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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 townadmin@newburynh.org
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 1,618 over 53 years, from 342 in 1960 to 1,960 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 49 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Newbury was 1,960 residents, which ranked 140th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 54.7 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $4,282,862
Budget: School Appropriations, Regional School District
Zoning Ordinance 1958/11
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

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

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 Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.49
2014 Equalization Ratio 90.6
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.00
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,622
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,571
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 37
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 14
Total Population Community County
2013 1,960 146,807
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   983 Female:   977
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 120
Age 5 to 19 295
Age 20 to 34 208
Age 35 to 54 579
Age 55 to 64 356
Age 65 and over 402
Median Age 48.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 67.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 33,997
Median family income 78,750
Median household income 70,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 56,991
Female 41,563
Individuals below the poverty level 6.6%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 1,062 1,118
Employed 1,037 1,082
Unemployed 25.0 36
Unemployment Rate 2.4% 3.2%

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
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

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 Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2015 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

Mount Sunapee Resort Recreation area 150+ 1947
Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge Motel 25 2000
Baker Hill Golf Club Golf Course 20+ 2002
*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, Newport
Runway 3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 34 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 47 miles
Portland, ME 132 miles
Boston, MA 97 miles
New York City, NY 270 miles
Montreal, Quebec 218 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.6%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 9.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 25.8%
Commuting to another NH community 65.6%
Commuting out-of-state 8.6%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee
Other: Fells Historic Site; Stoney Brook Sanctuary; NH Craftsman Fair

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/25/15

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