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Westmoreland, NH


westmoreland New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Westmoreland Board of Selectmen
JoAnn LaBarre, Town Administrator
PO Box 55
Westmoreland, NH 03467
Telephone (603) 399-4471
Fax (603) 399-4386
E-mail townofwestmoreland@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.westmorelandnh.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 12 noon - 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 7:30 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday, 7:30 am - 11 am

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 10
State Representative Cheshire County District 1

Incorporated: 1752
Origin: This territory was chartered by the Massachusetts government in 1735 as Number 2, being second in the line of Connecticut River fort towns designed to protect the colonies from Indian attack. For a while, the settlement was known as Great Meadows. When New Hampshire became an independent province, Governor Benning Wentworth granted the town to Thomas Chamberlain and others as Westmoreland. The name was in honor of a relative of the Governor, John Fane, seventh Earl of Westmoreland. The meetinghouse in Westmoreland, built in 1762, has a steeple bell cast by the Paul Revere Foundry.
Villages and Place Names: East Westmoreland, Gilboa, Poocham, Westmoreland Depot
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,018 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Westmoreland totaled 797 over 53 years, from 921 in 1960 to 1,718 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 45 percent between 1970 and 1980, accounting for over half the total numeric increase. The 2013 Census estimate for Westmoreland was 1,718 residents, which ranked 148th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 47.8 persons per square mile of land area. Westmoreland contains 35.9 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,226,170
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $3,257,267
Zoning Ordinance 1957/14
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Budget; Cemetery, Briggs Fund
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Capital Improvement; Joint Loss Mgt; Recreation
Public Library Westmoreland Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 11 miles 140
Brattleboro Memorial, Brattleboro VT 14 miles 61

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
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) $22.41
2013 Equalization Ratio 105
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.46
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 755
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 710
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 28
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 15
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 1,862 76,851
2010 1,874 77,117
2000 1,753 73,993
1990 1,605 70,223
1980 1,452 62,116
1970 998 52,364
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,128 Female:   1,055
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 90
Age 5 to 19 387
Age 20 to 34 324
Age 35 to 54 740
Age 55 to 64 250
Age 65 and over 392
Median Age 46.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 32.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,462
Median family income $83,796
Median household income $78,047
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $51,458
Female $32,278
Individuals below the poverty level 3.4%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 924 924
Employed 896 884
Unemployed 28 40
Unemployment Rate 3% 4.3%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 126 112
Average Weekly Wage $617 $743
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 147 91
Average Weekly Wage $427 $707
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 273 202
Average Weekly Wage $515 $727
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 414 291
Average Weekly Wage $494 $636
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 687 493
Average Weekly Wage $502 $673

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Westmoreland operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 29
Career Technology Center(s): The Cheshire Career Center, Keene; Fall Mountain Regional High School - CTE, Langdon; Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro, VT Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 8-Jan
Total Enrollment 154 4
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: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Servpro Cleaning service 8
Cox Woodworking Millwork 5 1981
Westmoreland Wood Products Woodturning 4 1970
Maplewood Nursing Home Nursing Home 200

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12, 63
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3 or 5
Distance 10 miles; 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, Swanzey
Runway 6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 54 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 67 miles
Portland, ME 160 miles
Boston, MA 97 miles
New York City, NY 216 miles
Montreal, Quebec 236 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.7%
Public transportation 1.3%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 4.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 18%
Commuting to another NH community 68.9%
Commuting out-of-state 13.1%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Snow & Okemo, VT
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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