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Sutton, NH


sutton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Sutton Board of Selectmen
Elly Phillips, Town Administrator
93 Main Street
Sutton Mills, NH 03221
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, Tax Collector: Monday, 8 am - 12 noon, Tuesday, 8 am - 5:45 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 2:45 pm, Saturday, 9 am - 11:45 am

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 1,535 over 55 years, from 487 in 1960 to 2,022 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 70 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2015 Census estimate for Sutton was 2,022 residents, which ranked 138th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 47.5 persons per square mile of land area. Sutton contains 42.6 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $3,178,158
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $4,436,167
Zoning Ordinance 1966/16
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board/ZBA
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 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 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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.98
2015 Equalization Ratio 99.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.63
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,063
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,025
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 38
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 2,022 147,262
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) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   1,065 Female:   957
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 96
Age 5 to 19 431
Age 20 to 34 242
Age 35 to 54 542
Age 55 to 64 284
Age 65 and over 427
Median Age 43.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 54.0%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,609
Median family income $83,125
Median household income $74,044
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,150
Female $45,104
Individuals below the poverty level 5.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 967 1,076
Employed 944 1,045
Unemployed 23 31
Unemployment Rate 2.4% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 89 100
Average Weekly Wage $978 $1,314
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 57 120
Average Weekly Wage $685 $501
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 146 219
Average Weekly Wage $864 $871
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 160 227
Average Weekly Wage $635 $925
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 306 446
Average Weekly Wage $745 $899

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 1 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 101 420 566
2016 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; Northeast Catholic College

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Labsphere, Inc. Light measurement technology 129
Country Club of New Hampshire Golf course

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(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, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 44 miles
Portland, ME 136 miles
Boston, MA 94 miles
New York City, NY 267 miles
Montreal, Quebec 219 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.1%
Public transportation 1.0%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 11.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.2 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 25.7%
Commuting to another NH community 70.6%
Commuting out-of-state 3.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
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
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, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/17/16

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