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Newbury, NH

newbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newbury
Dennis J. Pavlicek, Town Administrator
PO Box 296
Newbury, NH 03255
Telephone (603) 763-4940
Fax (603) 763-5298
E-mail townadmin@newburynh.org
Web Site www.newburynh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 1 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Merrimack County District 5

Incorporated: 1778
Origin: Situated at the south end of Lake Sunapee, this town has had many names. The original grant by the Masonian Proprietors in 1753 named it Dantzic, after the Baltic seaport. A separate grant on adjoining land, the first provincial grant in 1754, was called Hereford, in honor of Edward Devereaux, Viscount Hereford. The grant was renewed in 1772 as Fishersfield, after Governor John Wentworth's brother-in-law John Fisher, and included both the Dantzic and Hereford grants. Fishersfield was incorporated in 1778 upon request of residents. The name was changed to Newbury in 1837, as suggested by settlers originally from Newbury, Massachusetts.
Villages and Place Names: Blodgett Landing, Edgemont, Mount Sunapee, Pine Cliff, South Newbury, Box Corner, Chalk Pond
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 331 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newbury totaled 1,719 over 49 years, from 509 in 1970 to 2,228 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 41 percent increase the next decade. The 2019 Census estimate for Newbury was 2,228 residents, which ranked 130th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 62.2 persons per square mile of land area. Newbury contains 35.8 square miles of land area and 2.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $4,369,614
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $6,846,217
Zoning Ordinance 1958/18
Master Plan 2017
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectboard; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Newbury Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 8 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Chalk Pond; private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Limited
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.88
2019 Equalization Ratio 82.6
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.07
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,736
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,650
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 35
Five or More Units in Structure 28
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 23
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,228 151,391
2010 2,072 146,445
2000 1,712 136,716
1990 1,351 120,618
1980 961 98,302
1970 509 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,056 Female:   1,040
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 55
Age 5 to 19 283
Age 20 to 34 293
Age 35 to 54 466
Age 55 to 64 441
Age 65 and over 558
Median Age 53.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 59.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $55,885
Median family income $105,444
Median household income $102,361
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $74,931
Female $50,833
Individuals below the poverty level 0.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,221 1,166
Employed 1,166 1,142
Unemployed 55 24
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 28 n
Average Weekly Wage $521 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 480 n
Average Weekly Wage $377 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 509 498
Average Weekly Wage $385 $481
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 66 66
Average Weekly Wage $495 $596
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 575 564
Average Weekly Wage $397 $494

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 Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 6
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Mount Sunapee Resort Recreation area 150 1947
Baker Hill Golf Club Golf Course 20 2002
Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge Motel 25 2000

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 103, 103A, 103B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 12 - 12A
Distance 8 miles; 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 34 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 39 miles
Portland, ME 131 miles
Boston, MA 89 miles
New York City, NY 267 miles
Montreal, Quebec 228 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.2%
Other Means 8.9%
Worked at home 9.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 20.3%
Commuting to another NH community 70.5%
Commuting out-of-state 9.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee
Other: Fells Historic Site; Stoney Brook Sanctuary; NH Craftsman Fair; Newbury Old Home Day

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/4/20

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