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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) 746-2952
E-mail selectmen@hopkinton-nh.gov
Web Site www.hopkinton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours All Offices: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 5:30 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

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 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 15
State Representative Merrimack County District 10

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 3,377 over 55 years, from 2,225 in 1960 to 5,602 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 35 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, also, 28 and 25 percent increases, respectively over the next two decades. The 2015 Census estimate for Hopkinton was 5,602 residents, which ranked 60th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 129.4 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, 2017 $7,646,033
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $19,782,912
Zoning Ordinance 1964/16
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; School; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Recycling; 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 242

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Concord Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Contoocook/Hopkinton Village Precinct
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; 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
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $33.55
2016 Equalization Ratio 92.7
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.00
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings87.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.7%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,334
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,024
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 86
Five or More Units in Structure 81
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 143
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 5,602 147,262
2010 5,589 146,445
2000 5,412 136,716
1990 4,816 120,618
1980 3,861 98,302
1970 3,007 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   2,846 Female:   2,756
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 133
Age 5 to 19 1,243
Age 20 to 34 880
Age 35 to 54 1,599
Age 55 to 64 751
Age 65 and over 996
Median Age 45.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 99.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 58.8%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $40,055
Median family income $98,953
Median household income $87,083
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $61,799
Female $47,000
Individuals below the poverty level 4.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 2,929 3,375
Employed 2,847 3,310
Unemployed 82 65
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 325 291
Average Weekly Wage $630 $906
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,048 1,090
Average Weekly Wage $704 $887
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,373 1,381
Average Weekly Wage $686 $891
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 325 283
Average Weekly Wage $682 $944
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,698 1,664
Average Weekly Wage $685 $900

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 Region: 11
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 6-12
Total Enrollment 492 163 271 46
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 96
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Northeast Catholic College; UNH School of Law

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
McLane's NE distribution center 200
YBP, Inc Wholesale book distributor 220
Hopkinton School District Education 160
Camp Methodias 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 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 0.1%
Worked at home 15.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 30.5%
Commuting to another NH community 66.5%
Commuting out-of-state 3.0%
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 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
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, November 2017. Community Response Received 06/02/17

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