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Sharon, NH


Sharon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Sharon Board of Selectmen
Chester S. Bowles, Town Administrator
432 Route 123
Sharon, NH 03458
Telephone (603) 924-9250
Fax (603) 924-3103
E-mail sharon03458@gmail.com
Web Site http://sharonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk: Tuesday, 5 pm - 7 pm, or by appointment

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Peterborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 5
State Senate District 9
State Representative Hillsborough County District 25

Incorporated: 1791
Origin: This territory was first settled in 1738 as part of Peterborough, known as Peterborough Slip or Sliptown, a name it retained when the eastern portion was incorporated as Temple. In 1777 residents petitioned for annexation to Peterborough, which was denied. In 1786, they petitioned for a separate township, and asked for a mile of land from the east end of Jaffrey and the south end of Peterborough. The request was granted, and it was incorporated as Sharon in 1791, after a Connecticut town from which many settlers had come. Sharon is home to the Sharon Arts Center, founded in 1947 to offer courses in arts and crafts, and provide a gallery for exhibitions by local artists.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 259 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Sharon totaled 279 over 52 years, from 78 in 1960 to 357 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 74 percent between 1960 and 1970; population in Sharon increased by at least 20 percent each decade. The 2012 Census estimate for Sharon was 357 residents, which ranked 221st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 22.5 persons per square mile of land area. Sharon contains 15.6 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $1,038,423
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $777,058
Zoning Ordinance 1959/10
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning
Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Peterborough - Full-time
Fire Department Peterborough - Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Peterborough - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 6 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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 ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access No
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) $19.03
2012 Equalization Ratio 106.2
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.20
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 156
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 153
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 357 402,922
2010 352 400,721
2000 361 382,384
1990 293 336,549
1980 184 276,608
1970 136 223,941
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   190 Female:   177
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 16
Age 5 to 19 57
Age 20 to 34 54
Age 35 to 54 104
Age 55 to 64 93
Age 65 and over 43
Median Age 49 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 48.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $39,657
Median family income $79,286
Median household income $79,643
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $81,000
Female $40,694
Individuals below the poverty level 5.4%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 204 193
Employed 198 187
Unemployed 6 6
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 12 n
Average Weekly Wage $755 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 39 n
Average Weekly Wage $846 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 50 n
Average Weekly Wage $825 n
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 50 n
Average Weekly Wage $824 n
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Contoocook Valley Cooperative (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple) SAU 1
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center, Peterborough Region: 14
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; Keene State; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Harborside Healthcare Nursing home management 13 1988
Sharon Arts Center Art instruction, crafts 5 1947

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 123, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; I-293, Exit 4
Distance 26 miles; 33 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Jaffrey - Silver Ranch
Runway 2,982 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 39 miles
Portland, ME 136 miles
Boston, MA 77 miles
New York City, NY 248 miles
Montreal, Quebec 265 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 16.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 21.6%
Commuting to another NH community 68.1%
Commuting out-of-state 10.3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Hiking Trails; Sharon Arts Center

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/10/13

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