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Unity, NH


unity New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Unity Board of Selectmen
Edward A. Gregory, Chairman
13 Center Road, Unit 3
Charlestown, NH 03603
Telephone (603) 543-3102
Fax (603) 542-5922
E-mail unitysecretary@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.unitynh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, 9 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 6 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm; Selectmen's Secretary: Monday, 1 pm - 4 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 am - 5 pm, closed Friday

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Claremont-Newport, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 6, 9

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: This territory was first chartered in 1753, and named Buckingham, after John Hobart, first Earl of Buckinghamshire. Grants of this area had been given by both the early Massachusetts government and by Governor Benning Wentworth, causing dispute among those looking to claim the land. The town was incorporated as Unity in 1764 when the grant terms provided a friendly resolution to the dispute. In the charter document, the grantees were allowed to come to mutual agreement the size of each tract, when usually the tracts were to be divided into equal shares for all those named in the grant.
Villages and Place Names: East Unity, Quaker City, West Unity
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 538 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Unity totaled 884 over 54 years, from 708 in 1960 to 1,592 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 54 percent between 1970 and 1980; the smallest was zero change between 1960 and 1970. The 2014 Census estimate for Unity was 1,592 residents, which ranked 157th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 43.1 persons per square mile of land area. Unity contains 37.0 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $1,427,318
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $6,503,610
Zoning Ordinance 2010
Master Plan 1996
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Library
Public Library Unity Free Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Sullivan County Sheriff's Dept covers Unity
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 10 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; 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 ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.43
2014 Equalization Ratio $98.2
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.06
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings$88.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings$8.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other$3.3%

(ACS 2010-2014) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 674
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 595
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure -
Five or More Units in Structure -
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 79
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2014 1,592 43,291
2010 1,671 43,742
2000 1,535 40,560
1990 1,343 38,652
1980 1,092 36,063
1970 709 30,949
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   783 Female:   809
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 49
Age 5 to 19 219
Age 20 to 34 193
Age 35 to 54 528
Age 55 to 64 291
Age 65 and over 312
Median Age 49.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 15.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) ANNUAL INCOME, 2014
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $24,416
Median family income $66,181
Median household income $57,917
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,432
Female $38,269
Individuals below the poverty level 7.3%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 710 931
Employed 692 908
Unemployed 18 23
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 14 n
Average Weekly Wage $421 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 6 n
Average Weekly Wage $992 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 20 n
Average Weekly Wage $586 n
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 38 195
Average Weekly Wage $342 $713
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 58 n
Average Weekly Wage $426 n
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Unity operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Claremont SAU 6
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC (Claremont) Region: 10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 111
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: -
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon

LARGEST BUSINESSES* PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not Available
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 7
Distance 12 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Claremont Municipal
Runway 3,098 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 32 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 82 miles
Portland, ME 174 miles
Boston, MA 132 miles
New York City, NY 238 miles
Montreal, Quebec 214 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 1.1%
Worked at home 5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 12.4%
Commuting to another NH community 82.6%
Commuting out-of-state 5.0%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
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
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): King Ridge, Mount Sunapee
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, January 2016.
Community Response Received 06/10/15

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