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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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 6 pm

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 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District 2 (All Wards)
State Senate District 15 (All Wards)
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 11, 27 (Ward 1) 12, 27 (Ward 2) 13, 27 (Ward 3) 14, 27 (Ward 4) 10 (Ward 5) 15,27 (Ward 6) 16,27 (Ward 7) 17,28 (Ward 8) 18, 28 (Ward 9) 19,28 (Ward 10)

Incorporated: 1733
Origin: This area's first settlement in 1659 was named Penacook, for the Indian name 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 upon resolution of a bitter boundary dispute between Rumford and Bow. Its central location was the logical choice for 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. It was in Concord that the Abbotts built the famous Concord Coach, modeled after the coronation coach for King George III. Granite quarrying has been another major industry, and Concord's quarries supplied granite for the US Library of Congress. Concord was home to Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States, following his presidency.
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: Concord had the tenth largest numeric change in population, totaling 13,546 over 55 years, from 28,991 in 1960 to 42,537 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 22 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; all other decades increased by ten percent or less. The 2015 Census estimate for Concord was 42,537 residents, which ranked third among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 665.1 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, 2017 $100,484,218
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $86,102,606
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 242

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 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
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.67
2016 Equalization Ratio 98.6
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.34
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings57.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings38.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.5%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 18,257
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 9,262
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2,937
Five or More Units in Structure 4,927
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 1,131
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 42,537 147,262
2010 42,695 146,445
2000 40,765 136,716
1990 36,994 120,618
1980 30,400 98,302
1970 30,022 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   20,609 Female:   21,928
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 2,225
Age 5 to 19 7,210
Age 20 to 34 9,258
Age 35 to 54 12,102
Age 55 to 64 5,633
Age 65 and over 6,109
Median Age 40.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,427
Median family income $77,196
Median household income $56,093
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,567
Female $41,452
Individuals below the poverty level 11.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 21,756 22,460
Employed 21,078 21,910
Unemployed 678 550
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 2,002 1,589
Average Weekly Wage $858 $1,134
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 27,113 27,793
Average Weekly Wage $723 $947
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 29,115 29,381
Average Weekly Wage $732 $958
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 11,848 11,015
Average Weekly Wage $776 $1,076
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 40,963 40,396
Average Weekly Wage $745 $990

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 Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 6 2 4 9
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 2,348 1,563 2,575 1855
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 28 Total Capacity: 2,563
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; UNH School of Law; Southern NH University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
State of New Hampshire Government 6,069 1741
Capital Region Health Care Health care services 3,050 1946
Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association Health care services 312 1899
Genesis Healthcare Retirement community & healthcare facilities 504 2003
Lincoln Financial Insurance services 499 2006
Market Basket Supermarket 405 1954
St. Paul's School Education - Private 330 1856
City of Concord Government 499 1853
Concord School District Education 718 1855
Merrimack Valley School District Education 335 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 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.6%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 4.0%
Other Means 1.0%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 60.2%
Commuting to another NH community 37.0%
Commuting out-of-state 2.8%
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 Tourists 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, November 2017. Community Response Received 07/18/17

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