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Hopkinton, NH

hopkinton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hopkinton
Neal A. Cass, Town Administrator
330 Main Street
Hopkinton, NH 03229
Telephone (603) 746-3170
Fax (603) 746-3049
E-mail townadmin@hopkinton-nh.gov
Web Site www.hopkinton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator: Monday to Thursday, 8-5, Friday, 8-12; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday to Thursday, 8-5, Friday, 8-12

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
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 15
State Representative Merrimack County District 9

Incorporated: 1765
Origin: This area was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 as New Hampshire Number 5, one in a line of settlements between the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers. The settlers, who were from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, renamed the town New Hopkinton. The town was incorporated as Hopkinton by the New Hampshire governor and council in 1765. Setting the pattern for future towns, settlers were required to build homes, fence in their acreage, plant it with English grass, and provide a home for a minister, all within seven years. Contoocook village, a substantial portion of the town, was named for a tribe of Penacook Indians who once lived there, as was the Contoocook River which flows through the town.
Villages and Place Names: Contoocook, Hatfield Corner, Tyler, West Hopkinton, Barton's Corner, Drew Lake, Blackwater District, Gould Hill District
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,715 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hopkinton totaled 2,978 over 50 years, from 3,007 in 1970 to 5,985 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Hopkinton was 6,031 residents, which ranked 61st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 139.3 persons per square mile of land area. Hopkinton contains 43.3 square miles of land area and 1.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $12,099,487
Budget: School Appropriations, 2023-2024 $25,092,924
Zoning Ordinance 1964/23
Master Plan 2022
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectboard; Library; Cemetery; School; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Waste Reduction; Recreation; Economic Development; CIP
Public Library Hopkinton Town

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 6 miles 236

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Contoocook/Hopkinton Village Precincts
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated; 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) $32.25
2022 Equalization Ratio 69.4
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.94
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,512
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,221
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 71
Five or More Units in Structure 78
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 142
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 6,031 156,020
2020 5,914 153,808
2010 5,589 146,445
2000 5,412 136,716
1990 4,816 120,618
1980 3,861 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,762 Female:   3,179
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 208
Age 5 to 19 1,125
Age 20 to 34 856
Age 35 to 54 1,508
Age 55 to 64 1,219
Age 65 and over 1,025
Median Age 47.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 4,386
High school graduate or higher 97.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 51.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $51,589
Median family income $108,571
Median household income $100,665
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $68,534
Female $49,414
Individuals below the poverty level 5.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 3,385 3,423
Employed 3,256 3,353
Unemployed 129 70
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 2.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 306 449
Average Weekly Wage $827 $1,057
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,006 1,164
Average Weekly Wage $752 $1,184
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,312 1,612
Average Weekly Wage $769 $1,149
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 299 276
Average Weekly Wage $844 $1,135
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,611 1,888
Average Weekly Wage $783 $1,147

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Hopkinton operates grades K-12 SAU 66
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-6 7-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 497 133 305 49
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 180
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Magdalen College; UNH School of Law; Granite State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
McLane's NE distribution center 200
YBP, Inc Wholesale book distributor 220
Hopkinton School District Education 160
Camp Methodios Childrens' camp 60
HMC Corporation Sawmill machinery 48

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 202
State Routes 9, 103, 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 4 - 6
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord MunicipalRunway6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 22 miles
Portland, ME 115 miles
Boston, MA 73 miles
New York City, NY 272 miles
Montreal, Quebec 236 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,889
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.5%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 1.0%
Worked at home 10.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 33.5%
Commuting to another NH community 66.0%
Commuting out-of-state 0.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
Other: Covered Bridge; Hopkinton State Fair; Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Elm Brook Park; Hawthorne Forest; John Brockway Nature Preserve; Farmer's Market; Myron Chase Wildlife Sanctuary; Stevens Trail; Beech Hill Farmstand & Ice Cream Barn; Contoocook River Forest; Spirit Skateboard Park; Kimball Pond Cabins; Hopkinton-Everett Lake; Gould Hill Orchard; Russells Organic Blueberry Farm; Smith Pond Bog; Hopkinton Village Greenway Trail; Blackwater River Loop

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/2/23

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