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Mont Vernon, NH

montvernon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Mont Vernon
Laurie Brown, 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@comcast.net
Web Site www.montvernonnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, 5 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 11 am, Thursday, 8 am - 11 am, 5 pm - 8 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, 5 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm

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 Districts 5, 40

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 1,753 over 49 years, from 906 in 1970 to 2,659 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; a 27 percent increase the next decade. The 2018 Census estimate for Mont Vernon was 2,659 residents, which ranked 117th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 158.0 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, 2020 $4,819,093
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019-2020 $5,210,557
Zoning Ordinance 1963/10
Master Plan Rolling
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
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 162
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 16 miles 135
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 16 miles 251

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 Fairpoint; 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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.82
2019 Equalization Ratio 98.0
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.21
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings98.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.9%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 991
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 837
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 5
Five or More Units in Structure 5
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 144
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,659 417,025
2010 2,409 400,721
2000 2,057 382,384
1990 1,832 336,549
1980 1,444 276,608
1970 906 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,288 Female:   1,288
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 137
Age 5 to 19 459
Age 20 to 34 464
Age 35 to 54 693
Age 55 to 64 448
Age 65 and over 375
Median Age 46.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 49.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $48,948
Median family income $134,318
Median household income $120,125
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $96,250
Female $49,625
Individuals below the poverty level 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,324 1,568
Employed 1,260 1,529
Unemployed 64 39
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 22
Average Weekly Wage n $725
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 54
Average Weekly Wage n $1,201
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 73 76
Average Weekly Wage $1,210 $1,062
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 81 71
Average Weekly Wage $577 $761
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 154 146
Average Weekly Wage $877 $917

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 Region: 16
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 189
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 45
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Southern NH University; UNH-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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.4%
Public transportation 1.0%
Walked 1.0%
Other Means 10.4%
Worked at home 13.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 37.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 13.7%
Commuting to another NH community 72.7%
Commuting out-of-state 13.6%
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/6/20

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