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Haverhill, NH

haverhill New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Haverhill
Brigitte Codling, Town Manager
2975 Dartmouth College Highway
North Haverhill, NH 03774
Telephone (603) 787-6800
Fax (603) 787-2226
E-mail townmanager@haverhill-nh.com
Web Site www.haverhill-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk: Monday, 9 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 9 am - 3 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Haverhill, NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 4, 15

Incorporated: 1763
Villages and Place Names: Center Haverhill, East Haverhill, North Haverhill, Pike, Woodsville, Haverhill Corner, Mountain Lakes
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 552 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Haverhill totaled 1,475 over 49 years, from 3,090 in 1970 to 4,565 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 23 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed an 11 percent increase the previous decade. The 2019 Census estimate for Haverhill was 4,565 residents, which ranked 80th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 89.2 persons per square mile of land area. Haverhill contains 51.2 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $5,906,312
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019-2020 $14,844,369
Zoning Ordinance 2016
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Airport; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Haverhill Library Association; Patten-North; Pike; Woodsville Free Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time & on-call
Emergency Medical Service Full-time (Woodsville Ambulance)
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville Local 35

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Woodsville; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier 4 Districts
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Charter; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
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) $30.30
2019 Equalization Ratio 90.1
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.08
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings70.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings20.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other8.1%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,314
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,556
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 137
Five or More Units in Structure 140
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 481
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 4,565 89,886
2010 4,697 89,118
2000 4,418 81,826
1990 4,230 74,998
1980 3,445 65,806
1970 3,090 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   2,134 Female:   2,467
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 224
Age 5 to 19 730
Age 20 to 34 776
Age 35 to 54 1,284
Age 55 to 64 659
Age 65 and over 928
Median Age 47.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 86.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 23.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,293
Median family income $66,836
Median household income $52,143
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $39,850
Female $38,423
Individuals below the poverty level 7.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 2,143 2,363
Employed 1,987 2,307
Unemployed 156 56
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 263 299
Average Weekly Wage $672 $998
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,317 1,415
Average Weekly Wage $594 $769
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,580 1,714
Average Weekly Wage $607 $809
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 772 778
Average Weekly Wage $679 $795
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,352 2,492
Average Weekly Wage $630 $804

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) SAU 23
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career & Technical Center (VT) Region: 4
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 3
Grade Levels P K 1-3 4-8 9-12 5-12
Total Enrollment 232 272 197 64
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 97
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Grafton County Complex County governmental unit 325
Cottage Hospital Health care services 250
Upper Valley Press/Transport Printing, transport 80 1975
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Banking services 100 1889
Hatchland Dairy Farm Creamery 50

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 302
State Routes 10, 25, 116, 135
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
Distance 8 miles
Railroad Amtrak Downeaster
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, HaverhillRunway2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 97 miles
Portland, ME 120 miles
Boston, MA 147 miles
New York City, NY 303 miles
Montreal, Quebec 174 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.4%
Public transportation 0.9%
Walked 3.0%
Other Means 9.7%
Worked at home 16.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 42.6%
Commuting to another NH community 40.7%
Commuting out-of-state 16.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X 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 Campgrounds
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): Loon & Cannon Mountains
Other: North Haverhill Fair; Bedell Bridge Historic Site; 4th July Parade; ATV/UTV trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/6/20

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