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Jefferson, NH


jefferson New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Jefferson
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 81
Jefferson, NH 03583
Telephone (603) 586-4553
Fax Not Available
E-mail townofjefferson@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.jeffersonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen Office: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am - 12 noon, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Friday, 7:30 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 11:30 am, Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm

County
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative

Incorporated: 1796
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1765 as Dartmouth, after William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth and patron of Dartmouth College. The location was so deep in unexplored territory that few took up their claims, and a regrant was issued to several influential men from about the state. Those who did settle the area included Samuel Hale and Colonel Joseph Whipple of Portsmouth, who cut trails through the forests to build a manor house. Colonel Whipple was a brother of William Whipple, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and an ardent supporter of Thomas Jefferson. At the Colonel's suggestion, the town was incorporated in 1796 as Jefferson, four years prior to Thomas Jefferson's election as President.
Villages and Place Names: Baileys, Highlands, Jefferson Highlands, Riverton, Starr King, Waumbeck Junction, Cherry Mountain, Meadows
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 111 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Jefferson totaled 333 over 49 years, from 714 in 1970 to 1,047 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 20 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2019 Census estimate for Jefferson was 1,047 residents, which ranked 185th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 20.9 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Piermont. Jefferson contains 50.1 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2019 $1,077,118
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $1,678,227
Zoning Ordinance 1987/17
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Checklist; Town Clerk, Treasurer
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Tax Collector
Public Library Jefferson Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Voulnteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster 8 miles 25

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.99
2019 Equalization Ratio 87.0
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.87
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings10.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 644
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 524
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 27
Five or More Units in Structure 15
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 78
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 1,047 31,563
2010 1,107 33,055
2000 1,008 33,156
1990 960 34,879
1980 803 35,014
1970 714 34,189
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   393 Female:   457
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 42
Age 5 to 19 92
Age 20 to 34 112
Age 35 to 54 187
Age 55 to 64 217
Age 65 and over 200
Median Age 54.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,903
Median family income $71,750
Median household income $55,625
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $48,594
Female $38,162
Individuals below the poverty level 3.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 576 630
Employed 543 614
Unemployed 33 16
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 49 40
Average Weekly Wage $599 $728
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 312 360
Average Weekly Wage $378 $404
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 361 400
Average Weekly Wage $408 $437
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 42 18
Average Weekly Wage $537 $595
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 402 419
Average Weekly Wage $421 $444

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center (Littleton); White Mountains RHS (Whitefield) Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2
Grade Levels K 1-12
Total Enrollment 26
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 22
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State Univerity; Granite State College-Berlin

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Santa's Village Seasonal amusement 200
Cherry Pond Industry Furniture 15 1990
Ingerson Transportation Trucking 15
Old Corner Store Convenience store, deli 12
Hicks Logging Logging 14 1997
Evergreen Motel Lodging 2 1960

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 2
State Routes 115, 115A, 116
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 35 - 36
Distance 21 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Mt Washington Reg, WhitefieldRunway4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 93 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 115 miles
Portland, ME 112 miles
Boston, MA 165 miles
New York City, NY 357 miles
Montreal, Quebec 176 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 88.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.7%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 6.0%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 18.7%
Commuting to another NH community 76.1%
Commuting out-of-state 5.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bretton Woods
   
Other: Pondicherry Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 7/10/19

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