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Mont Vernon, NH

montvernon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Mont Vernon
Joan Cleary, Secretary to Selectmen
1 South Main Street, PO Box 444
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
Telephone (603) 673-6080
Fax (603) 673-5995
E-mail townofmontvernon@montvernon.us
Web Site www.montvernonnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday to Thursday, 9-3; Town Clerk: Monday and Wednesday, 5-8, Tuesday and Thursday, 8-12; Tax Collector: Monday, 5-8, Wednesday, 4-6

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 9
State Representative Hillsborough County District 42

Incorporated: 1803
Origin: This town started as the northwest parish of Amherst. Residents of the parish felt that their homes were too far from the courthouse in Amherst, making travel to town meetings very inconvenient. Mont Vernon was incorporated by legislature in 1803. The name was probably in honor of George Washington's Virginia estate, which got its name from Admiral Edward Vernon. George Washington's brother, Lawrence, the original owner of the estate, served under Admiral Vernon as an officer. Although probably not the reason for selecting this name, Admiral Vernon was also a close friend of Governor Wentworth.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 762 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Mont Vernon totaled 1,683 over 50 years, from 906 in 1970 to 2,589 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Mont Vernon was 2,646 residents, which ranked 120th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 157.2 persons per square mile of land area. Mont Vernon contains 16.8 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $3,008,670
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $5,562,142
Zoning Ordinance 1963/10
Master Plan 2022
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Treasurer; Cemetery; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Welfare; Treasurer; Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Recreation; Historic District; Beautification; Heritage Commission
Public Library Daland Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 15 miles 163
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 16 miles 159
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 16 miles 262

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 PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; Wilton
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) $28.03
2022 Equalization Ratio 61.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.05
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings98.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 962
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 837
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 25
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 100
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 2,646 426,594
2020 2,584 422,937
2010 2,409 400,721
2000 2,057 382,384
1990 1,832 336,549
1980 1,444 276,608
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,334 Female:   1,246
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 126
Age 5 to 19 484
Age 20 to 34 453
Age 35 to 54 731
Age 55 to 64 430
Age 65 and over 356
Median Age 44.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,784
High school graduate or higher 95.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 51.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $57,378
Median family income $144,875
Median household income $134,432
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $107,279
Female $59,375
Individuals below the poverty level 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,411 1,627
Employed 1,348 1,595
Unemployed 63 32
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 2.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 19 31
Average Weekly Wage $480 $1,357
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 41 29
Average Weekly Wage $991 $1,193
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 59 59
Average Weekly Wage $832 $1,278
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 68 69
Average Weekly Wage $639 $874
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 128 129
Average Weekly Wage $728 $1,060

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Mont Vernon operates grades K-6; grades 7-8 are tuitioned to Amherst; grades 9-12 are part of Souhegan Cooperative (Amherst; Mont Vernon) SAU 39
Career Technology Center(s): Milford HS & Applied Technology Center; Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Center (Hudson); Nashua Technology Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6 9-12
Total Enrollment 211
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Rivier; St. Anselm; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester; MCPHS; Franklin Pierce-Manchester

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Information Unlimited, Inc. Science educational devices 12 1972
Mont Vernon Design Design services 2 1984

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 13
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-293, Exit 4
Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, NashuaRunway6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 19 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 19 miles
Portland, ME 113 miles
Boston, MA 59 miles
New York City, NY 229 miles
Montreal, Quebec 258 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,411
Drove alone, car/truck/van 74.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.2%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 20.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 23.1%
Commuting to another NH community 67.8%
Commuting out-of-state 9.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre, Pats Peak, Crotched Mountain
Other: Lamson Farm; Purgatory Falls

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/1/23

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