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Newington, NH

newington New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Newington Board of Selectmen
Jan Stuart, Chairman
205 Nimble Hill Road
Newington, NH 03801
Telephone (603) 436-7640
Fax (603) 436-7188
E-mail jstuart@townofnewingtonnh.com
Web Site www.newington.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Administration: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 2 pm - 6 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal 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 3, 31

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: This territory was a part of the Dover and Squamscot Patent known Bloody Point, in memory of a victory by early colonists over an attacking band of Indians in the late 1600s. Following a boundary dispute with Greenland in 1714, Governor Joseph Dudley gave it the name Newington Parish. In 1952, the US Air Force took command of Portsmouth Airport for a bomber base, and land for expansion was taken from Portsmouth, Newington, and Greenland; about 60 percent of the airport is in Newington. In 1957, the facility was named for Captain Harl Pease, a WWII fighter pilot posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The base fell to BRAC closure in 1991, but still houses the NH Air National Guard.
Villages and Place Names: Newington Station, Piscataqua, Bloody Point
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 542 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newington decreased over 53 years, a numeric change of 290, from 1,045 in 1960 down to 755 in 2013. The only positive percent change in population was between 1980 and 1990 when it grew by 38 percent; four decades had population declines. The 2013 Census estimate for Newington was 755 residents, which ranked 201st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 91.6 persons per square mile of land area. Newington contains 8.2 square miles of land area and 4.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $6,607,387
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $1,933,442
Zoning Ordinance 1952/12
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board/Town Planner
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Sewer; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Recreation; Historic District
Public Library Langdon

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Portsmouth Regional, Portsmouth 5 miles 209

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier City of Portsmouth
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Comcast; BayRing; 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) $8.99
2013 Equalization Ratio 90.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $7.22
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings15.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings34.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other50.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 310
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 238
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 49
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 23
Total Population Community County
2013 754 297,820
2010 753 295,223
2000 777 278,748
1990 985 246,744
1980 716 85,324
1970 798 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   336 Female:   323
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 8
Age 5 to 19 84
Age 20 to 34 102
Age 35 to 54 190
Age 55 to 64 122
Age 65 and over 153
Median Age 52.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92%
Bachelor's degree or higher 40.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,970
Median family income $92,614
Median household income $72,500
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $61,458
Female $35,417
Individuals below the poverty level 6.4%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 493 477
Employed 480 454
Unemployed 13 23
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 4.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 718 1,009
Average Weekly Wage $1,034 $1,359
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 4,058 3,526
Average Weekly Wage $450 $554
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 4,776 4,536
Average Weekly Wage $538 $733
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 204 93
Average Weekly Wage $880 $1,018
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 4,980 4,628
Average Weekly Wage $552 $739

Schools students attend: Newington operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Portsmouth SAU 50
Career Technology Center(s): Portsmouth Career-Tech Center #19 Region: 19
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-6 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 38 36
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Fox Run Mall Retail stores 600 1981
Sig Sauer Manufacturing 600 2012
Tyco Underwater cable manufacturing 200 1953
Westinghouse Water pumps 175 1971
Crossings at Fox Run Retail store 500 1965
Georgia Pacific Gypsum board 90 1989
Sprague & Sons Fuel storage 65 1956
Rockingham Electric Wholesale, retail lighting 40 1973
Custom Pools Pool installation, service 35 1972

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 16
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 5
Distance 4 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation COAST
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease International
Runway 11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 50 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 47 miles
Portland, ME 56 miles
Boston, MA 59 miles
New York City, NY 272 miles
Montreal, Quebec 302 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.3%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 1.3%
Worked at home 9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 18.3%
Commuting to another NH community 64.8%
Commuting out-of-state 16.9%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X 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
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Antiques; Deep Water Port & Airport

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 8/4/2014

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