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Webster, NH


Webster New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Webster Board of Selectmen
Judith Jones, Administrative Assistant
945 Battle Street
Webster, NH 03303
Telephone (603) 648-2272
Fax (603) 648-6055
E-mail jjones@webster-nh.gov
Web Site www.webster-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Administration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 12 noon, 4 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, 6 pm - 8 pm, or by appointment

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
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 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 7, 25

Incorporated: 1860
Origin: This town was originally part of Boscawen, which was incorporated in 1760. In 1791, residents of the western part of Boscawen petitioned for separation into a town to be named Bristol. Residents of the eastern part voted to build a second meetinghouse to accommodate them, and thus avoid division. The separation finally occurred in 1860, when a new town was incorporated as Webster in honor of Daniel Webster, famous American lawyer and statesman. Webster served as Secretary of State during the administrations of Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. Mount Webster and Webster Lake were also named for him.
Villages and Place Names: Dingit Corner, Gerrish Corner, Snyders Mill, Swetts Mill, Courser Hill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 689 residents in 1870
Population Trends: Population change for Webster totaled 1,419 over 52 years, from 457 in 1960 to 1,876 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 61 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2012 Census estimate for Webster was 1,876 residents, which ranked 143rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 66.7 persons per square mile of land area. Webster contains 28.0 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $1,570,029
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012 $2,635,524
Zoning Ordinance 1974/13
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Planning; Agriculture; Parks; Sanitary Landfill; JLMC; Energy; Highway Safety
Public Library Webster Free Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 13 miles 237

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Pillsbury Lake
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.37
2012 Equalization Ratio 116.4
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.06
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 877
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 850
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 10
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 17
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 1,876 146,761
2010 1,872 146,445
2000 1,591 136,716
1990 1,274 120,618
1980 1,095 98,302
1970 680 80,925
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   869 Female:   880
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 64
Age 5 to 19 343
Age 20 to 34 215
Age 35 to 54 610
Age 55 to 64 313
Age 65 and over 204
Median Age 46 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $31,852
Median family income $76,417
Median household income $66,655
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $52,100
Female $45,764
Individuals below the poverty level 6.3%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 1,007 1,102
Employed 972 1,052
Unemployed 35 50
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 63 26
Average Weekly Wage $755 $1,226
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 46 70
Average Weekly Wage $269 $676
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 109 97
Average Weekly Wage $550 $825
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 33 53
Average Weekly Wage $416 $377
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 142 149
Average Weekly Wage $519 $667
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 46
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 109
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 18
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
White Mountain Imaging Photochemical process for x-rays 14 1982
Kimball Sheet Metal Heating, air conditioning ducts 1 1985
Santa-Cruz Associates Supplier of gunlocks for law enforcement 5 2000
Mellon Company High temperature laboratory furnaces 4 1968
Copart USA Used & salvaged vehicles, online car auctions 18 2012

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 7
Distance 6 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 41 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 35 miles
Portland, ME 127 miles
Boston, MA 85 miles
New York City, NY 290 miles
Montreal, Quebec 236 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.0%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 0.9%
Worked at home 6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 11.7%
Commuting to another NH community 85.2%
Commuting out-of-state 3.1%
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
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Ragged Mountain
   
Other: Youth Field Hockey; Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/03/13

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