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Newmarket, NH

newmarket New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newmarket
Steve Fournier, Town Administrator
186 Main Street
Newmarket, NH 03857
Telephone (603) 659-3617
Fax (603) 659-8508
E-mail sfournier@newmarketnh.gov
Web Site www.newmarketnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 7 am - 4:15 pm, Friday, 7 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 7 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 7 am - 7 pm, closed Friday

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
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: 1727
Origin: This was one of six towns granted by the Massachusetts government in the last year of the reign of King George I. Separated from Exeter in 1727, it was incorporated as Newmarket Parish, and included South Newmarket (Newfields). Newmarket was granted full town privileges by legislature in 1737. It was probably named for Newmarket in County Suffolk, England. The Lamprey River, which runs through the town, was named for John Lamprey. Lamprey is a Saxon word for a woodland enclosure where peace is to be found. Newmarket was a center of the New England shipping trade with the West Indies.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,137 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newmarket totaled 5,775 over 54 years, from 3,153 in 1960 to 8,928 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 68 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, accounting for half the total numeric change. The 2014 Census estimate for Newmarket was 8,928 residents, which ranked 31st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 710.3 persons per square mile of land area. Newmarket contains 12.6 square miles of land area and 1.6 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Council/Town Admin.
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $9,996,942
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $16,847,926
Zoning Ordinance 1972/13
Master Plan 2009
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Town Council; Planning; Budget; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Library; Zoning; Veterans Memorial Trust
Public Library Newmarket Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 8 miles 99

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.96
2015 Equalization Ratio 92.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.74
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.7%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 4,050
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,942
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 537
Five or More Units in Structure 1,420
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 151
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 8,928 297,702
2010 8,936 295,223
2000 8,073 278,748
1990 7,203 246,744
1980 4,290 190,345
1970 3,361 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   4,383 Female:   4,545
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 430
Age 5 to 19 1,686
Age 20 to 34 2,233
Age 35 to 54 2,664
Age 55 to 64 1,014
Age 65 and over 901
Median Age 35.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 43.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,894
Median family income $86,838
Median household income $63,298
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $49,569
Female $44,110
Individuals below the poverty level 10.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 5,788 5,407
Employed 5,613 5,216
Unemployed 175 191
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 449 279
Average Weekly Wage $853 $993
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 758 689
Average Weekly Wage $487 $688
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,207 967
Average Weekly Wage $623 $776
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 343 319
Average Weekly Wage $591 $788
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,550 1,286
Average Weekly Wage $616 $779

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Newmarket operates grades K-12 SAU 31
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 533 247 259
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 154
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Mount Washington College; University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
SAU 31 School district 146
Lamprey Health Care Medical services & programs 67
Seacoast Sports Center Physical education facility 47
Town of Newmarket Municipal services 55
McDonalds Fast food restaurant
Irving Oil Convenience store, gas
Cheney Company Housing
Russounds Audio, video, & multi-room systems 160 1967
Chinburg Properties Development & construction

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 108, 152
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 3
Distance 10 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation COAST; Wildcat Transit
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 36 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 35 miles
Portland, ME 64 miles
Boston, MA 67 miles
New York City, NY 269 miles
Montreal, Quebec 289 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.2%
Public transportation 1.8%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 2.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 11.0%
Commuting to another NH community 75.4%
Commuting out-of-state 13.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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 Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Newmarket Heritage Festival; Old Home Weekend, Seacoast Half Marathon

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/18/16

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