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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
Fax (603) 463-5846
E-mail bos@townofdeerfieldnh.com
Web Site www.townofdeerfieldnh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 2:30 pm

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 2
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 17
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 2, 32

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. Deerfield has been home to the Deerfield Fair since 1876.
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 3,711 over 56 years, from 714 in 1960 to 4,425 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was a 68 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 65 percent increase in the previous decade. The 2016 Census estimate for Deerfield was 4,425 residents, ranking 84th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 87.1 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, 2017 $4,522,459
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $12,740,967
Zoning Ordinance 1970/10
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 242
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 18 miles 266
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 19 miles 259

Utilities
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 Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.20
2016 Equalization Ratio 94.4
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.83
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other12.7%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,793
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,602
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 102
Five or More Units in Structure 22
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 67
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 4,425 303,251
2010 4,280 295,223
2000 3,700 278,748
1990 3,139 246,744
1980 1,979 190,345
1970 1,178 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   2,267 Female:   2,115
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 217
Age 5 to 19 880
Age 20 to 34 681
Age 35 to 54 1,366
Age 55 to 64 716
Age 65 and over 522
Median Age 44.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 38.9%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,858
Median family income $91,386
Median household income $91,576
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $61,278
Female $48,882
Individuals below the poverty level 4.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 2,265 2,670
Employed 2,193 2,604
Unemployed 72 66
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $104 $163
Average Weekly Wage $860 $843
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $212 $236
Average Weekly Wage $406 $585
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $316 $400
Average Weekly Wage $555 $690
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $153 $49
Average Weekly Wage $659 $652
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $469 $449
Average Weekly Wage $589 $686

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 Region: 11; 15; 17
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 517 21
2017 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

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 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.1%
Other Means 5.4%
Worked at home 6.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 14.5%
Commuting to another NH community 79.4%
Commuting out-of-state 6.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
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,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/05/17

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