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Farmington, NH

farmington New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Farmington
Rebecca Dickie, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
356 Main Street, Municipal Offices
Farmington, NH 03835
Telephone (603) 755-3657
Fax (603) 755-9128
E-mail rdickie@farmington.nh.us
Web Site www.farmington.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall, Administrator: Monday to Friday, 8-5; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday to Wednesday, 8:30-5, Thursday, 8:30-7, Friday, 8:30-12:30

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 6
State Representative Strafford County District 1

Incorporated: 1798
Origin: This town started as West Parish, a portion of Rochester that included several large farms. Those farms were separated from Rochester in 1798 as Farmington, a reference to the area's fertile farmland. It was also known as Farmington Dock because its location on the Cocheco River was an ideal spot for sawmills. Those sawmills expanded into shoe-making factories, one of the first places to use automated shoe-making machines instead of handwork. One Farmington resident known in the shoe trade was Jeremiah J. Colbath, who, after changing his name to Henry Wilson, was elected Vice-President under Ulysses S. Grant.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,029 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Farmington totaled 3,133 over 50 years, from 3,588 in 1970 to 6,721 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Farmington was 6,844 residents, which ranked 48th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 187.5 persons per square mile of land area. Farmington contains 36.5 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $7,760,907
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $17,256,507
Zoning Ordinance 1979/20
Master Plan 2020
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Town Clerk/Tax Collector; Budget; Moderator; Trust Funds; Checklist
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Economic Development; ZBA
Public Library Goodwin

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 10 miles 27

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Farmington Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; TDS Telecom
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) $24.18
2022 Equalization Ratio 60.9
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.40
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,912
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,953
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 245
Five or More Units in Structure 274
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 440
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 6,844 132,275
2020 6,722 130,889
2010 6,786 123,143
2000 5,804 112,676
1990 5,706 104,348
1980 4,630 85,324
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   3,209 Female:   3,539
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 473
Age 5 to 19 1,112
Age 20 to 34 1,517
Age 35 to 54 1,383
Age 55 to 64 1,394
Age 65 and over 869
Median Age 42.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 4,822
High school graduate or higher 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 16.2%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,563
Median family income $77,543
Median household income $60,271
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $63,316
Female $36,438
Individuals below the poverty level 11.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 3,605 3,641
Employed 3,367 3,546
Unemployed 238 95
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 227 197
Average Weekly Wage $998 $1,195
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 403 412
Average Weekly Wage $571 $923
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 629 609
Average Weekly Wage $725 $1,011
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 382 301
Average Weekly Wage $629 $892
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,012 910
Average Weekly Wage $689 $972

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Farmington operates grades K-12 SAU 61
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-3 4-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 266 287 239
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 203
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Cameron's Sod Farm Lawn & garden supplies 40 1935
Pike Industries Asphalt, gravel, stone 30 1975
TDS Telecom Telecommunications 44 2009
Schaffer Rolls Rubber rolls 32
Energy Resource Mechanical contracting & power plant svcs 15 1998
Three Phase Line Electric Specialized electrical contractor 15 1999
Winnisquam Wood Products Countertop fabrication 20 2011
MBG Enterprises Carrier truck company 40 2015

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 11, 75, 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 15; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 7 miles; 26 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation COAST
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, RochesterRunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 52 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 52 miles
Portland, ME 55 miles
Boston, MA 81 miles
New York City, NY 292 miles
Montreal, Quebec 264 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 3,429
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 7.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 26.0%
Commuting to another NH community 65.1%
Commuting out-of-state 8.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Performing Arts Facilities
X 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 Campgrounds
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): Gunstock
Other: Hayday Festival

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

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