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Deerfield, NH

deerfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Deerfield
John H. Harrington, Jr., Town Administrator
8 Raymond Road, PO Box 159
Deerfield, NH 03037
Telephone (603) 463-8811 x309
Fax (603) 463-5846
E-mail bos@townofdeerfieldnh.com
Web Site www.townofdeerfieldnh.com

Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator: Monday to Friday, 8-4:30; Town Clerk/Tax Collector Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8-2:30, Tuesday, 8-7

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Raymond, NH LMA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 2, 31

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: Originally a parish of Nottingham, Deerfield was incorporated as a separate town in 1766. It was probably named for Deerfield, Massachusetts, from where several early settlers had come to New Hampshire. An early resident was John Simpson, who achieved fame at the Battle of Bunker Hill by disobeying orders not to fire until you see the whites of their eyes and firing the first shot in the Revolution. Situated on the main road between Portsmouth and Concord, Deerfield was once a candidate for the state capitol. The first Deerfield Fair was held in 1876, and became an annual event in 1924 when the Deerfield Fair Association was formed.
Villages and Place Names: Deerfield Center, Deerfield Parade, Leavitts Hill, South Deerfield, Mt. Delight
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,619 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Deerfield totaled 3,681 over 50 years, from 1,178 in 1970 to 4,859 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Deerfield was 4,957 residents, ranking 75th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 97.6 persons per square mile of land area. Deerfield contains 50.8 square miles of land area and 1.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022-2023 $5,310,117
Budget: School Appropriations, 2023-2024 $16,746,611
Zoning Ordinance 1970/20
Master Plan 2009
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Treasurer; Trust Fund; Philbrick James Library Trustees; Water; Checklist; Budget
Appointed:Emergency Mgmnt; Animal Control Officer; Heritage; Veasey Park; Zoning; Conservation; Parks & Recreation; Cemetery; Energy; Forestry
Public Library Philbrick-James

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 23 miles 236
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 18 miles 292
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 19 miles 262

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
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) $18.32
2022 Equalization Ratio 70.5
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.78
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other10.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,908
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,758
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 65
Five or More Units in Structure 58
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 27
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 4,957 319,424
2020 4,855 314,176
2010 4,280 295,223
2000 3,700 278,748
1990 3,139 246,744
1980 1,979 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,275 Female:   2,533
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 168
Age 5 to 19 846
Age 20 to 34 1,071
Age 35 to 54 1,096
Age 55 to 64 784
Age 65 and over 843
Median Age 42.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,337
High school graduate or higher 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $47,170
Median family income $121,029
Median household income $112,931
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $64,000
Female $67,250
Individuals below the poverty level 5.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 2,543 2,862
Employed 2,410 2,797
Unemployed 133 65
Unemployment Rate 5.2% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 107 134
Average Weekly Wage $752 $1,138
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 227 335
Average Weekly Wage $548 $894
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 333 469
Average Weekly Wage $613 $964
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 52 73
Average Weekly Wage $553 $604
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 385 541
Average Weekly Wage $605 $916

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Deerfield operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Concord or Pembroke SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology; Concord Regional Technical Center; Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE; Salem HS Career & Technical Ed Ctr
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 528 22
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 24
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester; Franklin Pierce-Manchester; MCPHS; University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
The Cordwainer Shop Handmade custom shoes 4 1954

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 43, 107
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston RegionalRunway9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 18 miles
Portland, ME 82 miles
Boston, MA 66 miles
New York City, NY 265 miles
Montreal, Quebec 268 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,671
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.4%
Other Means 1.1%
Worked at home 5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 15.6%
Commuting to another NH community 76.9%
Commuting out-of-state 7.5%
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
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
Other: Youth Flag Football; Deerfield Fair

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/25/23

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