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Hooksett, NH

hooksett New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hooksett

35 Main Street
Hooksett, NH 03106-1397
Telephone (603) 485-8472
Fax (603) 485-4423
E-mail agarron@hooksett.org
Web Site www.hooksett.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 6:30 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 16
State Representative Merrimack County District 24

Incorporated: 1822
Origin: First known as Chester Woods and Rowe's Corner, this town was called Hooksett for nearly fifty years before being incorporated. The name may have come from a hook-shaped island in the Merrimack or from early fishermen, who called the area Hookline Falls. It was also known as Isle au Hooksett and Isle au Hooksett Falls. Rocky ledges flank the Merrimack River as it passes through, and there were cross-river ferries located here, as well as lumber mills and a brick-making establishment powered by the falls. In 1794, the lottery-funded Hooksett Canal became part of the transportation facilities of the Amoskeag cotton mills in Manchester.
Villages and Place Names: Martin, Martins Corner, Martins Ferry, Rowes Corner, South Hooksett
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 880 residents in 1830
Population Trends: Population change for Hooksett totaled 10,715 over 58 years, from 3,713 in 1960 to 14,428 in 2018. The largest decennial percent change was a 50 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2018 Census estimate for Hooksett was 14,428 residents, which ranked 21st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 398.7 persons per square mile of land area. Hooksett contains 36.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Administrator & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019-2020 $19,035,357
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019-2020 $34,301,731
Zoning Ordinance 1957/15
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Engineering Consultant
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Town Council; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Sewer; Checklist; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Heritage; Parks & Recreation; Recycling & Transfer
Public Library Hooksett Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal & private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 8 miles 268
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 8 miles 251

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Central Water; Hooksett Village Water; Manchester Water; Pennichuck
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.74
2018 Equalization Ratio 77.4
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.52
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings66.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings30.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.1%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 5,250
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 4,001
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 413
Five or More Units in Structure 638
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 198
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 14,428 151,132
2010 13,451 146,445
2000 11,784 136,716
1990 9,034 120,618
1980 7,303 98,302
1970 5,564 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   6,808 Female:   7,413
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 595
Age 5 to 19 2,665
Age 20 to 34 3,061
Age 35 to 54 3,799
Age 55 to 64 1,743
Age 65 and over 2,358
Median Age 39.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.2%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,077
Median family income $97,910
Median household income $83,864
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $57,535
Female $54,014
Individuals below the poverty level 4.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 8,206 8,977
Employed 7,921 8,773
Unemployed 285 204
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $1,828 $1,996
Average Weekly Wage $1,230 $1,531
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $5,670 $7,570
Average Weekly Wage $762 $993
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $7,497 $9,567
Average Weekly Wage $876 $1,105
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $607 $612
Average Weekly Wage $720 $848
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $8,105 $10,179
Average Weekly Wage $865 $1,090

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Hooksett operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Manchester SAU 15
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology; Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE; Salem HS Career & Technical Ed Ctr Region: 15; 17
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8
Total Enrollment 822 496
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 14 Total Capacity: 997
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Southern NH University; St. Anselm; UNH-Manchester

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Southern NH University Education 700 1972
GE Aviation Jet engine parts 800 1966
United Healthcare Health insurance services 500
Cigna Health Care Health Insurance services 249
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 249
Target Retail store 249
Bass Pro Shop Retail store 206 2014
Cummings Printing Printing services 150 1993
Merchants Automotive Group Car sales, rentals, & service 150 1962
Pro Con Inc Construction 153 1980

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 3A, 28, 28 Bypass
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 9 - 11
Distance Local access
Railroad Guilford Transportation
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston RegionalRunway9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 15 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 9 miles
Portland, ME 101 miles
Boston, MA 59 miles
New York City, NY 259 miles
Montreal, Quebec 250 miles

(ACS 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.7%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 2.4%
Other Means 6.9%
Worked at home 6.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 20.3%
Commuting to another NH community 72.3%
Commuting out-of-state 7.4%
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 Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
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
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Youth Lacrosse; Old Home Day; Amoskeag Rowing Club

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2020. Community Response Received 7/17/19

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