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North Hampton, NH


northhampton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of North Hampton
Paul Apple, Town Administrator
233 Atlantic Ave
North Hampton, NH 03862
Telephone (603) 964-8087
Fax (603) 964-1514
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.northhampton-nh.gov

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

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
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 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 22, 31

Incorporated: 1742
Origin: First settled in 1639, this town was a part of Hampton known as North Hill Parish. Residents began petitioning for a separate parish as early as 1719. North Hill Parish was set off from Hampton in 1738, with the responsibility of supporting a clergyman and schoolmaster of their own. Full township privileges were not granted until 1742, following the establishment of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. North Hampton was the birthplace of General Henry Dearborn, commander-in-chief of the American forces in the War of 1812, for whom Fort Dearborn (now Chicago) and Dearborn, Michigan, were named.
Villages and Place Names: Cemetery Corners, Fogg Corner, Little Boars Head, North Hampton Center, Bass Beach
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 657 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for North Hampton totaled 2,434 over 54 years, from 1,910 in 1960 to 4,344 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 71 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2014 Census estimate for North Hampton was 4,344 residents, which ranked 85th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 311.8 persons per square mile of land area. North Hampton contains 13.9 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016-2017 $6,668,166
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $8,438,725
Zoning Ordinance 1946/14
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Budget; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation
Public Library North Hampton Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 6 miles 99

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Aquarion Water Company NH
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 Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.48
2015 Equalization Ratio 91.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.80
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,853
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,535
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 16
Five or More Units in Structure 10
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 292
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 4,344 297,702
2010 4,301 295,223
2000 4,300 278,748
1990 3,630 246,744
1980 3,425 190,345
1970 3,259 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   1,970 Female:   2,374
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 282
Age 5 to 19 664
Age 20 to 34 447
Age 35 to 54 1,327
Age 55 to 64 811
Age 65 and over 813
Median Age 50.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 50.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $60,672
Median family income $107,411
Median household income $86,853
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $76,683
Female $60,673
Individuals below the poverty level 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 2,725 2,492
Employed 2,643 2,389
Unemployed 82 103
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 4.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 242 205
Average Weekly Wage $1,049 $1,086
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,088 1,884
Average Weekly Wage $689 $2,107
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,330 2,089
Average Weekly Wage $727 $2,007
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 82 98
Average Weekly Wage $677 $838
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,412 2,187
Average Weekly Wage $725 $1,954

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: North Hampton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Winnacunnet Cooperative (Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook) SAU 21
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
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 409
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 233
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
First Student Bus service 60
Town of North Hampton Municipal services 50
Lamprey Brothers Fuel oil 30
Home Depot Home improvement center 2002
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 2002
Marshall's Department store 2004

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 1
State Routes 1A, 111, 151
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 2
Distance 5 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No
 
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 39 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 36 miles
Portland, ME 62 miles
Boston, MA 52 miles
New York City, NY 263 miles
Montreal, Quebec 290 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.3%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 2.2%
Other Means 2.7%
Worked at home 8.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 22.3%
Commuting to another NH community 61.3%
Commuting out-of-state 16.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Fuller Gardens; North Hampton State Beach; Dearborn Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 08/04/16

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