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Deering, NH

deering New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Deering Board of Selectmen
Russell McAllister, Town Administrator
762 Deering Center Road
Deering, NH 03244
Telephone (603) 464-3248
Fax (603) 464-3804
E-mail selectmen@deering.nh.us
Web Site www.deering.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8:30 am - 2:50 pm, Wednesday, 8:30 am - 5:50 pm, Thursday, 3 pm - 6:50 pm, last Saturday, 9 am - 12:50 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Hillsborough, NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 5
State Senate District 8
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 2, 39

Incorporated: 1774
Origin: Deering was originally part of Cumberland or the Society Land, the portion of land which had been set aside for the Masonian Proprietors. In 1774 settlers petitioned Governor John Wentworth, the last provincial governor of New Hampshire, for township status. The governor granted the request, giving the town the family name of his wife, Frances Deering Wentworth. Frances Wentworth's first husband was Theodore Atkinson, son of Masonian Proprietor Colonel Atkinson. At the time of the Revolution, the Wentworths left for Nova Scotia, then went to England, where Frances became a lady-in-waiting to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.
Villages and Place Names: East Deering, Holton, West Deering
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 928 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Deering totaled 1,591 over 57 years, from 345 in 1960 to 1,936 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was an 80 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 68 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2017 Census estimate for Deering was 1,936 residents, ranking 141st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 63.3 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Campton. Deering contains 30.6 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $2,555,166
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $3,520,913
Zoning Ordinance 1984/08
Master Plan 2017
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Trust Fund
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Heritage
Public Library Deering Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 27 miles 242
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 22 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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 ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company TDS; Fairpoint; Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.97
2017 Equalization Ratio 88.3
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.53
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.8%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 989
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 798
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 43
Five or More Units in Structure 10
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 138
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 1,936 409,697
2010 1,912 400,721
2000 1,885 382,384
1990 1,533 336,549
1980 1,041 276,608
1970 578 233,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   1,023 Female:   901
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 66
Age 5 to 19 319
Age 20 to 34 243
Age 35 to 54 594
Age 55 to 64 395
Age 65 and over 307
Median Age 49.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 25.4%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,005
Median family income $71,974
Median household income $66,087
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $58,125
Female $41,290
Individuals below the poverty level 6.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 1,013 1,054
Employed 980 1,031
Unemployed 33 23
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $6 n
Average Weekly Wage $380 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $89 n
Average Weekly Wage $839 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $94 $76
Average Weekly Wage $812 $728
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $236 $244
Average Weekly Wage $685 $846
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $330 $319
Average Weekly Wage $721 $818

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 Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative (Deering, Hillsborough) SAU 34
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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Robin Hill Farm Inc. Residential treatment & rehabilitation 31 1983
Geo Serve Environmental service 2 1989
Town of Deering Municipal services 17 1774

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 149
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
Distance 18 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, AntrimRunway3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 24 miles
Portland, ME 122 miles
Boston, MA 76 miles
New York City, NY 252 miles
Montreal, Quebec 243 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.3%
Public transportation 1.8%
Walked 5.7%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 4.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 14.7%
Commuting to another NH community 79.4%
Commuting out-of-state 5.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Mount Sunapee, Crotched Mountain
Other: Deering Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,December 2018. Community Response Received 6/1/18

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