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Seabrook, NH

seabrook New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Seabrook
William Manzi, III, Town Manager
PO Box 456
Seabrook, NH 03874
Telephone (603) 474-3311
Fax (603) 474-8007
E-mail wmanzi@seabrooknh.org
Web Site www.seabrooknh.info

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 20, 37

Incorporated: 1768
Origin: This territory was first settled in 1638 when it was part of Hampton. It was part of Hampton Falls when that town separated from Hampton in 1726. Seabrook was incorporated as a separate town in 1768, and named after the Seabrook River. Early residents included the family of Meshech Weare, who became the state's first president. The boundary between Hampton and Seabrook was subject to periodic dispute for nearly two centuries, and was finally settled by court decision in 1953. Seabrook is now home to the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, itself source of much dispute and controversy.
Villages and Place Names: Atlantic, Fogg Corners, Riverside, Seabrook Beach, Seabrook Station, Smithtown, South Seabrook, Walton Landing, Weare Corner, Weares Mill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 715 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Seabrook totaled 6,538 over 54 years, from 2,209 in 1960 to 8,747 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 94 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, a nine percent increase between 2000 and 2010. The 2014 Census estimate for Seabrook was 8,747 residents, which ranked 33rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 971.9 persons per square mile of land area, the nineth highest among the cities and towns. Seabrook contains 9.0 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $20,354,800
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $12,579,693
Zoning Ordinance 1974/07
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Budget
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Seabrook Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-Time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Anna Jacques, Newburyport MA 6 miles 123
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 14 miles 99

Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.79
2015 Equalization Ratio 90.2
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.86
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings34.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other51.1%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 4,671
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,561
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 366
Five or More Units in Structure 716
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 1,028
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 8,747 297,702
2010 8,693 295,223
2000 7,979 278,748
1990 6,589 246,744
1980 5,917 190,345
1970 3,053 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   4,608 Female:   4,139
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 453
Age 5 to 19 969
Age 20 to 34 1,656
Age 35 to 54 2,242
Age 55 to 64 1,672
Age 65 and over 1,755
Median Age 48.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 11.8%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $28,794
Median family income $59,231
Median household income $51,684
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $54,844
Female $41,419
Individuals below the poverty level 12.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 4,731 4,990
Employed 4,399 4,634
Unemployed 332 356
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,328 955
Average Weekly Wage $902 $1,246
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 3,769 4,505
Average Weekly Wage $822 $914
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 5,097 5,460
Average Weekly Wage $843 $972
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 332 494
Average Weekly Wage $790 $1,150
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 5,429 5,954
Average Weekly Wage $840 $987

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Seabrook operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Winnacunnet Cooperative (Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook) SAU 21
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8
Total Enrollment 419 301
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 84
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Next Era Electric utility services 1,000 1982
Wal-Mart Retail store 220
Loctite Adhesive manufacturing 116
Sam's Club Wholesale warehouse 130
DG O'Brien Underwater electrical connections 110
Home Depot Home improvement center
Lowe's Home improvement center
US Foods Foodservice distributor

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 1
State Routes 1A, 107, 286
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 41 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 42 miles
Portland, ME 68 miles
Boston, MA 41 miles
New York City, NY 321 miles
Montreal, Quebec 297 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 91.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 0.2%
Worked at home 3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 24.6%
Commuting to another NH community 30.4%
Commuting out-of-state 45.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X 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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bradford (MA)
Other: Seabrook Greyhound Park; Community Center

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 06/10/16

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