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South Hampton, NH


southhampton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of South Hampton
Angela Racine, Town Administrator
3 Hilldale Avenue
South Hampton, NH 03827
Telephone (603) 394-7696
Fax (603) 394-2134
E-mail info@southhamptonnh.org
Web Site http://southhamptonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administrator: Monday, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Wednesday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Wednesday, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Friday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
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 16, 35

Incorporated: 1742
Origin: This town was one of the first granted by Governor Benning Wentworth. When the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border was established in 1741, territory that was in Amesbury and Salisbury, Massachusetts, became part of New Hampshire. South Hampton was chartered in 1742 from that territory. Much of the area was already settled when the boundary line was changed, and some residents petitioned to become part of a town closer to them. The east end was annexed to Hampton Falls in 1742 and the west side was separated to form Newton in 1748. At one time, the town was home to over twelve different religious sects.
Villages and Place Names: Smith Corner, Towles Corner, Jewell Town, Currierville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 448 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for South Hampton totaled 373 over 53 years, from 443 in 1960 to 816 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 28 percent between 1980 and 1990; the smallest, a one percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2013 Census estimate for South Hampton was 816 residents, which ranked 194th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 103.2 persons per square mile of land area. South Hampton contains 7.9 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,009,625
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $2,068,811
Zoning Ordinance 1972/14
Master Plan 1990
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Historic District; Aging
Public Library South Hampton Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Anna Jacques, Newburyport MA 8 miles 123
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 10 miles 99

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
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
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.53
2013 Equalization Ratio 101.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.47
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 389
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 342
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 45
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 816 297,820
2010 814 295,223
2000 848 278,748
1990 843 246,744
1980 660 190,345
1970 558 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   349 Female:   398
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 26
Age 5 to 19 129
Age 20 to 34 89
Age 35 to 54 239
Age 55 to 64 138
Age 65 and over 126
Median Age 49.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $40,721
Median family income $97,083
Median household income $76,875
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $64,643
Female $52,500
Individuals below the poverty level 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 471 465
Employed 453 437
Unemployed 18 28
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 6%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 43 47
Average Weekly Wage $504 $633
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 83 46
Average Weekly Wage $940 $683
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 126 93
Average Weekly Wage $791 $658
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 30 34
Average Weekly Wage $489 $573
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 156 127
Average Weekly Wage $733 $635

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: South Hampton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Amesbury MA SAU 21
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter Region: 18
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 63
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not Available

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 107A, 150
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-495 (MA), Exit 54
Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plum Island, Newburyport MA
Runway 2,105 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 38 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 35 miles
Portland, ME 72 miles
Boston, MA 42 miles
New York City, NY 253 miles
Montreal, Quebec 290 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 1.5%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 0%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 12%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 16.8%
Commuting to another NH community 27.1%
Commuting out-of-state 56.1%
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
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/24/2014

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