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New Hampton, NH

newhampton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact New Hampton Board of Selectmen
Barbara Lucas, Town Administrator
6 Pinnacle Hill Road
New Hampton, NH 03256
Telephone (603) 744-3559
Fax (603) 744-5106
E-mail blucas@new-hampton.nh.us
Web Site www.new-hampton.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 4 pm, Thursday, 1 pm - 7 pm

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Meredith, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Belknap County District 1

Incorporated: 1777
Origin: This town was first granted in 1765 as Moultonborough Addition, for Colonel Jonathan Moulton, who held the position of town moderator, and for whom Moultonborough was named. In 1777, Colonel Moulton requested that the town be named New Hampton in honor of his native town of Hampton, New Hampshire. The northeastern portion of the town was set off and incorporated as Center Harbor in 1797. The New Hampton School was established here in 1821, and went through several name, owner, and location changes, before its current incarnation as a co-educational college prepatory school.
Villages and Place Names: Winona, New Hampton Village Precinct, Old Institution
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 652 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New Hampton totaled 1,426 over 53 years, from 862 in 1960 to 2,288 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 32 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which was followed by a 29 percent increase over the next decade. The 2013 Census estimate for New Hampton was 2,288 residents, which ranked 133rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 62.2 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Whitefield. New Hampton contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 1.6 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $3,029,412
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $3,213,914
Zoning Ordinance 1986/14
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Heritage
Public Library Gordon-Nash

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 25
Lakes Region General, Laconia 15 miles 88

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop; New Hampton
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier New Hampton Village Precinct; private wells
Sanitation New Hampton Village Precint & private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $19.17
2013 Equalization Ratio 101.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.94
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings75.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other9.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,211
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,137
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 21
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 53
Total Population Community County
2013 2,288 60,268
2010 2,165 60,088
2000 1,964 56,576
1990 1,609 49,294
1980 1,249 42,884
1970 946 32,367
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    1,052 Female:    1,236
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 81
Age 5 to 19 463
Age 20 to 34 436
Age 35 to 54 664
Age 55 to 64 341
Age 65 and over 303
Median Age 42.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $26,736
Median family income $73,387
Median household income $72,872
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $50,000
Female $35,909
Individuals below the poverty level 10.7%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,172 1,122
Employed 1,132 1,061
Unemployed 40 61
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 5.4%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 84 27
Average Weekly Wage $489 $776
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 369 405
Average Weekly Wage $482 $645
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 453 432
Average Weekly Wage $483 $654
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 104 113
Average Weekly Wage $514 $612
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 557 545
Average Weekly Wage $489 $645

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment 121 319
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 34
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

New Hampton School Secondary education 151 1821
Waste Management Waste removal services 23 1994
Circle K Convenience store, gas station 15 1998
Mobil Convenience store, gas station 11 2008
Jellystone Park Campground 35 1980
Dunkin Donuts Donut shop 18 1997
The 104 Diner Restaurant 34 1994
Marcam/ATS Precision Electronics 19 1995
Wallingford's Inc. Logging supplies 10 1999
Live Free Home Health Care Home health care services 70 2006

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 104, 132
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, Bristol
Runway 1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 55 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 49 miles
Portland, ME 89 miles
Boston, MA 99 miles
New York City, NY 304 miles
Montreal, Quebec 223 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 92.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 13.2%
Commuting to another NH community 82.7%
Commuting out-of-state 4.1%
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock, Ragged, & Tenney Mountains
Other: Kelley-Drake Conservation Area; Bald Ledge Trail; Old Home Day; New Hampton Nature Fitness Trail

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 06/16/14

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