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Springfield, NH


springfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Springfield Board of Selectmen
Janet Roberts, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 22
Springfield, NH 03284
Telephone (603) 763-4805
Fax (603) 763-3336
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.springfieldnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 8 pm, closed Friday

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 1, 9

Incorporated: 1794
Origin: This territory was granted in 1769 to families from Portsmouth and led by Captain John Fisher, brother-in-law to Governor John Wentworth, who gave it the name Protectworth. The governor reserved a substantial portion of the grant for himself. In 1775, the governor fled New Hampshire, and Captain Fisher, who chose to side with Governor Wentworth in loyalty to England, had all his holdings confiscated by the colonies. Those who had settled the area petitioned for ownership of the land in 1780. In 1794 residents petitioned for incorporation, and asked to have their town named Springfield.
Villages and Place Names: East Springfield, Twin Lakes Village, Washburn Corner, West Springfield
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 210 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Springfield totaled 1,030 over 54 years, from 283 in 1960 to 1,313 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 72 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 48 percent increase over the next decade. The 2014 Census estimate for Springfield was 1,313 residents, which ranked 169th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 30.1 persons per square mile of land area. Springfield contains 43.6 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $1,507,059
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $3,196,248
Zoning Ordinance 1987/16
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Budget
Appointed:Conservation; Library
Public Library Libbie A. Cass Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 9 miles 25

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

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.59
2015 Equalization Ratio 97.7
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.94
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.4%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 667
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 631
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 36
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,313 43,291
2010 1,311 43,742
2000 948 40,560
1990 789 38,652
1980 532 36,063
1970 310 30,949
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   701 Female:   612
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 82
Age 5 to 19 266
Age 20 to 34 151
Age 35 to 54 478
Age 55 to 64 170
Age 65 and over 166
Median Age 42.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.8%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,054
Median family income $82,917
Median household income $76,207
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $57,159
Female $43,917
Individuals below the poverty level 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 661 744
Employed 647 722
Unemployed 14 22
Unemployment Rate 2.1% 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 12
Average Weekly Wage n $661
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 94
Average Weekly Wage n $1,250
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 220 106
Average Weekly Wage $876 $1,184
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 14 13
Average Weekly Wage $309 $540
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 235 118
Average Weekly Wage $841 $1,115

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College; Lebanon; Dartmouth

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Springfield Power Electrical generation
Durgin-Crowell Lumber mill
Evarts Kiln drying
Twin Lake Villa Resort

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 4A, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 12A
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 24 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 56 miles
Portland, ME 148 miles
Boston, MA 106 miles
New York City, NY 289 miles
Montreal, Quebec 206 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 67.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 14.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.7%
Other Means 3.0%
Worked at home 10.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 19.5%
Commuting to another NH community 75.3%
Commuting out-of-state 5.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X 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
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee, Ragged Mountain
   
Other: Hiking Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/23/16

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