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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 Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate 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 990 over 55 years, from 921 in 1960 to 1,911 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 45 percent between 1970 and 1980, accounting for nearly half the total numeric increase. The 2015 Census estimate for Westmoreland was 1,911 residents, which ranked 141st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 53.2 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Surry. 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, 2016 $1,454,339
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $3,910,472
Zoning Ordinance 1957/16
Master Plan 2016
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Budget; Cemetery, Briggs Fund; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; 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 116
Brattleboro Memorial, Brattleboro VT 14 miles 61

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.81
2015 Equalization Ratio 106.3
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.13
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 737
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 689
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 10
Five or More Units in Structure 29
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 9
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 1,911 76,430
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) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   921 Female:   990
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 72
Age 5 to 19 339
Age 20 to 34 239
Age 35 to 54 548
Age 55 to 64 316
Age 65 and over 397
Median Age 49.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 40.0%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,110
Median family income $79,803
Median household income $78,355
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,141
Female $39,167
Individuals below the poverty level 7.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 948 958
Employed 925 930
Unemployed 23 28
Unemployment Rate 2.4% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 128 96
Average Weekly Wage $774 $874
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 129 98
Average Weekly Wage $590 $778
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 257 194
Average Weekly Wage $681 $825
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 416 293
Average Weekly Wage $524 $669
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 673 487
Average Weekly Wage $584 $731

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Westmoreland operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 29
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE; Windham RCC (VT) Region: 13
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 1-8
Total Enrollment 140 4
2016 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

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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, SwanzeyRunway6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 54 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 78 miles
Portland, ME 168 miles
Boston, MA 111 miles
New York City, NY 212 miles
Montreal, Quebec 236 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.3%
Public transportation 0.9%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 7.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 19.6%
Commuting to another NH community 67.9%
Commuting out-of-state 12.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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