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Nottingham, NH

nottingham New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Nottingham
Chris Sterndale, 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 District 1
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District 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 4,258 over 53 years, from 623 in 1960 to 4,881 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 105 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, more than doubling the population those ten years. The 2013 Census estimate for Nottingham was 4,881 residents, which ranked 70th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 104.9 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $352,746
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $11,183,165
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

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

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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.55
2013 Equalization Ratio 103.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.03
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.7%
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
Total Population Community County
2013 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 40.7 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%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,455 2,968
Employed 2,351 2,833
Unemployed 104 135
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4.5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 125 38
Average Weekly Wage $657 $986
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 38 73
Average Weekly Wage $751 $1,053
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 163 112
Average Weekly Wage $679 $1,030
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 112 163
Average Weekly Wage $558 $649
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 274 275
Average Weekly Wage $630 $804

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 518
2014 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

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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 0%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 8.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 36 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%
X Municipal Parks
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
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, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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