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New London, NH

newlondon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New London
Kimberly A. Hallquist, Town Administrator
375 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
Telephone (603) 526-4821 x13
Fax (603) 526-9494
E-mail townadmin@nl-nh.com
Web Site www.nl-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Merrimack County District 5

Incorporated: 1779
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1753 as Heidelberg (spelled Hiddleburg in the grant document). The name was probably in honor of George II's visit to his German possessions at the time, and may also have been influenced by Governor Benning Wentworth's European travels. The town was granted again in 1773 as an addition to the Alexandria grant, and named Alexandria Addition, but the name didn't last. It was incorporated as New Londonderry, later shortened to New London, in 1779. New London is the location of Colby-Sawyer College.
Villages and Place Names: Crockett Corner, Elkins, Hastings, Lakeside, Otterville, Pages Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 311 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New London totaled 2,836 over 53 years, from 1,738 in 1960 to 4,574 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was 31 percent between 1970 and 1980; population increased by 29 percent between both 1960 to 1970 and 1990 to 2000. The 2013 Census estimate for New London was 4,574 residents, which ranked 80th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 204.7 persons per square mile of land area. New London contains 22.4 square miles of land area and 3.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $7,244,156
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $8,916,125
Zoning Ordinance 1958/14
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; Budget; Cemetery; Town Clerk; Moderator; Checklist
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Tracy Memorial

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London Local 25

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier New London/Springfield Water
Sanitation Inter-municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
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) $15.05
2013 Equalization Ratio 100.8
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.15
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,261
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,928
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 176
Five or More Units in Structure 157
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
Total Population Community County
2013 4,406 146,761
2010 4,397 146,445
2000 4,128 136,716
1990 3,189 120,618
1980 2,935 98,302
1970 2,236 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,968 Female:   2,442
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 119
Age 5 to 19 967
Age 20 to 34 726
Age 35 to 54 607
Age 55 to 64 555
Age 65 and over 1,436
Median Age 48.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 68.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,596
Median family income $104,302
Median household income $80,417
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $83,611
Female $43,906
Individuals below the poverty level 9.9%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,855 1,833
Employed 1,800 1,737
Unemployed 55 96
Unemployment Rate 3% 5.2%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 19 25
Average Weekly Wage $690 $538
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 430 507
Average Weekly Wage $298 $362
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 449 532
Average Weekly Wage $314 $370
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 37 64
Average Weekly Wage $531 $518
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 486 596
Average Weekly Wage $331 $386

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC, Claremont or Newport Region: 10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 P K
Total Enrollment 363 40
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 79
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen

New London Hospital Health care services 520 1918
Colby-Sawyer College Education 350 1837
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 100
Country Press Printing services 20
Lake Sunapee Bank Banking services 28 1868
Town of New London Municipal services 100 1779
Woodcrest Village Assisted living 30 1991
Lake Sunapee Country Club Golf, restaurant, & functions 100
Springledge Farm Farm stand 50

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 11, 103A, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 11 - 12
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway 3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 29 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 49 miles
Portland, ME 134 miles
Boston, MA 99 miles
New York City, NY 293 miles
Montreal, Quebec 212 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.8%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 14%
Other Means 2.1%
Worked at home 4.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 40.3%
Commuting to another NH community 54.6%
Commuting out-of-state 5.1%
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee, Pat's Peak
Other: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Barn Playhouse; Antiques

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/23/2014

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