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Temple, NH

temple New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Temple Board of Selectmen
Debra Harling, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 191
Temple, NH 03084
Telephone (603) 878-2536
Fax (603) 878-5067
E-mail templebos@comcast.net
Web Site www.templenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Assistant: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, 12 noon - 5 pm, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am - 2 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 9
State Representative Hillsborough County District 25

Incorporated: 1768
Origin: This town was part of Peterborough Slip when first granted in 1750, which included what is now Sharon. Temple was incorporated in 1768 as a separate town, and named in honor of John Temple, lieutenant governor under John Wentworth. Temple was a son-in-law to James Bowdoin, for whom Bowdoin College is named. The Temple Glass Works was founded here in 1780 by Robert Hewes of Boston, who employed Hessian glassblowers, former members of the British Army. In 1781 Mr. Hewes petitioned the legislature to allow a lottery to raise funds to keep his glass business going, which was granted. Temple glass is rare and sought after today.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 747 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Temple totaled 1,244 over 53 years, from 361 in 1960 to 1,605 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 74 percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Temple was 1,605 residents, which ranked 156th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 72.1 persons per square mile of land area. Temple contains 22.3 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $1,527,514
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $2,685,697
Zoning Ordinance 1972/15
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Budget
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Recreation; Capital Improvement
Public Library Mansfield Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 10 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.61
2014 Equalization Ratio 94.6
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.36
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 701
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 570
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 100
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 31
Total Population Community County
2013 1,605 402,979
2010 1,366 400,721
2000 1,309 382,384
1990 1,202 336,549
1980 692 276,608
1970 441 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   711 Female:   894
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 71
Age 5 to 19 309
Age 20 to 34 256
Age 35 to 54 503
Age 55 to 64 222
Age 65 and over 244
Median Age 44.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 26,644
Median family income 62,574
Median household income 55,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 60,167
Female 27,326
Individuals below the poverty level 8.4%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 783 750
Employed 758 712
Unemployed 25.0 38
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 5.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 33 n
Average Weekly Wage $697 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 94 n
Average Weekly Wage $716 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 127 104
Average Weekly Wage $711 $589
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 14 15
Average Weekly Wage $520 $611
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 141 119
Average Weekly Wage $692 $592
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Contoocook Valley Cooperative (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple) SAU 1
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center Region: 14
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-4
Total Enrollment 57
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 36
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Daniel Webster; Rivier

Timberdoodle Shooting club 4 1972
Wheelands Auto repair 4 1990
Pony Farm Horse farm 4 1982
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 45, 101
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; I-293, Exit 4
Distance 22 miles; 29 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Jaffrey - Silver Ranch
Runway 2,982 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 32 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 32 miles
Portland, ME 128 miles
Boston, MA 69 miles
New York City, NY 226 miles
Montreal, Quebec 284 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 63.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.7%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0%
Other Means 1.8%
Worked at home 23.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 27.9%
Commuting to another NH community 67.1%
Commuting out-of-state 5%
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
Other: Temple Mountain State Reservation

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 09/16/15

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