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Claremont, NH

claremont New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact City of Claremont - Planning & Development
Theresa Cargill, Administrative Assistant
14 North Street
Claremont, NH 03743
Telephone (603) 542-7030
Fax (603) 542-7033
E-mail info@claremontnh.com
Web Site www.claremontnh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Claremont, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District District 1 (All Wards)
State Senate District District 5 (All Wards)
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 3, 10 (Ward 1) 4, 10 (Ward 2) 5, 10 (Ward 3)

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: Claremont takes its name from Claremont Castle, an English palace named in honor of John Holles, the first Earl of Clare. The castle was built under the direction of Thomas Pelham Holles, who was involved in relations between the American Colonies and England, and a cousin to Governor Benning Wentworth. Claremont's original land grant was a six-mile square area bordering the Connecticut River, including the governor's farm. The first Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire was built in Claremont in 1823.
Villages and Place Names: Claremont Junction, Puckershire, West Claremont
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,435 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population in Claremont decreased by 1,289 over 49 years, from 14,221 in 1970 to 12,932 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a two percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Claremont was 12,932residents, which ranked 24th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 299.7 persons per square mile of land area. Claremont contains 43.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Manager & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $39,323,091
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $22,792,091
Zoning Ordinance 1952/13
Master Plan 2017
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:City Council
Appointed:Airport Advisory; Appeals; Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Historic District; Parks & Recreation; Claremont Development Authority
Public Library Fiske Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont Local 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Claremont Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $40.26
2019 Equalization Ratio 97.8
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $38.20
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings65.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings28.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 6,129
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,196
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1,434
Five or More Units in Structure 1,134
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 365
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 12,932 43,146
2010 13,355 43,742
2000 13,154 40,560
1990 13,947 38,652
1980 14,557 33,063
1970 14,221 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   6,291 Female:   6,686
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 868
Age 5 to 19 2,006
Age 20 to 34 2,855
Age 35 to 54 3,078
Age 55 to 64 1,809
Age 65 and over 2,361
Median Age 41.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $25,940
Median family income $59,924
Median household income $47,649
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $48,155
Female $39,148
Individuals below the poverty level 16.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 6,885 6,456
Employed 6,438 6,289
Unemployed 447 167
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 659 n
Average Weekly Wage $893 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 3,922 n
Average Weekly Wage $617 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 4,581 4,863
Average Weekly Wage $657 $803
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 893 808
Average Weekly Wage $734 $865
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 5,474 5,671
Average Weekly Wage $669 $812

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Claremont operates grades K-12 SAU 6
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC (Claremont) Region: 10
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 4 1 1 3
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 825 400 541 224
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 14 Total Capacity: 479
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College; Dartmouth

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Valley Regional Hospital Health care services 281 1893
Claremont School District Education 446 1867
Wal-Mart Retail store 211 1993
City of Claremont Municipal services 158 1762
CANAM Group Manufacturing 124 2007
Crown Point Cabinetry Custom Cabinetry 89 1978
National Field Representatives Mortgage services 161 1989
Claremont Savings Bank Banking services 94 1907
Red River Computer IT services 157 1995
NH Industries Manufacturing 98 1967

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 11, 12, 103, 120
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 8
Distance 5 miles
Railroad Amtrak, B & M, CCRR
Public Transportation CTS
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Claremont MunicipalRunway3,098 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 24 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 64 miles
Portland, ME 157 miles
Boston, MA 115 miles
New York City, NY 247 miles
Montreal, Quebec 206 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.4%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 1.8%
Other Means 3.4%
Worked at home 12.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 48.4%
Commuting to another NH community 39.4%
Commuting out-of-state 12.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Okemo (VT), Mount Sunapee, Arrowhead
Other: City Center Marketplace; Historic Opera House; ATV; Hiking; Snowshoeing

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 10/21/20

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