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Washington, NH


washington New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Washington
Kenneth Eastman, Chair
7 Halfmoon Pond Road
Washington, NH 03280
Telephone (603) 495-3661
Fax (603) 495-1739
E-mail mdagesse@washingtonnh.org
Web Site www.washingtonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3 pm, Meeting Thursday, 7 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Thursday, 1 pm - 8 pm, Friday, 9 am - 3 pm, last Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Hillsborough 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 7, 11

Incorporated: 1776
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1735 by the Massachusetts government. It was named Monadnock Number 8, one of the fort towns designated to protect the colonies from Indian attack. In 1752, the Masonian Proprietors issued a new grant to Captain Peter Prescott and others, who called it New Concord. Those settlers forfeited claim, and the territory was granted yet again in 1768 to Reuben Kidder and others, under the name of Camden. In December 1776, residents petitioned the newly established American revolutionary government for incorporation of their town as Washington, in honor of General George Washington.
Villages and Place Names: East Washington, Washington Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 545 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Washington totaled 947 over 53 years, from 162 in 1960 to 1,109 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 66 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; population increased 53 percent from 1960 to 1970 and from 1980 to 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Washington was 1,109 residents, which ranked 180th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 24.4 persons per square mile of land area. Washington contains 45.5 square miles of land area and 2.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,816,623
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $2,427,421
Zoning Ordinance 1974/09
Master Plan 1992
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Parks & Recreation; Zoning
Public Library Shedd Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Municipal
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 25 miles 25
New London Hospital, New London 28 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 Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.97
2013 Equalization Ratio 98.9
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.83
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,080
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,031
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 11
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 38
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 1,113 43,074
2010 1,123 43,742
2000 907 40,560
1990 629 38,652
1980 411 36,063
1970 248 30,949
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   575 Female:   496
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 47
Age 5 to 19 165
Age 20 to 34 78
Age 35 to 54 301
Age 55 to 64 191
Age 65 and over 289
Median Age 51.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $31,041
Median family income $65,096
Median household income $52,292
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $46,250
Female $39,091
Individuals below the poverty level 11.2%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 454 493
Employed 435 467
Unemployed 19 26
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 5.3%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
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 48 n
Average Weekly Wage $431 n
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 42 41
Average Weekly Wage $311 $488
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 90 n
Average Weekly Wage $376 n

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Washington operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are tuitioned to Hillsborough-Deering Cooperative (Deering, Hillsborough) SAU 34
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 42
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Keene State; Colby-Sawyer; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Eccardt Farm Dairy 8
Washington Highway Department Road maintenance 5
Washington General Store Convenience store 3

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 31
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
Distance 25 miles
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
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 44 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 40 miles
Portland, ME 133 miles
Boston, MA 98 miles
New York City, NY 251 miles
Montreal, Quebec 227 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.4%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 45.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 15.7%
Commuting to another NH community 74.4%
Commuting out-of-state 9.9%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X 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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee, Pat's Peak
   
Other: Highland Lake; Pillsbury State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/20/2014

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