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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 1,586 over 55 years, from 955 in 1960 to 2,541 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2015 Census estimate for Andover was 2,541 residents, which ranked 121st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 63.2 persons per square mile of land area. 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

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:

(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 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,185
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,066
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 40
Five or More Units in Structure 16
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 63
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 2,541 147,262
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) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   1,319 Female:   1,222
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 85
Age 5 to 19 504
Age 20 to 34 313
Age 35 to 54 718
Age 55 to 64 419
Age 65 and over 502
Median Age 44.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.3%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,270
Median family income $86,827
Median household income $70,323
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $52,147
Female $39,978
Individuals below the poverty level 8.9%

(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 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 6.0%
Other Means 3.4%
Worked at home 13.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 36.0%
Commuting to another NH community 61.1%
Commuting out-of-state 2.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X 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
X Museums
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
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, November 2017. Community Response Received 06/12/17

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