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Salisbury, NH

salisbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Salisbury
Lisa Campbell, Town Clerk
PO Box 2
Salisbury, NH 03268
Telephone (603) 648-2473
Fax (603) 648-6658
E-mail salisburyclerk@tds.net
Web Site www.salisburynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, extended hours second and fourth Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday, 2:30 pm - 6 pm, first and third Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon; Building Inspector: Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 1, 25

Incorporated: 1768
Origin: This town was first granted in 1736 by the Massachusetts government. It was named Baker's Town, in honor of Captain Thomas Baker, a famous Indian scout. Following establishment of New Hampshire-Massachusetts border in 1741, the previous grant became void and a new grant was issued in 1749. The town was renamed Stevens-town, after Colonel Ebenezer Stevens of Kingston. It was also known as Gerrish-town or New Salisbury, before being incorporated by the New Hampshire government in 1768 as Salisbury after Salisbury, Massachusetts. Among the first settlers was Ebenezer Webster, father of Daniel Webster, who was born in Salisbury in 1782.
Villages and Place Names: Currier & Ives Scenic Byway, Scribners Corner, Smiths Corner, Thompson Corner, West Salisbury, Salisbury Heights
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,372 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Salisbury totaled 1,005 over 53 years, from 415 in 1960 to 1,420 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 42 percent between 1960 and 1970, followed by increases of 33 percent and 35 percent respectively, over the next two decades. The 2013 Census estimate for Salisbury was 1,420 residents, which ranked 164th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 35.9 persons per square mile of land area. Salisbury contains 39.6 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,119,718
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $2,668,951
Zoning Ordinance 1974/07
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; various others
Public Library Salisbury Free

Police Department
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 8 miles 35

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; Eversource Energy; Concord Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company TDS; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.30
2014 Equalization Ratio 100.3
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.54
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 602
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 589
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 13
Total Population Community County
2013 1,420 146,807
2010 1,382 146,445
2000 1,143 136,716
1990 1,056 120,618
1980 781 98,302
1970 589 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   709 Female:   711
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 79
Age 5 to 19 246
Age 20 to 34 242
Age 35 to 54 411
Age 55 to 64 281
Age 65 and over 161
Median Age 45.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 28,401
Median family income 71,750
Median household income 67,667
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 49,821
Female 43,229
Individuals below the poverty level 4.8%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 723 802
Employed 708 773
Unemployed 15.0 29
Unemployment Rate 2.1% 3.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 24 n
Average Weekly Wage $573 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 38 n
Average Weekly Wage $739 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 62 65
Average Weekly Wage $675 $720
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 35 37
Average Weekly Wage $356 $503
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 97 102
Average Weekly Wage $559 $642
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 46
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 79
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 20
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College

Crossroad Store Convenience store 6 1994
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 17
Distance 10 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 39 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 33 miles
Portland, ME 112 miles
Boston, MA 84 miles
New York City, NY 289 miles
Montreal, Quebec 230 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.9%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 2.1%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 14.5%
Commuting to another NH community 82.2%
Commuting out-of-state 3.3%
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
X Museums
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 Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
Other: Kayaking-Blackwater River

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/08/15

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