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Pembroke, NH

pembroke New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Pembroke
David Jodoin, Town Administrator
311 Pembroke Street
Pembroke, NH 03275
Telephone (603) 485-4747
Fax (603) 485-3967
E-mail Townhall@Pembroke-NH.com
Web Site www.pembroke-nh.com/

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: extended hours Thursday, 5 pm - 7 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Merrimack County District 20

Incorporated: 1759
Origin: This township was first granted in 1728 to the heirs of Captain John Lovewell and members of his company or their heirs, and given the name Lovewell's Town. Captain Lovewell built the fort at Ossipee and was killed fighting the Indians at Pequawket. The township was more commonly called Suncook, after the river, and another settlement was known as Buckstreet. When the town was incorporated in 1759, it included Suncook, Buckstreet, and portions of Bow that were east of the Merrimack River. It was given the name Pembroke in honor of Henry Herbert, ninth Earl of Pembroke in southern Wales.
Villages and Place Names: North Pembroke, Suncook Village
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 956 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Pembroke totaled 3,615 over 53 years, from 3,514 in 1960 to 7,129 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 35 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the smallest, a three percent increase between 2000 and 2010. The 2013 Census estimate for Pembroke was 7,129 residents, which ranked 45th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 314.9 persons per square mile of land area. Pembroke contains 22.6 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $9,979,622
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $25,279,662
Zoning Ordinance 1974/14
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Water; Sewer
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Cemetery; Conservation; Recreation; Budget; CIP
Public Library Pembroke Town

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Intermunicipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 7 miles 237

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; Eversource Energy; Concord Electric
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Pembroke Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.84
2013 Equalization Ratio 107.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.33
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 3,126
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,161
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 546
Five or More Units in Structure 361
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 58
Total Population Community County
2013 7,129 146,807
2010 7,115 146,445
2000 6,917 136,716
1990 6,581 120,618
1980 4,861 98,302
1970 4,261 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    3,885 Female:    3,244
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 315
Age 5 to 19 1,424
Age 20 to 34 1,484
Age 35 to 54 2,127
Age 55 to 64 1,050
Age 65 and over 729
Median Age 37.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.4%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $31,763
Median family income $83,140
Median household income $64,525
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $53,132
Female $46,023
Individuals below the poverty level 8.0%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 4,257 4,231
Employed 4,112 4,014
Unemployed 145 217
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 5.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 806 373
Average Weekly Wage $697 $969
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 807 1,320
Average Weekly Wage $666 $847
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,613 1,693
Average Weekly Wage $681 $874
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 428 551
Average Weekly Wage $590 $792
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,041 2,244
Average Weekly Wage $662 $854

Schools students attend: Pembroke operates grades K-12 SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 3 1 1 2
Grade Levels K R 1-8 5-8 9-12 P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 633 347 856 91
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 260
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law; Southern NH University

Associated Grocers of New England, Inc. Wholesale distribution center 325 2006
Epoch Corporation Prefabricated homes 50 1983
Town of Pembroke Municipal services 47 1759
Heat and Control Food processing equipment 42
TD Bank Banking services 12 1916
Nortrax Equipment sales, service 15
A & B Lumber Lumber sales, service 35 FT/9 PT
Airgas Industry supplies 9
Pembroke School District Education 235

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3, 4, 202
State Routes 9, 28, 106
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 13
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway 6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 17 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 13 miles
Portland, ME 103 miles
Boston, MA 63 miles
New York City, NY 268 miles
Montreal, Quebec 251 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.4%
Public transportation 0.9%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 1.3%
Worked at home 9.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 15.7%
Commuting to another NH community 81.2%
Commuting out-of-state 3.1%
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
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Mount Sunapee
Other: White Sands Conservation Area

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/19/14

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