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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 Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 4
State Senate 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 52 years, from 3,514 in 1960 to 7,129 in 2012. 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 2012 Census estimate for Pembroke was 7,129 residents, which ranked 45th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 312.3 persons per square mile of land area. Pembroke contains 22.8 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $9,612,869
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $25,166,336
Zoning Ordinance 1974/13
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

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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; PSNH; 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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.84
2012 Equalization Ratio 107.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.08
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings17.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 3,069
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,112
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 475
Five or More Units in Structure 437
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 45
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 7,129 146,761
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   3,619 Female:   3,521
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 510
Age 5 to 19 1,350
Age 20 to 34 1,350
Age 35 to 54 2,181
Age 55 to 64 987
Age 65 and over 762
Median Age 38 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $31,151
Median family income $77,586
Median household income $62,099
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $54,030
Female $44,408
Individuals below the poverty level 9.5%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 4,309 4,286
Employed 4,161 4,062
Unemployed 148 224
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 5.2%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 753 354
Average Weekly Wage $683 $926
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 801 1,358
Average Weekly Wage $699 $843
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,554 1,712
Average Weekly Wage $691 $860
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 432 554
Average Weekly Wage $560 $747
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,985 2,267
Average Weekly Wage $663 $833
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 1-9
Total Enrollment 638 354 884 80
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 295
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law; Southern NH University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 88.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.6%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 3.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.7 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 9.5%
Commuting to another NH community 84.7%
Commuting out-of-state 5.8%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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