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Hill, NH

hill New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hill
Board of Selectmen
30 Crescent Street, Suite 1
Hill, NH 03243
Telephone (603) 934-1094
Fax (603) 934-2011
E-mail hillselectmen@comcast.net
Web Site www.townofhillnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Assistant: Monday and Thursday, 9-4:30, Tuesday, 1-4:30, Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 10:30-4:30, Tuesday, 2:30-6:30, Thursday, 8-1 and 2-4

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Franklin, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 5, 26

Incorporated: 1778
Origin: First granted in 1753 to a group of settlers from Chester, New Hampshire, this town was known as New Chester. In 1837, the town was renamed in honor of Isaac Hill, who served as governor and as a senator during President James Buchanan's administration. In 1937, Hill residents learned that their village was to become a flood control reservoir for the Franklin Falls dam project. Citizens purchased land on higher ground, and began planning a new village. By June 1941 the new town hall and school were completed, along with the streets, water system, and 30 houses.
Villages and Place Names: Hill Center, Murray Hill, South Alexandria
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 312 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hill totaled 577 over 50 years, from 450 in 1970 to 1,027 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Hill was 1,038 residents, which ranked 186th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 38.9 persons per square mile of land area. Hill contains 26.7 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $1,233,280
Budget: School Appropriations, 2023-2024 $2,366,504
Zoning Ordinance 1973/22
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget Committee; Library Trustees; Cemetery Trustees; Trustees of Trust Funds; Moderator; Town Treasurer; Supervisors of the Checklist
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning Board; Parks & Recreation; Water Commissioners and Planning Board
Public Library Hill Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital - Franklin 8 miles 31

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hill Water Works
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $26.03
2022 Equalization Ratio 61.4
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.96
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 426
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 354
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 69
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,038 156,020
2020 1,017 153,808
2010 1,089 146,445
2000 996 136,716
1990 817 120,618
1980 736 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   469 Female:   350
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 40
Age 5 to 19 115
Age 20 to 34 87
Age 35 to 54 209
Age 55 to 64 196
Age 65 and over 172
Median Age 51.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 632
High school graduate or higher 85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 23.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,599
Median family income $89,167
Median household income $81,563
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $62,102
Female $46,875
Individuals below the poverty level 5.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 557 544
Employed 526 529
Unemployed 31 15
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 5 0
Average Weekly Wage $600 $0
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 13 21
Average Weekly Wage $500 $677
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 18 21
Average Weekly Wage $527 $677
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 36 39
Average Weekly Wage $414 $488
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 54 60
Average Weekly Wage $451 $554

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Hill operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Franklin SAU 103
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center (Laconia); Winnisquam Agricultural Programs
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6 9-12
Total Enrollment 63
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State; Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 3A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
Distance 12 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, BristolRunway1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 40 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 43 miles
Portland, ME 135 miles
Boston, MA 93 miles
New York City, NY 293 miles
Montreal, Quebec 234 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 442
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.6%
Public transportation 2.5%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 1.1%
Worked at home 8.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 9.7%
Commuting to another NH community 87.4%
Commuting out-of-state 2.9%
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
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
Other: Wade State Forest; Old Hill Village

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/31/23

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