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Andover, NH


andover New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Andover
Marjorie Roy, Town Administrator
PO Box 61
Andover, NH 03216
Telephone (603) 735-5332
Fax (603) 735-6975
E-mail tadmin@andover-nh.gov
Web Site www.andover-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm, Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 1, 25

Incorporated: 1779
Origin: According to the Topographical and Historical Sketch of the Town of Andover published in 1822 by Jacob B. Moore, Andover was originally called New Breton in honor of those brave men who achieved the capture of Cape Breton in 1745. Most of the original grantees were out of this expedition. The regimental surgeon, Dr. Anthony Emery, was a college friend of John Phillips, founder of the Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts, completed in 1779. The town was incorporated as Andover in that same year. Andover, New Hampshire’s first private school, as referenced in John R. Eastman's History of Andover, NH 1751-1906, was started in 1822 and closed in 1828; another was started in 1848 and became Proctor Academy.
Villages and Place Names: Cilleyville, East Andover, Potter Place, West Andover, Halcyon Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 645 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Andover totaled 1,394 over 56 years, from 955 in 1960 to 2,349 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2016 Census estimate for Andover was 2,349 residents, which ranked 125th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 58.4 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Northumberland. Andover contains 40.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2017 $2,671,848
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $4,900,864
Zoning Ordinance 1974/10
Master Plan 2013
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning/Zoning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Cemetery; Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning
Public Library Andover Public; William Adams Batchelder

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full, part-time, & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 11 miles 25
Franklin Regional, Franklin 12 miles 31

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Andover Village District
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.26
2016 Equalization Ratio 103.4
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.39
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.3%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,251
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,121
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 50
Five or More Units in Structure 23
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 57
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 2,349 148,582
2010 2,371 146,445
2000 2,114 136,716
1990 1,880 120,618
1980 1,587 98,302
1970 1,138 80,925
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   1,382 Female:   1,276
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 90
Age 5 to 19 465
Age 20 to 34 275
Age 35 to 54 765
Age 55 to 64 473
Age 65 and over 590
Median Age 46.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.8%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,740
Median family income $90,192
Median household income $69,489
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,877
Female $41,940
Individuals below the poverty level 6.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 1,260 1,372
Employed 1,225 1,337
Unemployed 35 35
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $84 $103
Average Weekly Wage $1,018 $1,004
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $368 $372
Average Weekly Wage $645 $713
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $452 $475
Average Weekly Wage $715 $777
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $68 $75
Average Weekly Wage $503 $715
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $520 $550
Average Weekly Wage $687 $768

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Andover operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 46
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
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12 PG
Total Enrollment 243 372
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 145
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region; NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Proctor Academy Private school 1848
Andover Elementary School Education 48 1800
Belletetes Hardware, building supplies 30 2013
Continental Machine Production machine shop 33 1970

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 4A, 11
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 11
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
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 46 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 40 miles
Portland, ME 133 miles
Boston, MA 91 miles
New York City, NY 287 miles
Montreal, Quebec 222 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.5%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 12.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.2 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 32.0%
Commuting to another NH community 40.8%
Commuting out-of-state 4.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Cinemas
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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
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): Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee
   
Other: Historical Society Museum

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/12/17

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