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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 papple@northhampton-nh.gov
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 2,418 over 53 years, from 1,910 in 1960 to 4,328 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 71 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for North Hampton was 4,328 residents, which ranked 84th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 310.7 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015-2016 $6,428,750
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $8,375,236
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
Public Library North Hampton Public

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

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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.05
2014 Equalization Ratio 93.6
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.79
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.4%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,901
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,490
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 50
Five or More Units in Structure 55
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 306
Total Population Community County
2013 4,328 297,728
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   1,979 Female:   2,349
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 275
Age 5 to 19 699
Age 20 to 34 361
Age 35 to 54 1,403
Age 55 to 64 733
Age 65 and over 857
Median Age 50.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 48.7%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 61,736
Median family income 99,375
Median household income 78,596
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 73,214
Female 62,500
Individuals below the poverty level 2.9%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 2,725 2,492
Employed 2,643 2,389
Unemployed 82.0 103
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 4.1%

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
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

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 Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 434
2015 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

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 Airfield
Runway 2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 39 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 36 miles
Portland, ME 61 miles
Boston, MA 49 miles
New York City, NY 262 miles
Montreal, Quebec 291 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 2.7%
Worked at home 7.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 24.1%
Commuting to another NH community 57.1%
Commuting out-of-state 18.8%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
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, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/25/15

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