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Kensington, NH


kensington New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Kensington
Board of Selectmen
95 Amesbury Road
Kensington, NH 03833
Telephone (603) 772-5423
Fax (603) 772-6841
E-mail kensington@kensingtontown.com
Web Site www.town.kensington.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Administration, Assessor: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 3 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday, 3 pm - 6 pm, Thursday, 10 am - 1 pm ; Tax Collector: Monday, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate District 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 16, 35

Incorporated: 1737
Origin: This town was once a parish of Hampton, and was incorporated in 1737 by Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts when New Hampshire was still part of that province. Of the 27 towns granted by Governor Belcher, only three were given names: Arlington, Peterborough, and Kensington, which was named for Edward Rich, Earl of Holland and Baron Kensington. England's Kensington, now a suburb of London, is the location of Kensington Palace, known for its beautiful public gardens. The palace was the birthplace of Queen Victoria, and the London home of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Villages and Place Names: Austin Corners, Brick School Corner, Eastman Corners, Five Corners, Lamprey Corners, Prescott Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 800 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Kensington was 1,410 over 56 years, from 708 in 1960 to 2,118 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was a 47 percent increase between 1960 and 1970; the second largest was a 44 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2016 Census estimate for Kensington was 2,118 residents, which ranked 135th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 176.8 persons per square mile of land area. Kensington contains 12.0 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $1,296,431
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $4,762,265
Zoning Ordinance 1959/14
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Commission
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Checklist; Trust Funds; Cemetery; Grange Hall; Town Clerk; Tax Collector
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Recreation; Sawyer/Kensington Trust; Building Safety
Public Library Kensington Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 4 miles 99

Utilities
Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Comcast
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.51
2016 Equalization Ratio 88.2
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.57
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.5%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 864
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 840
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 5
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 19
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 2,118 303,251
2010 2,124 295,223
2000 1,902 278,748
1990 1,318 246,744
1980 1,332 190,345
1970 1,044 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   1,135 Female:   1,022
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 127
Age 5 to 19 357
Age 20 to 34 237
Age 35 to 54 625
Age 55 to 64 482
Age 65 and over 329
Median Age 48.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 44.2%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $50,733
Median family income $120,040
Median household income $107,933
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $76,447
Female $47,386
Individuals below the poverty level 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 1,124 1,295
Employed 1,081 1,259
Unemployed 43 36
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $40 $29
Average Weekly Wage $578 $808
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $161 $275
Average Weekly Wage $842 $873
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $201 $304
Average Weekly Wage $789 $867
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $61 $58
Average Weekly Wage $558 $648
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $263 $362
Average Weekly Wage $735 $832

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Kensington operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham, Exeter) SAU 16
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 104
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 20
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Exeter & Hampton Electric Electric utility services 40
James R. Rosencrantz & Son Farm, garden equipment 15+
CP Building Supply, Inc. Building supplies & equipment

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 84, 150
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
Distance 5 miles
Railroad Yes
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 36 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 36 miles
Portland, ME 68 miles
Boston, MA 44 miles
New York City, NY 255 miles
Montreal, Quebec 294 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.0%
Public transportation 0.9%
Walked 1.5%
Other Means 1.6%
Worked at home 10.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.7 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 16.0%
Commuting to another NH community 51.4%
Commuting out-of-state 32.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/05/17

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