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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 District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council District District 2 (All Wards)
State Senate District 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: Population change for Concord totaled 13,605 over 49 years, from 30,022 in 1970 to 43,627 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 22 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; all other decades increased by ten percent or less. The 2019 Census estimate for Concord was 43,627 residents, which ranked third among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 682.1 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, 2020-2021 $106,608,805
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $94,380,116
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

Utilities
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.78
2019 Equalization Ratio 96.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.66
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings58.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings36.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 18,663
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 9,045
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3,063
Five or More Units in Structure 5,604
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 951
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 43,627 151,391
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   21,740 Female:   21,504
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 2,089
Age 5 to 19 6,806
Age 20 to 34 9,993
Age 35 to 54 11,540
Age 55 to 64 5,731
Age 65 and over 7,085
Median Age 40.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.9%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,768
Median family income $89,433
Median household income $66,719
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $57,375
Female $45,160
Individuals below the poverty level 9.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 22,344 22,925
Employed 21,098 22,419
Unemployed 1,246 506
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,766 1,650
Average Weekly Wage $982 $1,220
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 27,135 27,742
Average Weekly Wage $797 $1,050
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 28,900 29,393
Average Weekly Wage $808 $1,059
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 11,298 11,035
Average Weekly Wage $959 $1,170
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 40,199 40,427
Average Weekly Wage $851 $1,090

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 3 3 9
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 2,231 1,531 2,451 1,747
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 27 Total Capacity: 2,576
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 385 2003
Lincoln Financial Insurance services 405 2006
Market Basket Supermarket 405 1954
St. Paul's School Education - Private 330 1856
City of Concord Government 602 1853
Concord School District Education 818 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.1%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 3.7%
Other Means 7.7%
Worked at home 3.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 59.6%
Commuting to another NH community 37.4%
Commuting out-of-state 3.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/16/20

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