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Newton, NH

newton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newton
Mary-Jo McCullough, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
2 Town Hall Road, PO Box 375
Newton, NH 03858
Telephone (603) 382-4096 x12
Fax (603) 382-2596
E-mail townclerktaxcollector@newtonnh.net
Web Site www.newton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 12 noon - 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 District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 15, 35

Incorporated: 1749
Origin: The sixth town to be granted from the Masonian land purchase of 1746, Newton was originally part of South Hampton. Residents in the western portion felt they were too far away from the South Hampton church and meetinghouse, some having to travel 14 miles, and petitioned for a parish of their own. The town was incorporated as New Town in 1749 simply because it was a new town. The church built by these residents was the first Baptist church in New Hampshire. In 1846, the New Hampshire legislature voted to contract the name to Newton.
Villages and Place Names: Newton Junction, Rowes Corner, Sargent Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 530 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newton totaled 3,328 over 53 years, from 1,419 in 1960 to 4,747 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 60 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 35 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Newton was 4,747 residents, which ranked 74th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 482.9 persons per square mile of land area. Newton contains 9.8 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $2,978,251
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $32,138,395
Zoning Ordinance 1973/09
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation; Cable TV; Stewardship; Appeals
Public Library Gale

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 11 miles 99
Merrimack Valley, Haverhill MA 9 miles 105

Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.30
2013 Equalization Ratio 110
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.67
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,698
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,394
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 66
Five or More Units in Structure 134
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 104
Total Population Community County
2013 4,710 297,820
2010 4,603 295,223
2000 4,325 278,748
1990 3,546 246,744
1980 3,068 190,345
1970 1,920 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,207 Female:   2,435
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 322
Age 5 to 19 1,016
Age 20 to 34 805
Age 35 to 54 1,629
Age 55 to 64 473
Age 65 and over 397
Median Age 38.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $32,207
Median family income $93,558
Median household income $81,875
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $58,843
Female $39,011
Individuals below the poverty level 6.2%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,633 2,841
Employed 2,455 2,670
Unemployed 178 171
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 95 96
Average Weekly Wage $879 $911
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 161 202
Average Weekly Wage $637 $682
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 256 298
Average Weekly Wage $727 $756
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 162 191
Average Weekly Wage $603 $685
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 418 489
Average Weekly Wage $679 $728

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Sanborn Regional (Kingston, Newton) SAU 17
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 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8
Total Enrollment 346 376
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 80
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

Ravensburger-FX Schmid, USA Game puzzles 25 1998
Continental Biomass Inc. (CBI) Production machinery 64 1996
Pro Design Fiberglass forms 4 1989
Newton Greenhouse Wholesale florist 13 1971
Town of Newton Municipal services 115 1749

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 108
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-495 (MA), Exit 53
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lawrence (MA) Municipal
Runway 5,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
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 35 miles
Portland, ME 78 miles
Boston, MA 45 miles
New York City, NY 250 miles
Montreal, Quebec 290 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.5%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 2.1%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 2.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 10%
Commuting to another NH community 39.2%
Commuting out-of-state 50.8%
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 7/30/2014

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