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Henniker, NH

henniker New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Henniker
Diane Kendall, Town Administrator
18 Depot Hill Road
Henniker, NH 03242
Telephone (603) 428-3221
Fax (603) 428-4366
E-mail townadministrator@hennikernh.gov
Web Site www.henniker.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator: Monday to Friday, 8-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8-4, Tuesday, 10-6, closed Thursday

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Hillsborough, NH LMA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County District 8

Incorporated: 1768
Origin: This area was first known as Number 6, one of a line of settlements running between the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers. Some early settlers were families from Marlborough, Massachusetts, who named it New Marlborough. In 1752 the Masonian Proprietors granted the land to Andrew Todd, who gave it the name Todd's-town. The town was incorporated as Henniker in 1768 by Governor John Wentworth, in honor of Sir John Henniker, a London merchant who had shipping interests in Boston and Portsmouth prior to the Revolution. This town has the distinction of being the only Henniker on earth.
Villages and Place Names: Colby, Henniker Junction, West Henniker, Emerson Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,127 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Thenniker totaled 3,429 over 50 years, from 2,348 in 1970 to 5,777 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Thenniker was 6,189 residents, which ranked 57th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 140.3 persons per square mile of land area. Henniker contains 44.1 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $6,068,540
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $9,103,356
Zoning Ordinance 1973/23
Master Plan 2015
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Water; Checklist; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:Please visit www.henniker.org for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
Public Library Tucker Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 15 miles 236

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Cogswell Springs Water Works
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.44
2022 Equalization Ratio 98.7
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.90
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings76.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings21.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,287
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,603
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 235
Five or More Units in Structure 307
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 142
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 6,189 156,020
2020 6,185 153,808
2010 4,836 146,445
2000 4,444 136,716
1990 4,164 120,618
1980 3,246 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   3,024 Female:   2,647
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 300
Age 5 to 19 1,088
Age 20 to 34 1,514
Age 35 to 54 869
Age 55 to 64 792
Age 65 and over 1,108
Median Age 33.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,550
High school graduate or higher 97.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 38.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,317
Median family income $113,875
Median household income $79,500
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $46,761
Female $52,574
Individuals below the poverty level 14.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 2,731 2,809
Employed 2,598 2,747
Unemployed 133 62
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 307 310
Average Weekly Wage $871 $1,209
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,149 1,191
Average Weekly Wage $520 $833
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,455 1,501
Average Weekly Wage $594 $911
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 218 181
Average Weekly Wage $706 $951
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,673 1,682
Average Weekly Wage $609 $915

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Henniker operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of John Stark Regional (Henniker, Weare) SAU 24
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 400
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 194
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; UNH School of Law, Granite State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Pats Peak Ski area 22 year round/600+ Seasonal 1965
New England College Education 216 1946
Michie Corporation Ready mixed concrete, forms, stone 70 1974
Contoocook Artesian Well Water drilling 20
Henniker School District Education 400 1985
Henniker Crushed Stone Stone, sand 23 1972
Patenaude Lumber Lumber 23 1978
Town of Henniker Municipal services 110
HHP, Inc. Pallets, dimension lumber 59 1966

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 9, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, AntrimRunway3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 31 miles
Portland, ME 124 miles
Boston, MA 82 miles
New York City, NY 257 miles
Montreal, Quebec 234 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,942
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 5.3%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 14.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 33.9%
Commuting to another NH community 64.1%
Commuting out-of-state 2.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
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
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X 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): Pats Peak
Other: Canoeing; Kayaking; Hiking Trails; Community Center; Teen Center; Farmer's Market; Concert series; Riverwalk; Currier & Ives Byway

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/6/23

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