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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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, extended hours Monday, 6 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 2 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Colebrook, NH-VT LMA, NH part
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 decreased by 107 over 54 years, from 918 in 1960 to 811 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an 11 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2014 Census estimate for Stewartstown was 811 residents, which ranked 197th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 17.4 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.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $925,125
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $2,416,275
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

Emergency Services
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 Eversource Energy; 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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.73
2015 Equalization Ratio 102.8
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.48
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings74.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other21.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 945
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 690
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 39
Five or More Units in Structure 65
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 151
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 811 32,202
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   401 Female:   410
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 26
Age 5 to 19 76
Age 20 to 34 131
Age 35 to 54 150
Age 55 to 64 130
Age 65 and over 298
Median Age 56.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 83.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 11.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $19,884
Median family income $41,875
Median household income $28,661
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $31,000
Female $29,688
Individuals below the poverty level 15.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 458 407
Employed 412 382
Unemployed 46 25
Unemployment Rate 10.0% 6.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 12 15
Average Weekly Wage $579 $508
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 74 66
Average Weekly Wage $227 $266
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 86 81
Average Weekly Wage $278 $311
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 37 251
Average Weekly Wage $294 $599
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 123 332
Average Weekly Wage $282 $529

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Stewartstown operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitoned to Colebrook or Canaan VT SAU 7
Career Technology Center(s): Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center Region: 2
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 78
2016 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

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Solomon's Store Convenience store 20 1945
Spa Restaurant Restaurant 15
Towle's Market Convenience store, gas 3
Marques Hardware Hardware store 2

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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, ColebrookRunway2,440 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 129 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 160 miles
Portland, ME 141 miles
Boston, MA 181 miles
New York City, NY 387 miles
Montreal, Quebec 123 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 17.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.6%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 7.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 17.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 27.1%
Commuting to another NH community 57.2%
Commuting out-of-state 15.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 07/13/16

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