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East Kingston, NH

eastkingston New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of East Kingston
Grace Ruelle, Town Administrator
24 Depot Road
East Kingston, NH 03827
Telephone (603) 642-8406
Fax (603) 642-4918
E-mail gruelle@eastkingstonnh.gov
Web Site www.eknh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8-2:30, Wednesday, 11-7; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 8-5, Wednesday, 5-7, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8-2:30

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 14, 34

Incorporated: 1738
Origin: This township started as a portion of Kingston called Kingston East Parish. Residents of the parish petitioned Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts for a separate charter, because its location was too distant from the Kingston school and place of worship and they wished to establish their own. Their petition was granted in 1738. Sandown and Danville were also separated from the original Kingston settlement. The location of the boundary line between Kingston and East Kingston was under dispute for a long time thereafter.
Villages and Place Names: Monahan's Corner, Powwow River
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 358 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for East Kingston totaled 1,603 over 50 years, from 838 in 1970 to 2,441 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for East Kingston was 2,445 residents, which ranked 127th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 246.7 persons per square mile of land area. East Kingston contains 9.9 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $3,247,471
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $3,547,717
Zoning Ordinance 1952/13
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Checklist; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library East Kingston Public

Emergency Services
Police Department 5 Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 7 miles 99

Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier Maritimes; Granite State; Unitil
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 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) $22.80
2022 Equalization Ratio 70.8
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.05
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 880
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 862
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 9
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 9
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 2,445 319,424
2020 2,441 314,176
2010 2,357 295,223
2000 1,804 278,748
1990 1,559 246,744
1980 1,135 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,131 Female:   1,142
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 60
Age 5 to 19 380
Age 20 to 34 247
Age 35 to 54 532
Age 55 to 64 511
Age 65 and over 543
Median Age 52.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,754
High school graduate or higher 96.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 42.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $47,797
Median family income $112,083
Median household income $96,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $90,571
Female $82,500
Individuals below the poverty level 15.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,305 1,387
Employed 1,242 1,346
Unemployed 63 41
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 32 34
Average Weekly Wage $914 $1,311
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 94 120
Average Weekly Wage $964 $1,082
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 127 155
Average Weekly Wage $951 $1,133
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 97 76
Average Weekly Wage $487 $732
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 223 230
Average Weekly Wage $750 $1,001

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: East Kingston operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham, Exeter) SAU 16
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment 131
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 88
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; Northern Essex (MA)

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Monahan's Farm Vegetables, fruit 3

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 107, 107A, 108, 150
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
Distance 7 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 35 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 31 miles
Portland, ME 73 miles
Boston, MA 48 miles
New York City, NY 247 miles
Montreal, Quebec 286 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,092
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.4%
Other Means 3.2%
Worked at home 10.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 18.5%
Commuting to another NH community 47.7%
Commuting out-of-state 33.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Tourist 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
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): Bradford (MA)

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/1/23

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