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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, last Saturday, 9 am - 11 am

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 1
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 1, 25

Incorporated: 1779
Origin:
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 1,235 over 49 years, from 1,138 in 1970 to 2,373 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Andover was 2,373 residents, which ranked 128th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 59.0 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Tuftonboro. 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, 2018-2019 $5,476,537
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
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.64
2019 Equalization Ratio 97.8
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.95
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,227
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,105
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 75
Five or More Units in Structure 11
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 36
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,373 151,391
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,493 Female:   1,289
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 80
Age 5 to 19 606
Age 20 to 34 449
Age 35 to 54 806
Age 55 to 64 369
Age 65 and over 472
Median Age 42.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 41.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,022
Median family income $92,083
Median household income $77,283
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,662
Female $42,297
Individuals below the poverty level 10.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,282 1,385
Employed 1,211 1,352
Unemployed 71 33
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 71 107
Average Weekly Wage $944 $1,269
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 403 401
Average Weekly Wage $661 $803
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 474 508
Average Weekly Wage $704 $901
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 76 77
Average Weekly Wage $608 $777
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 550 584
Average Weekly Wage $690 $885

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 237 374
2020 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; Plymouth State University

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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 15.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.8%
Other Means 6.5%
Worked at home 6.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.0 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 25.5%
Commuting to another NH community 67.7%
Commuting out-of-state 6.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Cinemas
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
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/10/20

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