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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-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 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 356 over 54 years, from 443 in 1960 to 799 in 2014. 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 2014 Census estimate for South Hampton was 799 residents, which ranked 200th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 101.0 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, 2015 $865,181
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $2,154,580
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
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.70
2014 Equalization Ratio $101.6
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.68
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings$90.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings$7.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other$2.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 462
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 381
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure -
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 78
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2014 799 297,702
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   372 Female:   427
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 39
Age 5 to 19 119
Age 20 to 34 107
Age 35 to 54 264
Age 55 to 64 136
Age 65 and over 134
Median Age 48.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.7%

(ACS 2010-2014) ANNUAL INCOME, 2014
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $47,001
Median family income $103,750
Median household income $91,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $77,083
Female $43,295
Individuals below the poverty level 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 470 498
Employed 449 476
Unemployed 21 22
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 4.4%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 45 48
Average Weekly Wage $498 $701
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 89 38
Average Weekly Wage $1,025 $721
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 134 86
Average Weekly Wage $849 $710
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 33 33
Average Weekly Wage $510 $598
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 166 119
Average Weekly Wage $783 $679
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

(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): No Career Technical Center Region:
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 63
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: -
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES* PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not Available
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(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 2010-2014) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.3%
Public transportation 2.5%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 10.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 14.5%
Commuting to another NH community 29.7%
Commuting out-of-state 55.8%
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, January 2016.
Community Response Received 05/18/15

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