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Newfields, NH

newfields New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newfields
Sue McKinnon, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
65 Main Street
Newfields, NH 03856
Telephone (603) 772-5070
Fax (603) 772-9004
E-mail selectmen@newfieldsnh.gov
Web Site www.newfieldsnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, extended hours Tuesday, 6 pm - 8 pm, closed Friday in June-August

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 21
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 10, 33

Incorporated: 1849
Origin: Sitting on the west bank of the Squamscott River, this town was part of Exeter until 1727, when it was included in the Newmarket incorporation. It was called Newfield Village as early as 1681, and also known as South Newmarket, when made a parish of that town. In 1880 Dr. John M. Brodhead, presented his own library and $10,000 to the town on the condition that it be renamed Newfields. The town was so incorporated in 1895. Dr. Brodhead was a resident of the town and a descendant of John Brodhead, the town's first minister and member of the US House of Representatives, 1829-1833.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 516 residents in 1850
Population Trends: Population change for Newfields totaled 953 over 41 years, from 817 in 1980 to 1,770 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was an 80 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2021 Census estimate for Newfields was 1,770 residents, which ranked 148th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 249.6 persons per square mile of land area. Newfields contains 7.1 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $1,833,099
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $2,858,425
Zoning Ordinance 1952/20
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; School; Checklist; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Emergency Mgmnt
Public Library Newfields Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 5 miles 99

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Newfields Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
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
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.55
2021 Equalization Ratio 78.5
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.95
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.7%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 627
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 604
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 15
Five or More Units in Structure 5
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 3
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 1,770 316,947
2020 1,773 314,430
2010 1,680 295,223
2000 1,557 278,748
1990 864 246,744
1980 817 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   1,051 Female:   933
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 37
Age 5 to 19 411
Age 20 to 34 306
Age 35 to 54 632
Age 55 to 64 353
Age 65 and over 245
Median Age 47.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 63.0%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $62,058
Median family income $170,000
Median household income $166,397
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $82,404
Female $54,531
Individuals below the poverty level 1.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 1,000 1,061
Employed 956 1,038
Unemployed 44 23
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 257 362
Average Weekly Wage $854 $1,043
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 305 253
Average Weekly Wage $674 $1,004
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 562 615
Average Weekly Wage $756 $1,027
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 70 65
Average Weekly Wage $609 $730
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 632 680
Average Weekly Wage $740 $998

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Newfields operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham) SAU 16
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 93
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 52
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Hutchinson Automotive Automotive products 400 1950
COED Sportswear Clothing manufacturer, distributor 60 1995
Great Bay Campground & Gas Station Convenience store, camping 5 1980
Dunkin' Donuts Donut shop 15 2009
Stratham Tire Tire warehouse, retail sales 5 2014
Knipstein & Conner Construction 25 2013
Conner Bottling Works Bottling company 5 1940
Irving Gas Station Convenience Store 12 2021
Hayden Equipment Company Commercial Landscape Equipment 5 1988

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 85, 87, 108
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 3
Distance 8 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
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 34 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 32 miles
Portland, ME 62 miles
Boston, MA 55 miles
New York City, NY 266 miles
Montreal, Quebec 286 miles

(ACS 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.7%
Public transportation 3.0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 15.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 76.2%
Commuting to another NH community 10.7%
Commuting out-of-state 13.1%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
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 Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Newfields Youth Athletic Association (NYAA); Main Street Art

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 5/11/22

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