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New Durham, NH

newdurham New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New Durham
Jeremy Bourgeois, Town Administrator
4 Main Street, PO Box 207
New Durham, NH 03855
Telephone (603) 859-2091
Fax (603) 859-6644
E-mail ndadmin@metrocast.net
Web Site www.newdurhamnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 6
State Representative Strafford County District 3

Incorporated: 1762
Origin: Granted in 1749 as Cocheco, New Durham was first settled almost entirely by colonists from Durham, New Hampshire. Colonel Thomas Tash, who had fought in England's Seven Years War against France and was granted land in reward for his service, was appointed proprietor's clerk and called the first town meeting. The town was incorporated as New Durham in 1762. An early minister in the town, Reverend Benjamin Randall, founded a new religious denomination called the Free-Will Baptists, later known as Free Baptists.
Villages and Place Names: Copplecrown Village District
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 554 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New Durham totaled 2,176 over 53 years, from 474 in 1960 to 2,650 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 103 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 65 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for New Durham was 2,650 residents, which ranked 115th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 64.0 persons per square mile of land area. New Durham contains 41.4 square miles of land area and 2.5 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $3,800,029
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $6,388,242
Zoning Ordinance 1971/14
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Commission
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Planning
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Budget; Parks & Recreation; Ethics
Public Library New Durham Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service On-Call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 82

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
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; TDS
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.50
2013 Equalization Ratio 98.1
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.98
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,395
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,312
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 22
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 61
Total Population Community County
2013 2,649 124,119
2010 2,638 123,143
2000 2,236 112,676
1990 1,948 104,348
1980 1,183 85,324
1970 583 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,455 Female:   1,172
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 113
Age 5 to 19 533
Age 20 to 34 372
Age 35 to 54 922
Age 55 to 64 361
Age 65 and over 326
Median Age 44.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 29%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $32,440
Median family income $83,409
Median household income $80,511
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $57,109
Female $39,635
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,352 1,524
Employed 1,283 1,428
Unemployed 69 96
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 6.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 17 n
Average Weekly Wage $558 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 124 n
Average Weekly Wage $762 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 142 170
Average Weekly Wage $737 $517
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 86 104
Average Weekly Wage $522 $569
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 228 274
Average Weekly Wage $656 $537

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center, Wolfeboro Region: 9
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6
Total Enrollment 179
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 87
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Town of New Durham Municipal services 30
New Durham School Education 19
State of New Hampshire Fish hatchery 12
Johnson's Dairy Bar Restaurant 50+ 2005

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 11
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 17; I-93, Exit 15
Distance 12 miles; 30 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, Rochester
Runway 4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 46 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 40 miles
Portland, ME 65 miles
Boston, MA 88 miles
New York City, NY 301 miles
Montreal, Quebec 258 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.3%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 13.3%
Commuting to another NH community 78.7%
Commuting out-of-state 8%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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 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): Gunstock
Other: Merry Meeting Lake; Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/16/2014

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