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Hampton Falls, NH

hamptonfalls New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hampton Falls
Lori Ruest, Town Administrator
1 Drinkwater Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844
Telephone (603) 926-4618
Fax (603) 926-1848
E-mail townadministrator@hamptonfalls.org
Web Site www.hamptonfalls.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm; Building Inspector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 19, 36

Incorporated: 1726
Origin: First established as a parish of Hampton, this town received its grant as an independent town in 1726 following a petition to the legislature. Located on the Taylor River, Hampton Falls provided water power for Weare's mills. Meshech Weare, a descendant of the mill owners, was New Hampshire's first president, later called governor, in 1776. Hampton Falls was the birthplace of Ralph Adams Cram, a well-known architect, who designed the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and chapels at West Point and Exeter Academy.
Villages and Place Names: Nason Corners, Sanborn Corners, Town Hall Corner, Fogg's Corner; Brimstone Hill (The Common)
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 541 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hampton Falls totaled 1,038 over 41 years, from 1,372 in 1980 to 2,410 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 29 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2021 Census estimate for Hampton Falls was 2,410 residents, which ranked 129th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 175.1 persons per square mile of land area. Hampton Falls contains 12.4 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting/SB 2
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $3,343,022
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $6,998,260
Zoning Ordinance 1953/20
Master Plan 2019
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist; Moderator; Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Highway Safety; Recreation; Treasurer
Public Library Hampton Falls Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time officers & Sheriff's Dept
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 6 miles 99

Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; Comcast
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.12
2021 Equalization Ratio 75.8
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.84
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings10.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 872
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 774
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 75
Five or More Units in Structure 7
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 16
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 2,410 316,947
2020 2,403 314,430
2010 2,236 295,223
2000 1,890 278,748
1990 1,467 246,744
1980 1,372 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   8,079 Female:   7,859
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 379
Age 5 to 19 2,257
Age 20 to 34 2,703
Age 35 to 54 3,864
Age 55 to 64 3,025
Age 65 and over 3,710
Median Age 50.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 55.6%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $53,154
Median family income $100,194
Median household income $81,519
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $79,750
Female $67,333
Individuals below the poverty level 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 1,345 1,468
Employed 1,283 1,418
Unemployed 62 50
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 3.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 62 64
Average Weekly Wage $720 $1,023
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 345 337
Average Weekly Wage $512 $1,178
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 407 401
Average Weekly Wage $544 $1,153
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 90 98
Average Weekly Wage $799 $950
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 497 499
Average Weekly Wage $590 $1,113

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Hampton Falls operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Winnacunnet Cooperative (Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook) SAU 21
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 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 6-8
Total Enrollment 189 92
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 166
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Applecrest Orchards Apples, peaches, strawberries, blueberries 18 1920
Hampton Falls Motor Inn Motel 10 1985
Agway Farm, garden supplies 11 1974

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 1
State Routes 84, 88
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
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 42 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 39 miles
Portland, ME 66 miles
Boston, MA 44 miles
New York City, NY 255 miles
Montreal, Quebec 294 miles

(ACS 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.4%
Public transportation 1.9%
Walked 1.0%
Other Means 5.0%
Worked at home 10.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 73.5%
Commuting to another NH community 5.2%
Commuting out-of-state 21.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X 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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 5/7/22

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