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New Boston, NH


newboston New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New Boston
Shannon Silver, 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 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 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 4,493 over 55 years, from 925 in 1960 to 5,418 in 2015. 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 2015 Census estimate for New Boston was 5,418 residents, which ranked 61st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 126.1 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.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $4,501,864
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2016 $14,493,679
Zoning Ordinance 1977/15
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Town Clerk; Cemetary; Library
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Energy; Recreation; Road
Public Library Whipple Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 17 miles 266
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 14 miles 240

Utilities
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.71
2015 Equalization Ratio 93.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.02
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.4%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,992
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,796
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 139
Five or More Units in Structure 18
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 39
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 5,418 403,972
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) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   2,770 Female:   2,648
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 338
Age 5 to 19 1,044
Age 20 to 34 790
Age 35 to 54 1,966
Age 55 to 64 827
Age 65 and over 453
Median Age 41.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 38.1%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $40,929
Median family income $106,830
Median household income $97,951
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $62,969
Female $48,277
Individuals below the poverty level 2.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 2,830 3,488
Employed 2,747 3,372
Unemployed 83 116
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 91 95
Average Weekly Wage $733 $779
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 335 465
Average Weekly Wage $606 $888
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 426 560
Average Weekly Wage $633 $870
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 169 190
Average Weekly Wage $636 $858
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 595 750
Average Weekly Wage $634 $867

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K R 1-6
Total Enrollment 525
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 218
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
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
Friendly Beaver Campground Campground
La Cabana Restaurant 10 2015

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, AntrimRunway3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 17 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 15 miles
Portland, ME 112 miles
Boston, MA 65 miles
New York City, NY 236 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 13.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 24.8%
Commuting to another NH community 68.1%
Commuting out-of-state 7.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
Boating/Marinas
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, April 2017. Community Response Received 06/01/16

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