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Greenland, NH


greenland New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Greenland Board of Selectmen
Karen Anderson, Town Administrator
11 Town Square, PO Box 100
Greenland, NH 03840
Telephone (603) 431-7111
Fax (603) 430-3761
E-mail kanderson@greenland-nh.com
Web Site www.greenland-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 10 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate District 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 23, 31

Incorporated: 1721
Origin: One of the earliest settlements in the state, Greenland was a parish of Portsmouth originating in 1638. It was probably named for Henry Greenland, a town officer. About 1704, residents requested having a minister and schoolmaster of their own, and to be exempted from supporting the church and school in Portsmouth. Greenland became a separate parish in 1705. In that same period, Leonard Weeks constructed a substantial brick house, thought to be the oldest brick house in New Hampshire still standing. In 1721, Greenland was granted full town privileges, giving the leadership power to collect province taxes from residents.
Villages and Place Names: Bayside, Breakfast Hill, Camp Gundalow
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 634 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Greenland totaled 2,696 over 56 years, from 1,196 in 1960 to 3,892 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was a 49 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2016 Census estimate for Greenland was 3,892 residents, which tied with Candia, ranking 96th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 369.3 persons per square mile of land area. Greenland contains 10.5 square miles of land area and 2.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $3,937,982
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $9,694,491
Zoning Ordinance 1952/12
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Weeks Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Part-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Portsmouth Regional, Portsmouth 4 miles 165
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 8 miles 99

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Exeter & Hampton
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier City of Portsmouth; Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.65
2016 Equalization Ratio 88.5
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.71
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings80.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.2%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,499
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,367
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 80
Five or More Units in Structure 18
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 34
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 3,892 303,251
2010 3,549 295,223
2000 3,227 278,748
1990 2,708 246,744
1980 2,129 190,345
1970 1,784 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   1,805 Female:   1,978
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 266
Age 5 to 19 650
Age 20 to 34 466
Age 35 to 54 1,114
Age 55 to 64 583
Age 65 and over 704
Median Age 44.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 58.4%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $49,511
Median family income $104,591
Median household income $103,221
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $76,750
Female $53,333
Individuals below the poverty level 1.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 2,027 2,282
Employed 1,972 2,231
Unemployed 55 51
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $559 $330
Average Weekly Wage $944 $1,398
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $1,449 $1,423
Average Weekly Wage $751 $904
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $2,007 $1,753
Average Weekly Wage $805 $997
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $142 $153
Average Weekly Wage $556 $801
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $2,149 $1,906
Average Weekly Wage $788 $981

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Greenland operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Portsmouth SAU 50
Career Technology Center(s): Portsmouth Career Technical Center #19 Region: 19
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 395
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 105
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Anson Sailmakers Sail manufacturer 1980
High Flying Flag Company Flags, banners 1981
Novel Iron Works Structural steel fabrication 1977
Boise Cascade Lumber Mill 2014
Cole Haan Corporate office/warehouse 200+/- 2007
Micro Art Graphic Design
Advanced Concrete U.S. Headquarters 30
Target Department store 100 2009
Lowes Home improvement center 100 2010
Tractor Supply Co. Rural retail store 100 2016

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 33, 151
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 3
Distance 2 miles
Railroad Maine Central
Public Transportation COAST
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease InternationalRunway11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 40 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 37 miles
Portland, ME 57 miles
Boston, MA 55 miles
New York City, NY 266 miles
Montreal, Quebec 292 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.0%
Public transportation 0.9%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 3.0%
Worked at home 12.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 18.7%
Commuting to another NH community 62.5%
Commuting out-of-state 18.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists 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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Sandy Point Discovery Center

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/01/17

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