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Brentwood, NH

brentwood New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Brentwood
Board of Selectmen
1 Dalton Road
Brentwood, NH 03833
Telephone (603) 642-6400 x110
Fax (603) 642-6310
E-mail selectmen@brentwoodnh.gov
Web Site www.brentwoodnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday, 8:30 am - 7 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 23
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 11, 33

Incorporated: 1742
Origin: Originally a parish of Exeter known as Brentwood Parish, in 1742 residents successfully petitioned for the right to maintain a meetinghouse and minister with public funds. About that same time, during the first year Benning Wentworth was governor, several older and overgrown New Hampshire towns were given authorization to divide into separate units. The name was probably taken from the English town of Brentwood, or Burnt Wood, so called because of a residential community established in an accidentally or deliberately burnt clearing in the king's forest.
Villages and Place Names: Brentwood Corners, Marshall Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 976 residents in 1790
Population Trends:
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 277.5 persons per square mile of land area. Brentwood contains 17.0 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $5,021,819
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $5,794,220
Zoning Ordinance 1952/15
Master Plan 2013
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Commission
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Library; Budget
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Mary E. Bartlett Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Full-time & On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & on-call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 7 miles 99

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Exeter & Hampton; NH Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
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) $24.79
2018 Equalization Ratio 87.7
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.03
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.1%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,595
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,479
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 41
Five or More Units in Structure 30
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 45
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 4,710 309,176
2010 4,486 295,223
2000 3,228 278,748
1990 2,363 246,744
1980 2,004 190,345
1970 1,468 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   2,527 Female:   2,185
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 289
Age 5 to 19 964
Age 20 to 34 623
Age 35 to 54 1,486
Age 55 to 64 718
Age 65 and over 632
Median Age 43.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 48.1%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $48,686
Median family income $134,107
Median household income $116,864
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $91,217
Female $68,028
Individuals below the poverty level 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 1,774 2,621
Employed 1,695 2,570
Unemployed 79 51
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $290 $400
Average Weekly Wage $932 $1,217
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $685 $1,069
Average Weekly Wage $915 $935
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $975 $1,469
Average Weekly Wage $920 $1,012
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $840 $634
Average Weekly Wage $748 $846
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $1,816 $2,103
Average Weekly Wage $840 $962

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Brentwood operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham, Exeter) SAU 16
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 1-12
Total Enrollment 308 48
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 106
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
NEI Asphalt commercial roofing 115
Difeo Oil Co., Inc. Fuel oil, propane 25 1998
Bayside Distribution ORS Beer distributor 65
Rockingham County Court House County courthouse & registry of deeds 100+
Stratham Tire Tire warehouse, retail sales & headquarters 30 2001
Brentwood Machine Tool sales 14
Highland Hardwood Specialty lumber 28
United Machine Machine shop 39 1979
Rockingham County Home & Jail Nursing home & correctional facility 690
The Provider Student transportation 115

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 27, 101, 107, 111A, 125
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exits 1 - 2
Distance 13 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 32 miles
Portland, ME 75 miles
Boston, MA 50 miles
New York City, NY 249 miles
Montreal, Quebec 281 miles

(ACS 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.8%
Public transportation 3.5%
Walked 2.5%
Other Means 11.9%
Worked at home 11.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 20.3%
Commuting to another NH community 57.0%
Commuting out-of-state 22.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
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
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Municipal Trail System

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2020. Community Response Received 6/17/19

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