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Newfields, NH

newfields New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Newfields Board of Selectmen
Sue McKinnon, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
65 Main Street
Newfields, NH 03856
Telephone (603) 772-5070
Fax (603) 772-9004
E-mail selectmen@newfieldsnh.gov
Web Site www.newfieldsnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, extended hours Tuesday, 6 pm - 8 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 21
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 17, 36

Incorporated: 1849
Origin: Sitting on the west bank of the Squamscott River, this town was part of Exeter until 1727, when it was included in the Newmarket incorporation. It was called Newfield Village as early as 1681, and also known as South Newmarket, when made a parish of that town. In 1880 Dr. John M. Brodhead, presented his own library and $10,000 to the town on the condition that it be renamed Newfields. The town was so incorporated in 1895. Dr. Brodhead was a resident of the town and a descendant of John Brodhead, the town's first minister and member of the US House of Representatives, 1829-1833.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 516 residents in 1850
Population Trends: Population change for Newfields totaled 960 over 53 years, from 737 in 1960 to 1,697 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 80 percent increase between 1990 and 2000, accounting for nearly three quarters of the total numeric increase. The 2013 Census estimate for Newfields was 1,697 residents, which ranked 150th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 239.4 persons per square mile of land area. Newfields contains 7.1 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $1,590,686
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $5,139,970
Zoning Ordinance 1952/10
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; School; Checklist; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Emergency Mgmnt
Public Library Newfields Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 5 miles 99

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Newfields Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.28
2013 Equalization Ratio 103.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.81
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 570
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 553
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 11
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 6
Total Population Community County
2013 1,687 297,820
2010 1,680 295,223
2000 1,557 278,748
1990 864 246,744
1980 817 190,345
1970 843 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   874 Female:   797
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 70
Age 5 to 19 472
Age 20 to 34 129
Age 35 to 54 632
Age 55 to 64 198
Age 65 and over 170
Median Age 42.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97%
Bachelor's degree or higher 56.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $52,774
Median family income $125,625
Median household income $114,896
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $76,563
Female $52,813
Individuals below the poverty level 0.4%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 828 928
Employed 804 882
Unemployed 24 46
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 325
Average Weekly Wage n $914
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 214
Average Weekly Wage n $823
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 708 539
Average Weekly Wage $675 $878
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 73 68
Average Weekly Wage $429 $567
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 781 607
Average Weekly Wage $652 $843

Schools students attend: Newfields operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham) SAU 16
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter Region: 18
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 136
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 117
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

Hutchinson Automotive Automotive products 400 1950
COED Sportswear Clothing manufacturer, distributor 60 1995
Great Bay Campground & Gas Station Convenience store, camping 16 1980
Dunkin' Donuts Donut shop 15 2009
Stratham Tire Tire warehouse, retail sales 5 2014
Knipstein & Conner Construction 14 2013
Connor Bottling Works Bottling company 5 1940
Home Fashions Warehouse 15 2012
Main Street Art Classes & gallery

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 85, 87, 108
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 3
Distance 8 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton Airfield
Runway 2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 34 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 32 miles
Portland, ME 62 miles
Boston, MA 55 miles
New York City, NY 268 miles
Montreal, Quebec 287 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.7%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 0.3%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 13%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 21.5%
Commuting to another NH community 67.7%
Commuting out-of-state 10.8%
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
Tourists Attractions
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 Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Newfields Youth Athletic Association (NYAA)

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/2/2014

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