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Whitefield, NH

whitefield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Whitefield Economic Development Corp.
Sam Chase, President
56 Littleton Road
Whitefield, NH 03598
Telephone (603) 837-2551
Fax (603) 837-3148
E-mail townofwhitefield@ne.rr.com
Web Site www.whitefieldnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 6 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coös County Districts 5, 7

Incorporated: 1804
Origin: This was the last town to be granted under the English provincial government. It was chartered by Governor John Wentworth on July 4, 1774, exactly two years prior to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Those named in the grant included Jeremy Belknap, who authored an early history of the state, and for whom Belknap County was named. The town may have been named for George Whitefield, a famous English evangelist, and friend of the Earl of Dartmouth. The town was known as Whitefields until its incorporation in 1804, when the last letter was dropped.
Villages and Place Names: Hazens
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 51 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Whitefield totaled 553 over 54 years, from 1,581 in 1960 to 2,134 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 14 percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2014 Census estimate for Whitefield was 2,134 residents, which ranked 135th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 62.2 persons per square mile of land area. Whitefield contains 34.3 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $3,026,843
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015 $2,044,219
Zoning Ordinance 1992/05
Master Plan 2009
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Whitefield Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster 9 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Whitefield Water System
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $25.45
2015 Equalization Ratio 101.9
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.50
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings73.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other11.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,429
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 875
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 166
Five or More Units in Structure 165
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 223
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 2,134 32,202
2010 2,306 33,055
2000 2,039 33,156
1990 1,917 34,879
1980 1,681 35,014
1970 1,538 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   1,111 Female:   1,023
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 97
Age 5 to 19 281
Age 20 to 34 402
Age 35 to 54 610
Age 55 to 64 355
Age 65 and over 389
Median Age 47.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 19.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $25,141
Median family income $59,464
Median household income $44,042
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,676
Female $32,309
Individuals below the poverty level 11.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 998 1,266
Employed 959 1,220
Unemployed 39 46
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 113 40
Average Weekly Wage $551 $888
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 522 628
Average Weekly Wage $450 $591
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 636 668
Average Weekly Wage $468 $609
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 207 225
Average Weekly Wage $580 $668
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 842 893
Average Weekly Wage $496 $624

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 307 394
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 28
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
White Mountain Regional High School Education 122 1963
Morrison Nursing Home Nursing home 97 1973
Mountain View Grand Hotel 200 2002
Presby Plastics Plastic septic systems 26 2003

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 116, 142
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 41
Distance 12 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation NCT
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Mt Washington Reg, WhitefieldRunway4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 78 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 105 miles
Portland, ME 106 miles
Boston, MA 158 miles
New York City, NY 351 miles
Montreal, Quebec 179 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 13.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 3.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 23.9%
Commuting to another NH community 73.1%
Commuting out-of-state 3.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X 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
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bretton Woods, Cannon Mountain
Other: Weathervane Theatre Players; Mountain View Grand Hotel

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 06/24/16

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