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Whitefield, NH

whitefield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Whitefield Economic Development Corp.
Sam Chase, President
7 Jefferson Road, Selectmen's Office
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 551 over 53 years, from 1,581 in 1960 to 2,132 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 14 percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Whitefield was 2,132 residents, which ranked 135th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 62.2 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with New Hampton. Whitefield contains 34.3 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $3,518,019
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $2,011,152
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

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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.41
2014 Equalization Ratio 107.3
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.74
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings72.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other11.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,351
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 839
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 114
Five or More Units in Structure 189
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 209
Total Population Community County
2013 2,132 32,141
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   1,112 Female:   1,020
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 75
Age 5 to 19 286
Age 20 to 34 425
Age 35 to 54 605
Age 55 to 64 352
Age 65 and over 389
Median Age 47.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 26,196
Median family income 60,769
Median household income 45,399
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 44,219
Female 33,000
Individuals below the poverty level 10.3%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 998 1,266
Employed 959 1,220
Unemployed 39.0 46
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.6%

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
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

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 Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 309 390
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 16
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton

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, Whitefield
Runway 4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 78 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 112 miles
Portland, ME 108 miles
Boston, MA 162 miles
New York City, NY 353 miles
Montreal, Quebec 179 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.5%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 24.3%
Commuting to another NH community 72.3%
Commuting out-of-state 3.4%
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/01/15

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