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Auburn, NH


auburn New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Auburn
William Herman, CPM, Town Administrator
PO Box 309
Auburn, NH 03032-0309
Telephone (603) 483-5052
Fax (603) 483-0518
E-mail townadmin@townofauburnnh.com
Web Site www.auburnnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 10 am - 7 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 14
State Representative Rockingham County District 4

Incorporated: 1845
Origin: This area was first settled in 1720 as part of Chester known as Chester Woods, Chester West Parish, or Long Meadow. It was not incorporated as Auburn until 1845. The name comes from The Deserted Village by English poet Oliver Goldsmith, as did Auburns in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. Auburn includes a large portion of Lake Massabesic, water supply for the city of Manchester and surrounding communities, once a popular resort area.
Villages and Place Names: Hooks Crossing, Severance
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 810 residents in 1850
Population Trends: Population change for Auburn totaled 4,246 over 58 years, from 1,292 in 1960 to 5,538 in 2018. The largest decennial percent change was a 58 percent increase occurring between 1960 and 1970, followed by a 42 percent increase over each of the next two decades. The 2018 Census estimate for Auburn was 5,538 residents, which ranked 62nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 217.3 persons per square mile of land area. Auburn contains 25.5 square miles of land area and 3.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $5,722,362
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019-2020 $15,821,623
Zoning Ordinance 1967/19
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Police; Trust Funds; Planning
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Budget; Recreation; Highway Safety
Public Library Griffin Free Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 6 miles 268
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 9 miles 251

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities; Eastern; Viking
Water Supplier Manchester Water Works; private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.15
2018 Equalization Ratio 85.6
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.55
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.2%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,040
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,932
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 53
Five or More Units in Structure 55
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 5,538 309,176
2010 4,953 295,223
2000 4,706 278,748
1990 4,085 246,744
1980 2,883 190,345
1970 2,035 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   2,690 Female:   2,695
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 267
Age 5 to 19 897
Age 20 to 34 842
Age 35 to 54 1,719
Age 55 to 64 913
Age 65 and over 747
Median Age 44.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 46.8%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $46,223
Median family income $116,215
Median household income $115,139
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $69,262
Female $53,000
Individuals below the poverty level 1.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 3,179 3,469
Employed 3,081 3,395
Unemployed 98 74
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $600 $527
Average Weekly Wage $928 $1,340
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $977 $1,012
Average Weekly Wage $622 $1,325
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $1,577 $1,540
Average Weekly Wage $738 $1,330
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $155 $138
Average Weekly Wage $684 $850
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $1,732 $1,677
Average Weekly Wage $733 $1,291

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Auburn operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Manchester or Pinkerton Academy (Derry) SAU 15
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology; Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE; Salem HS Career & Technical Ed Ctr Region: 15; 17
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 618
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 170
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; UNH-Manchester; Southern NH University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Maine Drilling & Blasting Blasting, drilling contractor 82 1983
Builders Insulation Company Insulation installation 45 1981
Heritage Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & heating repair 29 1998
Daniels Equipment Commercial laundry equipment 27 1987
Green Mountain Explosives Explosives 25
ARC Inc. Painting 25 1950
NH Blacktop Sealers Construction 20 1992
Pelmac Security alarm 18 1987
Town of Auburn Municipal services 45 1845
Auburn Village School Education 93 1940

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 101, 121, 28 Bypass
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston RegionalRunway9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 11 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 8 miles
Portland, ME 91 miles
Boston, MA 56 miles
New York City, NY 255 miles
Montreal, Quebec 263 miles

(ACS 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 88.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 6.0%
Worked at home 4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 12.6%
Commuting to another NH community 76.5%
Commuting out-of-state 10.9%
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Ice Skating Rink: Outdoor facility; Massabesic Audubon Center; Annual Duck Race; Old Home Day; Auburn Historical Assn.; Griffin Free Public Library

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2020. Community Response Received 6/24/19

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