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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 to Thursday, 9-2, Friday by appointment only; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-2, Tuesday, 1:30-6:30

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 District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 5, 26

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 1,277 over 50 years, from 1,138 in 1970 to 2,415 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population increased by two percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2021 Census estimate for Andover was 2,425 residents, which ranked 128th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 60.3 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, 2020 $2,377,461
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $5,988,886
Zoning Ordinance 1974/18
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 Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Contracted out
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 11 miles 25
Concord Hospital - Franklin 12 miles 20

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 Consolidated; 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
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.91
2021 Equalization Ratio 80.1
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.54
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other9.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,060
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 971
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 47
Five or More Units in Structure 14
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 28
(US Census Bureau) Population
(Decennial/ACS 2017-2021)
Total Population Community County
2021 2,558 152,983
2020 2,406 153,808
2010 2,371 146,445
2000 2,114 136,716
1990 1,880 120,618
1980 1,587 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,365 Female:   1,193
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 73
Age 5 to 19 623
Age 20 to 34 495
Age 35 to 54 615
Age 55 to 64 220
Age 65 and over 532
Median Age 40.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,656
High school graduate or higher 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $36,954
Median family income $97,024
Median household income $82,083
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,750
Female $44,127
Individuals below the poverty level 16.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 1,420 1,333
Employed 1,357 1,287
Unemployed 63 46
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 67 99
Average Weekly Wage $969 $1,406
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 366 374
Average Weekly Wage $678 $872
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 433 473
Average Weekly Wage $723 $984
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 74 74
Average Weekly Wage $643 $844
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 507 547
Average Weekly Wage $712 $965

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
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 225 376
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 252
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region; NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; New England College; Magdalen; Granite State College; UNH School of Law; Plymouth State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Proctor Academy Private school 214 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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,331
Drove alone, car/truck/van 69.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 13.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 6.4%
Other Means 2.2%
Worked at home 8.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 29.0%
Commuting to another NH community 65.7%
Commuting out-of-state 5.3%
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
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, April 2023. Community Response Received 5/16/22

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