NHES and ELMI agency logos
New Hampshire Employment Security - an official New Hampshire Government web site
Smaller text size Reset text size Larger text size
link to website translation page

ELMI Home > Products > Community Profiles >

Community Profiles

Nottingham, NH


Nottingham New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Nottingham
Charles Brown, Town Administrator
PO Box 114
Nottingham, NH 03290
Telephone (603) 679-5022
Fax (603) 679-1013
E-mail bospc@nottingham-nh.gov
Web Site www.nottingham-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, last Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm; Tax Collector: Wednesday, 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursday, Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Unattached Area - Town of Nottingham
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

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

Incorporated: 1722
Origin: This town was granted to petitioners from seacoast towns between Boston and Portsmouth who wished to settle a tract of land north of Exeter. The petitioners asked that the town be named New Boston, but Governor Shute gave it the name Nottingham, in honor of Daniel Finch, second Earl of Nottingham. The Earl was a close friend of Colonial Governors Shute and Dudley of Massachusetts when New Hampshire was under that province's jurisdiction. The original grant was considerably larger than now; Deerfield separated from Nottingham in 1766, and Northwood separated in 1773.
Villages and Place Names: Nottingham Square, West Nottingham, Pawtuckaway
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,068 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Nottingham totaled 4,243 over 52 years, from 623 in 1960 to 4,866 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 105 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, more than doubling the population those ten years. The 2012 Census estimate for Nottingham was 4,866 residents, which ranked 70th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 102.8 persons per square mile of land area. Nottingham contains 46.5 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $3,734,945
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012-2013 $10,031,531
Zoning Ordinance 1980/10
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds; Assessors
Appointed:Conservation; Capital Improvement; Building; Pawtuckaway Lake Advisory; Natural Resource
Public Library Blaisdell Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 16 miles 124
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 15 miles 99
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 18 miles 82

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Communal wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Comcast; BayRing; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.42
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.21
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,091
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,999
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 7
Five or More Units in Structure 9
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 76
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 4,866 297,820
2010 4,785 295,223
2000 3,733 278,748
1990 2,837 246,744
1980 1,952 190,345
1970 952 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,394 Female:   2,366
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 411
Age 5 to 19 803
Age 20 to 34 652
Age 35 to 54 1,709
Age 55 to 64 759
Age 65 and over 426
Median Age 41 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $36,058
Median family income $96,452
Median household income $88,542
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $60,978
Female $53,077
Individuals below the poverty level 4.1%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 2,379 2,928
Employed 2,284 2,793
Unemployed 95 135
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 4.6%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 122 41
Average Weekly Wage $623 $900
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 40 96
Average Weekly Wage $689 $912
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 162 136
Average Weekly Wage $640 $908
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 111 158
Average Weekly Wage $523 $646
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 273 294
Average Weekly Wage $592 $768
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Nottingham operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Dover or Coe-Brown Academy (Northwood) SAU 44
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Career Technical Center; Creteau Regional Technology Center, Rochester; Somersworth Career Technical Center Region: 12
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 499
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 119
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Custom Welding & Fabrications, Inc. Welding, fabrications 7 1980
Fernald Lumber Retail lumber yard 6 1985
Town of Nottingham Municipal services 45 1722
Nottingham School Education K-8 90 1995
O.R. Gooch & Son, Inc. General contractor/log home builders 8 1953
Log Home Hardware Construction hardware/farm needs 8 1990
Liars Paradise Gas station/store/restaurant 13 1925

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 152, 156
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 6; I-95, Exit 2
Distance 18 miles; 22 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease International
Runway 11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 25 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 25 miles
Portland, ME 74 miles
Boston, MA 63 miles
New York City, NY 267 miles
Montreal, Quebec 280 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 8.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 36.0 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 15.4%
Commuting to another NH community 69.1%
Commuting out-of-state 15.5%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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
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): McIntyre
   
Other: Pawtuckaway State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 06/05/13

All information regarding the communities is from sources deemed reliable and is submitted subject to errors, omissions, modifications, and withdrawals without notice. No warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Specific questions regarding individual cities and towns should be directed to the community contact.

 

Translation Resources and Disclaimer

New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
45 South Fruit Street  |  Concord NH 03301  |  603-224-3311  |  1-800-852-3400
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964
webmaster@nhes.nh.gov for web page related issues only