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Alexandria, NH

alexandria New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Alexandria
Jennifer Dostie, Administrative Assistant
47 Washburn Road
Alexandria, NH 03222
Telephone (603) 744-3220
Fax (603) 744-9461
E-mail alexandrianh@metrocast.net
Web Site www.alexandrianh.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Meeting: Tuesday, 6 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 7 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Grafton County Districts 11, 18

Incorporated: 1782
Origin: First granted in 1753, this town was most likely named for Alexandria, Virginia, the site of the first American governor's conference. In 1755, five colonial governors met in Alexandria to decide upon action to be taken against the French, who had established a string of forts and trading posts nearly surrounding the colonies. The result of the conference was a declaration of war against the French and their Indian allies. Alexandria, New Hampshire, was the birthplace of Luther C. Ladd, famous as the first enlisted soldier to lose his life in the Civil War.
Villages and Place Names: South Alexandria
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 298 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Alexandria totaled 1,080 over 41 years, from 706 in 1980 to 1,786 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 66 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2021 Census estimate for Alexandria was 1,786 residents, which ranked 147th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 41.0 persons per square mile of land area. Alexandria contains 43.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $2,416,781
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $4,152,939
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Library; Conservation; Recycling
Public Library Haynes

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Commercial
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 21 miles 25
Concord Hospital - Laconia 24 miles 45

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary - paper & metal
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.82
2021 Equalization Ratio 96.8
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.08
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.9%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 989
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 825
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 38
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 126
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 1,786 92,201
2020 1,783 91,123
2010 1,613 89,118
2000 1,334 81,826
1990 1,173 74,998
1980 706 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   971 Female:   1,030
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 44
Age 5 to 19 274
Age 20 to 34 212
Age 35 to 54 606
Age 55 to 64 411
Age 65 and over 454
Median Age 51.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 83.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.1%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,591
Median family income $73,167
Median household income $71,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $56,797
Female $40,875
Individuals below the poverty level 7.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 810 833
Employed 770 810
Unemployed 40 23
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 15 n
Average Weekly Wage $577 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 53 n
Average Weekly Wage $726 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 68 65
Average Weekly Wage $692 $777
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 26 20
Average Weekly Wage $325 $448
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 94 85
Average Weekly Wage $592 $699

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 Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 16
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
JPS Industries Pollution control 6 1986
Carroll Concrete Concrete 3 1986
Cantara's Auto Body Auto body repair 3 1980

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 104
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, BristolRunway1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 42 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 58 miles
Portland, ME 101 miles
Boston, MA 108 miles
New York City, NY 304 miles
Montreal, Quebec 231 miles

(ACS 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.4%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 9.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 62.6%
Commuting to another NH community 33.2%
Commuting out-of-state 4.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
Other: State Park; Newfound Lake; AMC Cardigan Lodge

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 5/9/22

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