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Woodstock, NH

woodstock New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Woodstock
Judy Welch, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 156
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Telephone (603) 745-8752
Fax (603) 745-2393
E-mail admin@woodstocknh.org
Web Site www.woodstocknh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm; Tax Collector: Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 5

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: This town was first granted in 1763 as Peeling, after an English town, to Eli Demerit and others. Many of the settlers were from Lebanon, Connecticut, and acquainted with that town's minister, Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, who later founded Dartmouth College. The terms of the charter were not met, and in 1771 Governor John Wentworth regranted the town to Nathaniel Cushman and others. In this grant, the town was named Fairfield, after Fairfield, Connecticut. In 1840, the town was renamed Woodstock by act of legislature, after a historic palace in Woodstock, England.
Villages and Place Names: Fairview, Lost River, North Woodstock
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 83 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Woodstock totaled 558 over 53 years, from 827 in 1960 to 1,385 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 21 percent between 2000 and 2010; population declined from 1990 to 2000. The 2013 Census estimate for Woodstock was 1,385 residents, which ranked 168th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 23.7 persons per square mile of land area. Woodstock contains 58.5 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $2,941,994
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $7,482,956
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Floodplain; Library; Trust Funds; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:Conservation; Librarian
Public Library Moosilauke Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 23 miles 25
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 24 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; municipal
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Time Warner; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.91
2013 Equalization Ratio 99.9
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.71
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,386
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,060
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 94
Five or More Units in Structure 91
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 141
Total Population Community County
2013 1,359 89,181
2010 1,374 89,118
2000 1,140 81,826
1990 1,168 74,998
1980 1,008 65,806
1970 897 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   685 Female:   572
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 72
Age 5 to 19 143
Age 20 to 34 280
Age 35 to 54 391
Age 55 to 64 132
Age 65 and over 239
Median Age 42.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $27,254
Median family income $56,563
Median household income $45,781
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $31,442
Female $33,438
Individuals below the poverty level 7.6%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 717 778
Employed 686 738
Unemployed 31 40
Unemployment Rate 4.3% 5.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 25 45
Average Weekly Wage $532 $771
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 97 86
Average Weekly Wage $300 $410
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 122 131
Average Weekly Wage $347 $534
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 10 10
Average Weekly Wage $442 $736
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 132 141
Average Weekly Wage $354 $549

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative (Lincoln, Woodstock) SAU 68
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Woodstock Inn Bed & breakfast 110 1980

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 112, 118, 175
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 30 - 32
Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia Airport
Runway 2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 60 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 81 miles
Portland, ME 99 miles
Boston, MA 131 miles
New York City, NY 336 miles
Montreal, Quebec 192 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.1%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 8.1%
Other Means 4.3%
Worked at home 1.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 14.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 24.3%
Commuting to another NH community 75.7%
Commuting out-of-state 0%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon & Cannon Mtns.
Other: Skiing; Motor Sports Park; Lost River Gorge; Caf? Lafayette Dinner Train; Alpine Adventures

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/30/2014

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