newbostonnh.gov
Web Site www.newbostonnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 12 noon - 7 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, 9 am - 2:30 pm; Planning: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
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: 1763
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1736 by Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts to John Simpson and others who were soldiers, or their heirs, engaged in the 1690 Canada Expedition. For a time, the town was known as Lanestown or Piscataquog Township. In 1748, the Masonian Proprietors confirmed the grant. Not all the grantees took claim, and in 1751 the territory was granted to Job Lewis and others. In 1763, Governor Benning Wentworth formally adopted the long-used name of New Boston.
Villages and Place Names: Klondike Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,202 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New Boston totaled 4,425 over 53 years, from 925 in 1960 to 5,350 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 66 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the second largest was a 50 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for New Boston was 5,350 residents, which ranked 61st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 124.5 persons per square mile of land area. New Boston contains 43.0 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $4,609,660
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $14,365,990
Zoning Ordinance 1977/15
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Library; Cemetery
Public Library Whipple Free

Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 17 miles 296
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 14 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 PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.45
2014 Equalization Ratio 96.7
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.60
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.2%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,957
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,760
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 122
Five or More Units in Structure 9
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 66
Total Population Community County
2013 5,350 402,979
2010 5,321 400,721
2000 4,190 382,384
1990 3,198 336,549
1980 1,928 276,608
1970 1,390 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   2,695 Female:   2,655
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 249
Age 5 to 19 1,109
Age 20 to 34 886
Age 35 to 54 1,866
Age 55 to 64 882
Age 65 and over 358
Median Age 40.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 43,515
Median family income 104,348
Median household income 98,684
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 67,238
Female 47,179
Individuals below the poverty level 2.5%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 2,830 3,488
Employed 2,747 3,372
Unemployed 83.0 116
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 79 84
Average Weekly Wage $733 $733
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 343 439
Average Weekly Wage $563 $832
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 423 523
Average Weekly Wage $595 $817
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 160 185
Average Weekly Wage $617 $843
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 582 708
Average Weekly Wage $601 $824
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: New Boston operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Goffstown SAU 19
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center; Manchester School of Technology Region: 11; 15
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K R 1-6
Total Enrollment 547
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 227
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Mount Washington College; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

Molly's Restaurant/Gravity Tavern Restaurant & pub 20 1979
Strong Beginnings Learning Center Day care services 12 1988
Daniel's Garage Propane, oil, drilling, blasting 12
Mr. Gee's Tire Corp. Tires 10 1976
Dodge's General Store Convenience store 8 1872
Dodge Farms Agriculture 6 1918
TD Bank Banking services 6 1992
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 13, 77, 136
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-293, Exit 4
Distance 14 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway 3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 17 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 15 miles
Portland, ME 114 miles
Boston, MA 67 miles
New York City, NY 236 miles
Montreal, Quebec 261 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.1%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 13.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 25.9%
Commuting to another NH community 67.3%
Commuting out-of-state 6.8%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
Other: Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair; Deland Forest Sanctuary; Fourth of July Parade

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 08/14/15

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