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Sutton, NH


Sutton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Sutton Board of Selectmen
Elly Phillips, Town Administrator
PO Box 487
Sutton, NH 03260
Telephone (603) 927-4416
Fax (603) 927-4631
E-mail townofsutton@mcttelecom.com
Web Site www.sutton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am - 3 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 8
State Representative Merrimack County District 4

Incorporated: 1784
Origin: This territory was granted in 1748 to Obadiah Parry and others from Haverhill, Massachusetts, who had petitioned the Masonian Proprietors for a land grant. For a while the settlement was known as Parrystown. Because it was located in Indian country near Mount Kearsarge, many settlers forfeited their claims, even with an extension granted in 1773. In 1783 residents petitioned for incorporation and town privileges under the name Sutton, which was granted in 1784. Sutton was at one time home to a religious sect known as the Osgoodites.
Villages and Place Names: East Sutton, North Sutton, Shingle Mill Corner, South Sutton, Sutton Mills
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 520 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Sutton totaled 1,356 over 52 years, from 487 in 1960 to 1,843 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 70 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2012 Census estimate for Sutton was 1,843 residents, which ranked 145th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 43.4 persons per square mile of land area. Sutton contains 42.4 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $2,464,845
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1966/10
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Library; Trust Funds; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; building
Public Library Sutton Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 8 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; 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 TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.57
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.50
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 944
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 919
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 25
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 1,843 146,761
2010 1,837 146,445
2000 1,556 136,716
1990 1,460 120,618
1980 1,091 98,302
1970 642 80,925
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   867 Female:   927
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 121
Age 5 to 19 388
Age 20 to 34 202
Age 35 to 54 453
Age 55 to 64 280
Age 65 and over 350
Median Age 45 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 51.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,322
Median family income $78,281
Median household income $62,596
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $59,079
Female $41,146
Individuals below the poverty level 4.0%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 950 1,003
Employed 925 968
Unemployed 25 35
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 197 221
Average Weekly Wage $787 $898
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 156 236
Average Weekly Wage $502 $854
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 352 457
Average Weekly Wage $661 $875
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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): Sugar River Valley RTC, Claremont or Newport Region: 10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment 89 567
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 24
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Labsphere, Inc. Light measurement technology 129
Country Club of New Hampshire Golf course

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 103, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 10
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway 3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 45 miles
Portland, ME 131 miles
Boston, MA 95 miles
New York City, NY 270 miles
Montreal, Quebec 221 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.0%
Other Means 1.3%
Worked at home 9.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.0 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 24.2%
Commuting to another NH community 74.6%
Commuting out-of-state 1.2%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X 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: Wadleigh State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/06/13

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