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New Boston, NH

newboston New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New Boston
Shannon Silver, Community Development Director
7 Meetinghouse Hill Road, PO Box 250
New Boston, NH 03070
Telephone (603) 487-2500 x142
Fax (603) 487-2975
E-mail s.silver@newbostonnh.gov
Web Site www.newbostonnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administrator: Monday to Friday, 9-4; Town Clerk: Monday and Tuesday, 9-4, Wednesday, 12-7; Tax Collector: Monday and Wednesday, 9-4; Planning: Monday to Friday, 9-4; Building Department: Tuesday to Thursday, 9-4

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
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: 1763
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1736 by Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts to John Simpson and others who were soldiers, or their heirs, engaged in the 1690 Canada Expedition. For a time, the town was known as Lanestown or Piscataquog Township. In 1748, the Masonian Proprietors confirmed the grant. Not all the grantees took claim, and in 1751 the territory was granted to Job Lewis and others. In 1763, Governor Benning Wentworth formally adopted the long-used name of New Boston.
Villages and Place Names: Klondike Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,202 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New Boston totaled 4,725 over 50 years, from 1,390 in 1970 to 6,115 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for New Boston was 6,164 residents, which ranked 58th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 143.4 persons per square mile of land area. New Boston contains 42.9 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $5,565,745
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $17,683,463
Zoning Ordinance 1977/22
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Town Clerk; Cemetary; Library
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Energy; Recreation; Road
Public Library Whipple Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 17 miles 292
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 14 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 PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
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) $19.18
2022 Equalization Ratio 82.8
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.79
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,053
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,681
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 204
Five or More Units in Structure 60
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 108
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 6,164 426,594
2020 6,108 422,937
2010 5,321 400,721
2000 4,190 382,384
1990 3,198 336,549
1980 1,928 276,608
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,887 Female:   3,153
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 279
Age 5 to 19 1,348
Age 20 to 34 809
Age 35 to 54 2,030
Age 55 to 64 873
Age 65 and over 701
Median Age 40.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 4,141
High school graduate or higher 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 44.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $51,630
Median family income $142,514
Median household income $125,119
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $90,278
Female $63,182
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 3,417 3,929
Employed 3,257 3,847
Unemployed 160 82
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 106 149
Average Weekly Wage $667 $1,215
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 378 509
Average Weekly Wage $759 $1,169
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 484 658
Average Weekly Wage $739 $1,179
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 184 169
Average Weekly Wage $819 $817
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 669 826
Average Weekly Wage $761 $1,105

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: New Boston operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Goffstown SAU 19
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center; Manchester School of Technology
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6 9-12
Total Enrollment 497
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 205
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester; MCPHS; Franklin Pierce-Manchester

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Molly's Restaurant/Gravity Tavern Restaurant & pub 20 1979
Strong Beginnings Learning Center Day care services 12 1988
Daniel's Garage Propane, oil, drilling, blasting 12
Mr. Gee's Tire Corp. Tires 10 1976
Dodge's General Store Convenience store 8 1872
Dodge Farms Agriculture 6 1918
Friendly Beaver Campground Campground
Riverside Grille Restaurant 10 2023
New Boston Dental Dental services 10-15 1990
New Boston Pizza Restaurant 5

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 13, 77, 136
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-293, Exit 4
Distance 14 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, AntrimRunway3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 17 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 15 miles
Portland, ME 112 miles
Boston, MA 65 miles
New York City, NY 236 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 3,352
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 14.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 39.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 23.1%
Commuting to another NH community 74.3%
Commuting out-of-state 2.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
Tourist 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
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
Other: Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair; Deland Forest Sanctuary; Fourth of July Parade

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

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