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New Boston, NH

New Boston 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 s.silver@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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Manchester NH Metro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
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: 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 4,446 over 52 years, from 925 in 1960 to 5,371 in 2012. 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 2012 Census estimate for New Boston was 5,371 residents, which ranked 61st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 124.2 persons per square mile of land area. New Boston contains 42.8 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $3,131,113
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $12,573,692
Zoning Ordinance 1977/13
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 279
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 14 miles 233

Electric Supplier PSNH
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
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.03
2012 Equalization Ratio 102.8
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.64
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,957
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,681
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 212
Five or More Units in Structure 7
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 57
Total Population Community County
2012 5,371 402,922
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,642 Female:   2,651
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 257
Age 5 to 19 1,237
Age 20 to 34 881
Age 35 to 54 1,664
Age 55 to 64 847
Age 65 and over 407
Median Age 40 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $40,468
Median family income $101,406
Median household income $93,940
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $65,685
Female $44,415
Individuals below the poverty level 2.3%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 2,672 3,216
Employed 2,572 3,057
Unemployed 100 159
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 4.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 78 106
Average Weekly Wage $678 $667
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 349 378
Average Weekly Wage $504 $759
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 426 484
Average Weekly Wage $535 $739
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 128 184
Average Weekly Wage $473 $819
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 555 669
Average Weekly Wage $521 $761
n = indicates that the 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): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K R 1-6
Total Enrollment 554
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 223
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

(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 80.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.2%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 8.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 23.6%
Commuting to another NH community 70.5%
Commuting out-of-state 5.9%
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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