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Allenstown, NH

allenstown New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Allenstown
Derik Goodine, Town Administrator
16 School Street
Allenstown, NH 03275
Telephone (603) 485-4276
Fax (603) 485-8669
E-mail dgoodine@allenstownnh.gov
Web Site www.allenstownnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 7:30 am - 6:15 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:15 pm, closed Friday

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 22, 29

Incorporated: 1831
Origin: First granted in 1721, Allenstown was named after Samuel Allen, governor of the province while still under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts just prior to 1700. A portion of Bow was annexed to the town in 1815, and a portion of Hooksett in 1853. The area was once known as excellent bear country, and a good hunting ground for wild geese and ducks. Allenstown is home to Bear Brook State Park, the largest developed state park in New Hampshire, according to the NH Division of Parks and Recreation. The park covers nearly 10,000 acres and offers historical museums along with recreational swimming, hiking, biking, camping, and fishing.
Villages and Place Names: Suncook, Blodgett
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 254 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Allenstown totaled 1,715 over 49 years, from 2,732 in 1970 to 4,447 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Allenstown was 4,447 residents, which ranked 86th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 217.2 persons per square mile of land area. Allenstown contains 20.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $6,226,603
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $10,021,355
Zoning Ordinance 1960/18
Master Plan 2013
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Sewer; Library; Checklist; Trust Funds; Budget; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Parks & Recreation; Old Allenstown Meeting House; Welfare Fair Hearings; Suncook Village; Economic Development
Public Library Allenstown Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 9 miles 245

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Pembroke Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.10
2019 Equalization Ratio 88.4
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.21
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings76.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings20.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,858
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 820
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 211
Five or More Units in Structure 268
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 559
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 4,447 151,391
2010 4,322 146,445
2000 4,854 136,716
1990 4,710 120,618
1980 4,398 98,302
1970 2,732 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   2,249 Female:   2,141
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 236
Age 5 to 19 680
Age 20 to 34 890
Age 35 to 54 1,290
Age 55 to 64 601
Age 65 and over 693
Median Age 42.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 16.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $27,310
Median family income $71,012
Median household income $56,721
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $47,917
Female $40,525
Individuals below the poverty level 10.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 2,913 2,443
Employed 2,702 2,379
Unemployed 211 64
Unemployment Rate 7.2% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 137 117
Average Weekly Wage $615 $1,055
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 329 277
Average Weekly Wage $610 $745
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 466 394
Average Weekly Wage $611 $837
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 163 348
Average Weekly Wage $694 $868
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 630 741
Average Weekly Wage $633 $851

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Allenstown operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pembroke SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-4 5-8 9-12 1-8
Total Enrollment 197 158 42 22
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 269
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Perfect Fit Industries Fiber, yarn, and thread mills
Suncook Business Park Offices 35
15 Retail Stores Retail merchandise
Spruce Pond Camp Camping activities
Bear Brook Campground Camping
Mailways Distribution 10 2001
Hudson Quarry Landscape & masonry supplies 2019

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 28
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 11
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord MunicipalRunway6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 16 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 12 miles
Portland, ME 99 miles
Boston, MA 62 miles
New York City, NY 259 miles
Montreal, Quebec 253 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 91.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 1.3%
Worked at home 3.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 9.5%
Commuting to another NH community 87.4%
Commuting out-of-state 3.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X 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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X 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): Pat's Peak
Other: Bear Brook State Park; Bear Brook Museum Complex

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 6/17/19

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