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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 Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coos Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Coos 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 666 over 52 years, from 1,581 in 1960 to 2,247 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 14 percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2012 Census estimate for Whitefield was 2,247 residents, which ranked 130th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 67.4 persons per square mile of land area. Whitefield contains 34.2 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $2,598,460
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012-2013 $1,541,797
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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.31
2012 Equalization Ratio 127.8
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.31
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings76.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other10.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,370
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 837
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 79
Five or More Units in Structure 203
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 251
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 2,247 32,096
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,074 Female:   1,040
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 96
Age 5 to 19 272
Age 20 to 34 384
Age 35 to 54 559
Age 55 to 64 330
Age 65 and over 473
Median Age 49 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $25,269
Median family income $57,917
Median household income $44,485
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $43,718
Female $31,495
Individuals below the poverty level 10.1%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 1,045 1,136
Employed 998 1,070
Unemployed 47 66
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 5.8%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 124 60
Average Weekly Wage $551 $770
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 436 644
Average Weekly Wage $414 $542
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 560 704
Average Weekly Wage $444 $562
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 199 228
Average Weekly Wage $515 $619
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 759 932
Average Weekly Wage $463 $576
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 White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh Gallen Regional Career & Technical Center, Littleton; White Mountain Regional High - CTE, Whitefield 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 347 394
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 42
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

(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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.9%
Public transportation 1.9%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 4.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 22.2%
Commuting to another NH community 74.8%
Commuting out-of-state 3.0%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Cinemas
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 06/19/13

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