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Stewartstown, NH

stewartstown New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Stewartstown
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 119
West Stewartstown, NH 03597
Telephone (603) 246-3329
Fax (603) 246-3329
E-mail townofstewartstown@hotmail.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 9 am - 4 pm, 6 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 2 pm, Wednesday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Colebrook NH-VT LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coös County District 1

Incorporated: 1795
Origin: This territory was chartered in 1770 by Governor John Wentworth. The land was granted to Sir James Cockburne and Sir George Colebrooke, who were connected to the East India Company, John Nelson of Granada, a Wentworth relation, and Sir John Stuart, Lord Bute, who held much influence with King George III. The group paid their respects to Lord Bute by naming the grant Stuart Town in his honor. The town was incorporated as Stuart in 1795, but questions about the legality of the proceedings resulted in a new incorporation as Stewartstown in 1799. The Abenaki Indian Metallak, well known and liked by area settlers, is buried in the town cemetery.
Villages and Place Names: Stewartstown Hollow, West Stewartstown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 99 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Stewartstown totaled 75 over 53 years, from 918 in 1960 to 993 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 11 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Stewartstown was 993 residents, which ranked 186th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 21.3 persons per square mile of land area. Stewartstown contains 46.5 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $948,134
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $2,369,436
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan Yes
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library
Public Library Dennis Joos Memorial

Police Department No
Fire Department No
Emergency Medical Service Beecher Falls, VT - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 10 miles 16

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier AmeriGas
Water Supplier Riverside; Canaan; Private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access No
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.38
2013 Equalization Ratio 100.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.98
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings73.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other21.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 936
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 715
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 44
Five or More Units in Structure 56
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 121
Total Population Community County
2013 973 32,096
2010 1,004 33,055
2000 1,013 33,156
1990 1,049 24,879
1980 943 35,014
1970 1,008 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   495 Female:   519
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 50
Age 5 to 19 194
Age 20 to 34 141
Age 35 to 54 274
Age 55 to 64 150
Age 65 and over 205
Median Age 47.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 81.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 7.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $19,622
Median family income $39,028
Median household income $31,579
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $32,321
Female $30,078
Individuals below the poverty level 16.3%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 443 389
Employed 422 357
Unemployed 21 32
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 8.2%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 16 13
Average Weekly Wage $695 $432
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 68 63
Average Weekly Wage $229 $294
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 83 76
Average Weekly Wage $317 $317
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 39 252
Average Weekly Wage $269 $580
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 122 328
Average Weekly Wage $302 $519

Schools students attend: Stewartstown operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitoned to Colebrook or Canaan VT SAU 7
Career Technology Center(s): None in Region 01 Region: 1
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 91
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Berlin

Solomon's Store Convenience store 20 1945
Spa Restaurant Restaurant 15
Towle's Market Convenience store, gas 3
Marques Hardware Hardware store 2

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 145
Nearest Interstate, Exit Aut-55 (QC), Exit 21; I-91 (VT), Exit 28
Distance 36 miles; 42 miles
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gifford Field, Colebrook
Runway 2,440 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 129 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 163 miles
Portland, ME 142 miles
Boston, MA 213 miles
New York City, NY 395 miles
Montreal, Quebec 131 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 54.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 15.1%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 9.3%
Other Means 4.4%
Worked at home 16.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 14.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 39.5%
Commuting to another NH community 43.3%
Commuting out-of-state 17.2%
X Municipal Parks
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
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
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Balsams Wilderness

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/2/2014

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