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Weare, NH

weare New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Weare
Naomi Bolton, Town Administrator
15 Flanders Memorial Road
Weare, NH 03281
Telephone (603) 529-7535
Fax (603) 529-4554
E-mail nbolton@weare.nh.gov
Web Site www.weare.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 7 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 2, 39

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: This territory was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 by petition by Robert Hale for Captain William Raymond's men, who were soldiers in the Canadian wars. It was know as Beverly-Canada, for their home in Beverly, Massachusetts, or Halestown. In 1748, Ichabod Robie, Meshech Weare, and others from Hampton Falls petitioned for township near the Amoskeag, which was granted by the Masonian Proprietors. It was called both Robiestown and Wearestown. In 1764 it was incorporated as Weare, in honor of Colonel Meshech Weare, who served New Hampshire as its first president from 1776 until 1785.
Villages and Place Names: Chase Village, Clinton Grove, North Weare, Riverdale, Slab City, South Weare, Tavern Village, Everett Lake
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,924 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Weare totaled 7,408 over 53 years, from 1,420 in 1960 to 8,828 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 92 percent between 1980 and 1990, following a 75 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2013 Census estimate for Weare was 8,828 residents, which ranked 32nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 149.5 persons per square mile of land area. Weare contains 59.1 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $5,040,892
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $14,128,318
Zoning Ordinance 1988/14
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Cable
Public Library Weare Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 14 miles 237
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 20 miles 279
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 17 miles 233

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.75
2013 Equalization Ratio 107.1
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.27
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.3%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 3,634
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,084
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 177
Five or More Units in Structure 184
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 189
Total Population Community County
2013 8,828 402,979
2010 8,785 400,721
2000 7,827 382,384
1990 6,192 336,549
1980 3,232 276,608
1970 1,851 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    4,386 Female:    4,442
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 672
Age 5 to 19 1,971
Age 20 to 34 1,568
Age 35 to 54 3,020
Age 55 to 64 1,043
Age 65 and over 554
Median Age 37.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 33.4%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $33,744
Median family income $90,266
Median household income $86,674
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $54,199
Female $45,430
Individuals below the poverty level 1.9%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 4,705 5,135
Employed 4,530 4,880
Unemployed 175 255
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 5.0%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 257 358
Average Weekly Wage $759 $1,013
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 739 872
Average Weekly Wage $588 $711
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 996 1,230
Average Weekly Wage $632 $799
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 376 433
Average Weekly Wage $558 $702
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,372 1,663
Average Weekly Wage $612 $774

Schools students attend: Weare operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of John Stark Regional (Henniker, Weare) SAU 24
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 524 476 720
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 171
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Mount Washington College; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

Weare School District Education 159 1800
John Stark Regional School District Education 133 1987
Granite State Telephone Communication services 52 1937
Town of Weare Municipal services 66 1764
Goffstown Truck Center Truck repair, parts 47 1968
Country 3 Corners Hardware store 12

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 77, 114, 149
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 2
Distance 12 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway 6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 18 miles
Portland, ME 117 miles
Boston, MA 71 miles
New York City, NY 245 miles
Montreal, Quebec 249 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 74.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.2%
Public transportation 1.8%
Walked 1.2%
Other Means 2.4%
Worked at home 9.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 17.7%
Commuting to another NH community 62.0%
Commuting out-of-state 20.3%
X 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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
Other: Clough State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/20/14

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