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Concord, NH

concord New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Concord Community Development Department
Carlos Baia, Deputy City Manager
41 Green Street, City Hall
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone (603) 225-8595
Fax Not Available
E-mail communitydevelopment@concordnh.gov
Web Site www.concordnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Manager: Mon to Fri 8-5; Clerk, Treasury/Collections: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 8-4:30, Thurs, 8-6

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 15 (All Wards)
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 15 (Ward 1), 16 (Ward 2), 17 (Ward 3), 18 (Ward 4), 19 (Ward 5), 20 (Ward 6), 21 (Ward 7), 22 (Ward 8), 23 (Ward 9), 24 (Ward 10), 28 (Wards 1-3), 29 (Wards 4, 9, 10), 30 (Wards 5-8)

Incorporated: 1733
Origin: This area's first settlement in 1659 was named Penacook, for the Abenaki word Pannukog, meaning crooked place or bend in the river. The first land grant was in 1725, and the town was incorporated as Rumford in 1733. The name was changed to Concord in 1765. Its central location made it the state capital, and Concord was so named in 1808. The State House, built in 1818 and first occupied in 1819, is the oldest in continuous use in the country. In 1853, the State granted Concord a city charter.
Villages and Place Names: Concord Heights, East Concord, Penacook, Riverhill, West Concord, Curtisville, Diamond Hill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,747 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Concord totaled 13,672 over 50 years, from 30,022 in 1970 to 43,694 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 22 percent increase from 1980 to 1990. The city's population increased by two percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2021 Census estimate for Concord was 44,006 residents, which ranked third among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 688.0 persons per square mile of land area. Concord contains 64.0 square miles of land area and 3.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Manager & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $122,573,319
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $96,305,405
Zoning Ordinance 1930/01
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:City Council
Appointed:Please visit www.concordnh.gov for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
Public Library Concord Public; NH State Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord Local 245

Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier City of Concord
Sanitation City of Concord
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
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
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.12
2021 Equalization Ratio 92.7
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.90
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings61.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings32.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.2%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 18,656
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 9,009
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3,420
Five or More Units in Structure 5,280
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 947
(US Census Bureau) Population
(Decennial/ACS 2017-2021)
Total Population Community County
2021 43,552 152,983
2020 43,976 153,808
2010 42,695 146,445
2000 40,765 136,716
1990 36,994 120,618
1980 30,400 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   22,350 Female:   21,202
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 2,119
Age 5 to 19 6,444
Age 20 to 34 9,841
Age 35 to 54 11,211
Age 55 to 64 6,385
Age 65 and over 7,552
Median Age 41.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 32,335
High school graduate or higher 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,798
Median family income $94,442
Median household income $73,156
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $57,953
Female $47,500
Individuals below the poverty level 9.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 22,566 22,168
Employed 21,471 21,448
Unemployed 1,095 720
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 3.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,700 1,547
Average Weekly Wage $1,035 $1,314
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 26,900 26,214
Average Weekly Wage $835 $1,210
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 28,600 27,761
Average Weekly Wage $847 $1,216
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 10,925 10,479
Average Weekly Wage $962 $1,266
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 39,526 38,240
Average Weekly Wage $879 $1,230

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Concord operates grades K-12; Penacook residents: grades K-12 are part of Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 8; 46
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 6 2 3 10
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 1,939 1,417 2,334 1,946
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 24 Total Capacity: 2,446
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State; UNH School of Law; Southern NH University; St. Anselm; UNH-Manchester; Franklin Pierce-Manchester; MCPHS

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
State of New Hampshire Government 6,069 1741
Capital Region Health Care Health care services 2,998 1946
Granite VNA Health care services 312 1899
Genesis Healthcare Retirement community & healthcare facilities 385 2003
NHHEAF Network Organizations Lending - student loans 332 1962
Market Basket Supermarket 405 1954
St. Paul's School Education - Private 330 1856
City of Concord Government 556 1853
Concord School District Education 809 1855
Merrimack Valley School District Education 328 1967

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3, 4, 202
State Routes 3A, 9, 13, 106, 132
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 12 - 17; I-393; I-89, Exits 2 - 3
Distance Local access
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation CAT
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord MunicipalRunway6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 24 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 18 miles
Portland, ME 110 miles
Boston, MA 68 miles
New York City, NY 265 miles
Montreal, Quebec 244 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 21,975
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.0%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 4.4%
Other Means 0.9%
Worked at home 9.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 59.6%
Commuting to another NH community 38.1%
Commuting out-of-state 2.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X 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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Gunstock, McIntyre
Other: Crew/Rowing; McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center; Audubon Center; Capitol Center for the Arts; Concord Community Music School; Museum of NH History; Society for the Protection of NH Forests; Franklin Pierce Mansion; State House

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2023. Community Response Received 6/30/22

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