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Northwood, NH


northwood New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Northwood
Joseph Gunter, Town Administrator
818 First NH Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261
Telephone (603) 942-5586
Fax (603) 942-9107
E-mail jgunter@northwoodnh.org
Web Site www.northwoodnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8 am - 10 am, 3 pm - 6 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, last Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Raymond, NH LMA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 17
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 1, 32

Incorporated: 1773
Origin: This territory was first settled in 1763, and known as the North Woods, a parish of Nottingham. It was incorporated as a separate town upon agreement with Nottingham in 1773. In 1791, the General Court of New Hampshire authorized a committee to survey and lay out a road between Durham and Concord, which became the First New Hampshire Turnpike. The road runs the length of Northwood, and the town's many taverns accommodated travelers. At one time, there were some 12 sawmills in the town, five of which were replaced by shoe factories.
Villages and Place Names: Northwood Center, Northwood Narrows, Northwood Ridge
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 744 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Northwood totaled 3,237 over 55 years, from 1,034 in 1960 to 4,271 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 47 percent increase between 1960 to 1970, followed by increases of 43 and 44 percent, respectively over the next two decades. The 2015 Census estimate for Northwood was 4,271 residents, which ranked 89th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 151.8 persons per square mile of land area. Northwood contains 28.1 square miles of land area and 2.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $3,422,445
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015 $12,276,800
Zoning Ordinance 1968/12
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Police; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Cable; Emergency Management; Highway; Recreation
Public Library Chesley Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Emergency Medical Service Full & part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 17 miles 92
Concord Hospital, Concord 20 miles 237

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Northwood Ridge Water District; Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company BayRing
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.98
2015 Equalization Ratio 96.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.73
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,061
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,641
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 22
Five or More Units in Structure 40
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 358
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 4,271 299,006
2010 4,241 295,223
2000 3,656 278,748
1990 3,127 246,744
1980 2,175 190,345
1970 1,525 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   2,269 Female:   2,002
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 274
Age 5 to 19 631
Age 20 to 34 687
Age 35 to 54 1,415
Age 55 to 64 654
Age 65 and over 610
Median Age 42.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.3%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,735
Median family income $85,338
Median household income $80,709
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $60,225
Female $39,250
Individuals below the poverty level 8.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 2,191 2,526
Employed 2,108 2,421
Unemployed 83 105
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 199 178
Average Weekly Wage $717 $801
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 656 601
Average Weekly Wage $496 $720
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 855 779
Average Weekly Wage $547 $739
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 176 179
Average Weekly Wage $520 $690
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,031 958
Average Weekly Wage $542 $730

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Northwood operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Coe-Brown Academy (Northwood) SAU 44
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Career Technical Center; R.W. Creteau Regional Technology Ctr.; Somersworth Career Technical Center Region: 12
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12 Preschool
Total Enrollment 402 701 64
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 77
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Hannaford Supermarket 50 2003
Johnson's Seafood & Steak Restaurant 30
DR Dimes Reproduction furniture 30 1964
Harding Metals Scrap metal recycling 30 1963
Northwood Power Equipment Power equipment dealer 17 2000
Solid Creations Counter top mfg 25
New England Signal Systems Traffic signal equipment 10
Cooper Hill Pizza Restaurant 20
Meyer Family Dentistry Dental care 17
Northwood Veterinary Hospital Pet health care 11.00

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4, 202
State Routes 9, 152, 202A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 15; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 18 miles, 26 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord MunicipalRunway6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 29 miles
Portland, ME 78 miles
Boston, MA 76 miles
New York City, NY 279 miles
Montreal, Quebec 265 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.7%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 38.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 17.8%
Commuting to another NH community 70.1%
Commuting out-of-state 12.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged, Gunstock Mountains
   
Other: Northwood Meadows State Park; Antiques

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 06/26/15

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