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Danville, NH

danville New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Danville Board of Selectmen
Patricia Shogren, Town Administrator
210 Main Street
Danville, NH 03819
Telephone (603) 382-8253
Fax (603) 382-3363
E-mail townadministrator@townofdanville.org
Web Site www.townofdanville.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Friday; Town Clerk: Monday through Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 11 am - 7 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, 8:30 am - 1 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 2 pm, Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 23
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 12, 33

Incorporated: 1760
Origin: Danville was one of several parishes of Kingston, which was first settled in 1694. It was chartered in 1760 as Hawke, in honor of Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. Never a popular name, the town was renamed and incorporated as Danville in 1836. According to the Danville Heritage Commission, the Hawke Meeting House is the oldest original construction meeting house still standing in New Hampshire. Construction of the meeting house began in 1754, and it was used for religious services until 1832 and for town meetings through 1887. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Villages and Place Names: North Danville, South Danville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 420 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Danville totaled 3,962 over 58 years, from 605 in 1960 to 4,567 in 2018. Danville had the 12th highest 58-year percent increase, with the largest decennial percent change, an 88 percent increase, between 1980 and 1990. The 2018 Census estimate for Danville was 4,567 residents, which ranked 81st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 392.0 persons per square mile of land area. Danville contains 11.7 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $3,317,257
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $8,794,120
Zoning Ordinance 1963/17
Master Plan 2017
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Selectmen
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Firewards; Trust Funds; Checklist
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Forestry; Website; Community Center; Recreation; Heritage
Public Library Colby Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 12 miles 86
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 13 miles 99

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Unitil; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company First Light
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.25
2018 Equalization Ratio 91.2
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.59
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.5%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,649
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,365
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 43
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 241
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 4,567 309,176
2010 4,387 295,223
2000 4,046 278,748
1990 2,474 246,744
1980 1,318 190,345
1970 924 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   2,280 Female:   2,235
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 172
Age 5 to 19 1,034
Age 20 to 34 623
Age 35 to 54 1,576
Age 55 to 64 617
Age 65 and over 493
Median Age 42.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.6%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,616
Median family income $89,306
Median household income $87,708
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $63,099
Female $47,870
Individuals below the poverty level 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 2,457 2,735
Employed 2,327 2,649
Unemployed 130 86
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n $77
Average Weekly Wage n $974
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n $60
Average Weekly Wage n $661
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $117 $137
Average Weekly Wage $676 $837
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $65 $41
Average Weekly Wage $346 $510
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $182 $178
Average Weekly Wage $558 $762

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Timberlane Regional (Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, Sandown) SAU 55
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE Region: 17
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5
Total Enrollment 255
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 58
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay; Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Danville Chenille Co., Inc. Chenille thread, floss, tinsel 15 1959
Post Wood Working Utility buildings 12 1974
CZ Machine Job machine 6 1986
Reinforced Plastics Fiberglass feeders 5 1976
Charters Brothers Construction, LLC Construction services 5 2012
LA Dance Studio Dance studio 2 2012

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 111, 111A, 121A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 3
Distance 12 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation CART
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lawrence (MA) MunicipalRunway5,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 20 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 27 miles
Portland, ME 84 miles
Boston, MA 44 miles
New York City, NY 243 miles
Montreal, Quebec 282 miles

(ACS 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.3%
Other Means 3.7%
Worked at home 3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 9.8%
Commuting to another NH community 50.7%
Commuting out-of-state 39.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Olde Home Day; Craft Fair (2); Annual Flea Market, Movie Night

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2020. Community Response Received 6/1/18

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