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New Durham, NH


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

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 7 pm, last Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon; Solid Waste Facility: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8 am - 5 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate 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 2,179 over 55 years, from 474 in 1960 to 2,653 in 2015. 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 2015 Census estimate for New Durham was 2,653 residents, which ranked 115th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 64.1 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.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $6,344,289
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $3,631,670
Zoning Ordinance 1971/15
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; Milfoil; 1772 Meetinghouse; CIP; Boodey House
Public Library New Durham Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 92

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.15
2015 Equalization Ratio 91.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.12
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.2%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,562
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,497
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 15
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 50
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 2,653 125,273
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) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   1,389 Female:   1,264
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 128
Age 5 to 19 517
Age 20 to 34 363
Age 35 to 54 837
Age 55 to 64 464
Age 65 and over 344
Median Age 45.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,168
Median family income $90,391
Median household income $82,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $51,711
Female $42,716
Individuals below the poverty level 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,362 1,503
Employed 1,313 1,436
Unemployed 49 67
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 29 n
Average Weekly Wage $518 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 119 n
Average Weekly Wage $876 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 148 147
Average Weekly Wage $806 $617
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 87 112
Average Weekly Wage $571 $521
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 235 258
Average Weekly Wage $719 $575

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 Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro) Region: 9
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6
Total Enrollment 166
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 90
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Town of New Durham Municipal services 55
New Durham School Education 19
State of New Hampshire Fish hatchery 12
Johnson's Dairy Bar Restaurant 50+ 2005

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(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, RochesterRunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 46 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 46 miles
Portland, ME 63 miles
Boston, MA 88 miles
New York City, NY 298 miles
Montreal, Quebec 259 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.1 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 15.1%
Commuting to another NH community 76.6%
Commuting out-of-state 8.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
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): Gunstock
   
Other: Merry Meeting Lake; Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/11/16

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