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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 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate 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 950 over 52 years, from 737 in 1960 to 1,687 in 2012. 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 2012 Census estimate for Newfields was 1,687 residents, which ranked 150th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 236.8 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.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $1,629,909
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012 $4,216,294
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

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

UTILITIES
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.02
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.74
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings10.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.8%

(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
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 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 43 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.0%
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%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 856 925
Employed 828 878
Unemployed 28 47
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 5.1%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 273
Average Weekly Wage n $894
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 203
Average Weekly Wage n $846
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 784 475
Average Weekly Wage $666 $874
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 34 67
Average Weekly Wage $373 $629
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 818 542
Average Weekly Wage $654 $844
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 125
2013 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

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Hutchinson Automotive Automotive products 300 1950
COED Sportswear Clothing manufacturer, distributor 24 1995
Great Bay Campground & Gas Station Convenience store, camping 16 1980

(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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
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 13.0%
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%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
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
Fishing/Hunting
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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