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Claremont, NH

claremont New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact City of Claremont - Planning & Development
Amanda Benoit, Resource Coordinator
14 North Street
Claremont, NH 03743
Telephone (603) 542-7008
Fax (603) 542-7033
E-mail info@claremontnh.com
Web Site www.claremontnh.com

Municipal Office Hours City Hall, City Manager: Monday to Friday, 8-5; City Clerk/Central Collections: Monday to Friday, 9-12:30 and 1:30-5

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 2
State Senate District District 8 (All Wards)
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 6 (Wards 1-3), 8 (Wards 1-3)

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 Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 304.7 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, 2022 $18,494,991
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $37,243,825
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 Consolidated Communications
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) $41.68
2022 Equalization Ratio 56.3
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.92
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings63.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings31.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 5,933
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,059
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1,164
Five or More Units in Structure 1,206
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 504
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 13,149 43,958
2020 12,949 43,063
2010 13,355 43,742
2000 13,154 40,560
1990 13,947 38,652
1980 14,557 33,063
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   6,403 Female:   6,552
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 797
Age 5 to 19 1,919
Age 20 to 34 2,388
Age 35 to 54 3,682
Age 55 to 64 1,714
Age 65 and over 2,455
Median Age 44.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 9,621
High school graduate or higher 87.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $28,650
Median family income $58,602
Median household income $46,414
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $45,978
Female $44,233
Individuals below the poverty level 16.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 6,899 6,364
Employed 6,550 6,204
Unemployed 349 160
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 951
Average Weekly Wage n $1,214
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 3,939
Average Weekly Wage n $944
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 5,032 4,890
Average Weekly Wage $700 $996
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 867 788
Average Weekly Wage $718 $991
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 5,899 5,677
Average Weekly Wage $702 $995

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)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 4 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 770 354 523 125
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 13 Total Capacity: 455
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen College; Dartmouth

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Valley Regional Hospital Health care services 324 1893
Claremont School District Education 446 1867
Wal-Mart Retail store 209 1993
City of Claremont Municipal services 300 1762
CANAM Group Manufacturing 114 2007
Crown Point Cabinetry Custom Cabinetry 87 1978
National Field Representatives Mortgage services 146 1989
Claremont Savings Bank Banking services 94 1907
Red River Computer IT services 79 1995
NH Industries Manufacturing 115 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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 5,679
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.6%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 5.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 45.9%
Commuting to another NH community 42.6%
Commuting out-of-state 11.5%
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, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/9/23

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