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Brookfield, NH

brookfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Brookfield
Cassandra Rodil, Administrative Assistant
267 Wentworth Road
Brookfield, NH 03872
Telephone (603) 522-3688
Fax Not Available
E-mail admin.asst@brookfieldnh.org
Web Site www.brookfieldnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: last Saturday each month, 8-10; Town Clerk: Monday, 9-5, Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-5, last Saturday each month, 9-12; Administrative Assistant: Wednesday, 8:30-12:30; Tax Collector: second and fourth Friday each month,10-2, or by appointment

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Wolfeboro, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Carroll County District 4

Incorporated: 1794
Origin: Settled in 1726 by Scotch-Irish immigrants while still under Massachusetts rule, this territory was part of a planned grant named Coleraine, after the Irish town of the same name. The grant was never authorized, and the settlement became part of Middleton. In 1785 residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield, probably after a town of the same name in Massachusetts. The area was popular with farmers because of its fertile ground.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 504 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Brookfield totaled 560 over 50 years, from 198 in 1970 to 758 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Brookfield was 804 residents, which ranked 201st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 35.2 persons per square mile of land area. Brookfield contains 22.9 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $1,235,288
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $1,647,487
Zoning Ordinance 1961/21
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Tax Collector; Town Clerk; Treasurer; Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Auditors; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; ZBA; Heritage; Agriculture; Webmaster; Grant Review; Communications; Joint Loss Mgmnt.
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Wakefield PD - Full-time
Fire Department Wakefield FD - Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Wakefield - Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 11 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
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 ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.23
2022 Equalization Ratio 68.3
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.11
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings97.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 313
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 313
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 804 52,199
2020 755 50,107
2010 712 47,818
2000 609 43,918
1990 520 35,526
1980 385 27,929
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   307 Female:   307
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 9
Age 5 to 19 75
Age 20 to 34 92
Age 35 to 54 198
Age 55 to 64 103
Age 65 and over 137
Median Age 49.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 480
High school graduate or higher 96.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $43,214
Median family income $93,661
Median household income $80,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $58,672
Female $35,500
Individuals below the poverty level 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 318 291
Employed 301 282
Unemployed 17 9
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 5 n
Average Weekly Wage $821 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 15 n
Average Weekly Wage $670 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 20 24
Average Weekly Wage $708 $1,096
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 20 24
Average Weekly Wage $708 $1,096

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 Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; St. Joseph's (ME)

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 109
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 7 miles; 40 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 66 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 63 miles
Portland, ME 53 miles
Boston, MA 95 miles
New York City, NY 302 miles
Montreal, Quebec 256 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 375
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 0.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 1.9%
Worked at home 10.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 20.5%
Commuting to another NH community 76.0%
Commuting out-of-state 3.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): King Pine, Abenaki
Other: Town Clean Up Day; Hiking; Old Home Day; Frisbee Golf; Wolfeboro Parks & Rec

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/26/23

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