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Antrim, NH

antrim New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Antrim
Donna Hanson, Town Administrator
66 Main Street, PO Box 517
Antrim, NH 03440
Telephone (603) 588-6785
Fax (603) 588-2969
E-mail antrimbiz@tds.net
Web Site www.antrimnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 12 noon, 5 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 12 noon, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Peterborough, NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 1, 38

Incorporated: 1777
Origin: Though settled prior to the Revolution, this community was not incorporated as Antrim until 1777. It was originally part of the Society Land, or Cumberland, named for the Duke of Cumberland, who was King George II's son and commander of English troops in the war with France. This large tract of land adjacent to Mount Monadnock had been set aside by the Portsmouth Proprietors for private estates. The land was later purchased by Philip Riley, who named the town for County Antrim in Ireland, his native home. Nathaniel Hawthorne College was established in Antrim in 1962; the school closed in 1988.
Villages and Place Names: Antrim Center, Clinton Village, Loverens Mill, North Branch
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 528 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Antrim totaled 1,574 over 58 years, from 1,121 in 1960 to 2,695 in 2018. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1960 and 1970; the other four decades in this period had population increases under ten percent. The 2018 Census estimate for Antrim was 2,695 residents, which ranked 115th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 75.5persons per square mile of land area. Antrim contains 35.7 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $4,925,016
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $3,875,757
Zoning Ordinance 1974/14
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; ZBA
Public Library James A. Tuttle

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 12 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Antrim Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.97
2018 Equalization Ratio 89.0
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.31
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.9%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,283
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,088
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 111
Five or More Units in Structure 54
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 30
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 2,695 415,247
2010 2,637 400,721
2000 2,455 382,384
1990 2,350 336,549
1980 2,208 276,608
1970 2,122 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   1,363 Female:   1,317
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 89
Age 5 to 19 572
Age 20 to 34 430
Age 35 to 54 703
Age 55 to 64 463
Age 65 and over 423
Median Age 43.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.2%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,870
Median family income $80,167
Median household income $69,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $55,189
Female $38,667
Individuals below the poverty level 8.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 1,307 1,389
Employed 1,252 1,357
Unemployed 55 32
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $59 $55
Average Weekly Wage $659 $765
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $301 $269
Average Weekly Wage $465 $715
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $360 $324
Average Weekly Wage $497 $723
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $54 $50
Average Weekly Wage $677 $831
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $413 $374
Average Weekly Wage $520 $738

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Contoocook Valley Cooperative (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple) SAU 1
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center Region: 14
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 160 268 1
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 56
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Robblee Tree Service Tree care 6 2000
Town of Antrim Municipal services 22 1777
Brailsford Manufacturer of electric meters 25 2002
Edmunds Hardware Hardware 9 1955
Antrim Lumber Lumber sales 8 1960
Antrim Marketplace Convenience store 10 2003
Bank of NH Banking services 6 1990
Landsite Corp Construction 12 1997
Rymes Heating Oils, Inc. Heating oil/propane delivery & service 15 1969
T-Bird Mini-Mart & Dunkin Donuts Convenience store & donut shop 10 1985

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 9, 31, 123
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
Distance 21 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, AntrimRunway3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 32 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 44 miles
Portland, ME 136 miles
Boston, MA 94 miles
New York City, NY 245 miles
Montreal, Quebec 246 miles

(ACS 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 11.1%
Worked at home 11.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 24.2%
Commuting to another NH community 70.8%
Commuting out-of-state 5.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
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
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
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
Other: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Town Hall Movies; Willard Pond Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2020. Community Response Received 6/2/17

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