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Newbury, NH


newbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newbury
Dennis J. Pavlicek, Town Administrator
PO Box 296
Newbury, NH 03255
Telephone (603) 763-4940
Fax (603) 763-5298
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.newburynh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 1 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Merrimack County District 5

Incorporated: 1778
Origin: Situated at the south end of Lake Sunapee, this town has had many names. The original grant by the Masonian Proprietors in 1753 named it Dantzic, after the Baltic seaport. A separate grant on adjoining land, the first provincial grant in 1754, was called Hereford, in honor of Edward Devereaux, Viscount Hereford. The grant was renewed in 1772 as Fishersfield, after Governor John Wentworth's brother-in-law John Fisher, and included both the Dantzic and Hereford grants. Fishersfield was incorporated in 1778 upon request of residents. The name was changed to Newbury in 1837, as suggested by settlers originally from Newbury, Massachusetts.
Villages and Place Names: Blodgett Landing, Edgemont, Mount Sunapee, Pine Cliff, South Newbury, Box Corner, Chalk Pond
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 331 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newbury totaled 1,407 over 54 years, from 342 in 1960 to 1,749 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 49 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2014 Census estimate for Newbury was 1,749 residents, which ranked 148th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 48.8 persons per square mile of land area. Newbury contains 35.8 square miles of land area and 2.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $4,314,707
Budget: School Appropriations, Regional School District
Zoning Ordinance 1958/16
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Newbury Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 8 miles 25

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Chalk Pond; private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Limited
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.28
2015 Equalization Ratio 97.2
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.78
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.8%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,620
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,568
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 41
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 11
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,749 146,880
2010 2,072 146,445
2000 1,712 136,716
1990 1,351 120,618
1980 961 98,302
1970 509 80,925
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   933 Female:   816
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 55
Age 5 to 19 282
Age 20 to 34 166
Age 35 to 54 556
Age 55 to 64 279
Age 65 and over 411
Median Age 49.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 43.1%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $36,159
Median family income $80,000
Median household income $64,107
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $56,034
Female $42,614
Individuals below the poverty level 6.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,062 1,118
Employed 1,037 1,082
Unemployed 25 36
Unemployment Rate 2.4% 3.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 21 155
Average Weekly Wage $709 $1,034
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 461 2,307
Average Weekly Wage $324 $820
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 482 2,462
Average Weekly Wage $341 $834
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 37 226
Average Weekly Wage $534 $697
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 519 2,688
Average Weekly Wage $355 $822

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Mount Sunapee Resort Recreation area 150+ 1947
Baker Hill Golf Club Golf Course 20+ 2002
Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge Motel 25 2000

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 103, 103A, 103B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 12 - 12A
Distance 8 miles; 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 34 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 39 miles
Portland, ME 131 miles
Boston, MA 89 miles
New York City, NY 267 miles
Montreal, Quebec 228 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.7%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 10.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.7 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 26.6%
Commuting to another NH community 67.2%
Commuting out-of-state 6.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee
   
Other: Fells Historic Site; Stoney Brook Sanctuary; NH Craftsman Fair; Newbury Old Home Day

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/09/16

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