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Barrington, NH

barrington New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Barrington
Conner MacIver, Town Administrator
PO Box 660
Barrington, NH 03825
Telephone (603) 664-9007
Fax (603) 664-5179
E-mail administration@barrington.nh.gov
Web Site www.barrington.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectboard: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8-5, Wednesday, 8-6. closed Friday; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8-5, Wednesday, 1-6, closed Friday; Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8-3, Wednesday, 12-5, closed Friday

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 4
State Representative Strafford County Districts 4, 18

Incorporated: 1722
Origin: Barrington bears the family name of the English governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Samuel Shute of Barrington Hall. Barrington was once the third largest New Hampshire town in population, ranking after Portsmouth and Gilmanton. Governor Shute, one of the first to promote new industries in the state, set aside a two-mile strip of land which would become part of Barrington for the purpose of securing and smelting iron ore on the Lamprey River.
Villages and Place Names: East Barrington, South Barrington, West Barrington
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,470 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Barrington totaled 7,470 over 50 years, from 1,864 in 1970 to 9,335 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Barrington was 9,517 residents, which ranked 31st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 203.8 persons per square mile of land area. Barrington contains 46.7 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $13,898,976
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $25,789,025
Zoning Ordinance 1972/22
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectboard; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist; School Clerk; School Treasurer; Moderator; School Board
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Recreation; Budget
Public Library Barrington Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 9 miles 27

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company FirstLight
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.85
2022 Equalization Ratio 79.7
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.67
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings9.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,568
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,792
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 69
Five or More Units in Structure 122
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 585
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 9,517 132,275
2020 9,326 130,889
2010 8,576 123,143
2000 7,527 112,676
1990 6,156 104,348
1980 4,404 85,324
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   4,650 Female:   4,620
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 543
Age 5 to 19 1,685
Age 20 to 34 1,708
Age 35 to 54 2,646
Age 55 to 64 1,534
Age 65 and over 1,154
Median Age 38.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 6,332
High school graduate or higher 97.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 47.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $42,776
Median family income $113,009
Median household income $102,512
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $81,667
Female $50,378
Individuals below the poverty level 5.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 5,043 5,379
Employed 4,794 5,262
Unemployed 249 117
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 457 808
Average Weekly Wage $1,006 $1,327
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 849 944
Average Weekly Wage $725 $1,092
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,306 1,752
Average Weekly Wage $823 $1,201
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 285 329
Average Weekly Wage $657 $817
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,591 2,081
Average Weekly Wage $793 $1,140

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Barrington operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Dover or Coe-Brown Academy (Northwood) SAU 74
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Career Technical Center; R.W. Creteau Regional Technology Ctr.; Somersworth Career Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8
Total Enrollment 565 382
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 303
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Turbocam USA Manufacturer of components for turbo-machinery operations 400 2004
Associated Buyers Wholesale distributor of organic food products & supplements 105 1993
Barrington Primary & Urgent Care Outpatient medical services 31 1991
Yankee Equipment Systems Commercial laundry equipment 40 1990
Christmas Dove Retail store 12 1973
Liberty International Trucks of NH LLC Sales & service 18 2012
Generator Connection Sales & service 17 1999

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4, 202
State Routes 9, 125, 126
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 12; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 8 miles; 18 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, RochesterRunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 41 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 37 miles
Portland, ME 69 miles
Boston, MA 71 miles
New York City, NY 279 miles
Montreal, Quebec 278 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 5,061
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.0%
Other Means 1.1%
Worked at home 8.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 17.7%
Commuting to another NH community 71.1%
Commuting out-of-state 11.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Hiking; Horseback riding/facility; Bird watching

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/20/23

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