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East Kingston, NH

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

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 8 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 2:30 pm, Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 6 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 2:30 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 16, 35

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 1,580 over 49 years, from 838 in 1970 to 2,418 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 37 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2019 Census estimate for East Kingston was 2,418 residents, which ranked 125th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 244.0 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, 2020 $3,091,404
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $3,143,304
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 Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.52
2019 Equalization Ratio 98.0
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.96
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 929
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 906
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 10
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 13
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,418 309,769
2010 2,357 295,223
2000 1,804 278,748
1990 1,559 246,744
1980 1,135 190,345
1970 838 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,231 Female:   1,211
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 48
Age 5 to 19 522
Age 20 to 34 332
Age 35 to 54 645
Age 55 to 64 442
Age 65 and over 453
Median Age 47.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $44,142
Median family income $119,167
Median household income $101,538
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $74,625
Female $62,589
Individuals below the poverty level 5.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,314 1,395
Employed 1,235 1,362
Unemployed 79 33
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 30 46
Average Weekly Wage $683 $1,057
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 79 104
Average Weekly Wage $583 $940
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 109 149
Average Weekly Wage $611 $976
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 79 82
Average Weekly Wage $594 $690
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 188 231
Average Weekly Wage $604 $875

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 Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 132
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 80
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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 12.9%
Worked at home 30.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 17.8%
Commuting to another NH community 51.5%
Commuting out-of-state 30.7%
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
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bradford (MA)

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 10/19/20

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