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Barrington, NH


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

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 5:30 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 6 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 2 pm - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm, Wednesday, 12 pm - 6 pm, 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 1
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 4
State Representative Strafford County Districts 4, 25

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 7,883 over 56 years, from 1,036 in 1960 to 8,919 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was a 136 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following an 80 percent increase in the previous decade. The 2016 Census estimate for Barrington was 8,919 residents, which ranked 32nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 191.0 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, 2017 $6,631,668
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $23,128,705
Zoning Ordinance 1972/17
Master Plan 2016
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; 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 96

Utilities
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 Fairpoint
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
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.04
2016 Equalization Ratio 95.5
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.53
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings10.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.2%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,649
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,894
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 191
Five or More Units in Structure 73
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 491
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 8,919 127,428
2010 8,576 123,143
2000 7,527 112,676
1990 6,156 104,348
1980 4,404 85,324
1970 1,865 70,431
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   4,349 Female:   4,421
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 519
Age 5 to 19 1,653
Age 20 to 34 1,132
Age 35 to 54 2,940
Age 55 to 64 1,451
Age 65 and over 1,075
Median Age 44.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.8%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,842
Median family income $98,065
Median household income $78,956
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $60,015
Female $37,183
Individuals below the poverty level 5.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 4,903 5,216
Employed 4,754 5,086
Unemployed 149 130
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $150 $673
Average Weekly Wage $636 $1,108
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $843 $910
Average Weekly Wage $662 $783
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $992 $1,583
Average Weekly Wage $658 $921
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $254 $297
Average Weekly Wage $585 $701
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $1,246 $1,880
Average Weekly Wage $644 $886

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 Region: 12
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 513 421
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 140
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
Computer Resources Software for school administrators 24 1980
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 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.9%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 9.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 20.2%
Commuting to another NH community 73.7%
Commuting out-of-state 6.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists 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,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/01/17

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