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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 8,978 over 49 years, from 5,564 in 1970 to 14,542 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 31 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Hooksett was 14,542 residents, which ranked 21st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 401.8 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, 2020-2021 $21,502,637
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $35,176,645
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 Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
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; Otelco
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.55
2019 Equalization Ratio 83.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.64
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings66.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings27.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.8%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 5,298
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,934
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 406
Five or More Units in Structure 778
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 180
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 14,542 151,391
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   6,893 Female:   7,396
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 565
Age 5 to 19 2,748
Age 20 to 34 3,152
Age 35 to 54 3,689
Age 55 to 64 1,934
Age 65 and over 2,201
Median Age 39.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 38.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,778
Median family income $99,773
Median household income $84,568
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $55,250
Female $52,292
Individuals below the poverty level 4.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 8,254 9,242
Employed 7,796 9,043
Unemployed 458 199
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,607 2,081
Average Weekly Wage $1,261 $1,525
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 5,557 7,724
Average Weekly Wage $736 $1,039
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 7,164 9,805
Average Weekly Wage $854 $1,142
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 629 602
Average Weekly Wage $733 $878
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 7,793 10,407
Average Weekly Wage $844 $1,127

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
Amazon Distribution warehouse 400
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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.4%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 7.8%
Worked at home 6.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 19.1%
Commuting to another NH community 74.0%
Commuting out-of-state 6.9%
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 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
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/24/20

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