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New Hampton, NH

newhampton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New Hampton
Neil Irvine, Town Administrator
6 Pinnacle Hill Road
New Hampton, NH 03256
Telephone (603) 744-3559
Fax (603) 744-5106
E-mail nirvine@new-hampton.nh.us
Web Site www.new-hampton.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 8:30-4, Wednesday and Thursday, 10-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 8-4, Wednesday, 10-4, Thursday, 10-7

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Meredith, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Belknap County District 1

Incorporated: 1777
Origin: This town was first granted in 1765 as Moultonborough Addition, for Colonel Jonathan Moulton, who held the position of town moderator, and for whom Moultonborough was named. In 1777, Colonel Moulton requested that the town be named New Hampton in honor of his native town of Hampton, New Hampshire. The northeastern portion of the town was set off and incorporated as Center Harbor in 1797. The New Hampton School was established here in 1821, and went through several name, owner, and location changes, before its current incarnation as a co-educational college prepatory school.
Villages and Place Names: Winona, New Hampton Village Precinct, Old Institution
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 652 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New Hampton totaled 1,431 over 50 years, from 946 in 1970 to 2,377 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for New Hampton was 2,430 residents, which ranked 129th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 66.0 persons per square mile of land area. New Hampton contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 1.6 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $4,648,398
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $4,462,620
Zoning Ordinance 1986/21
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Heritage
Public Library Gordon-Nash

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service On-Call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 25
Concord Hospital - Laconia 15 miles 72

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop; New Hampton
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier New Hampton Village Precinct; private wells
Sanitation New Hampton Village Precinct & private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $19.39
2022 Equalization Ratio 59.3
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.40
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other9.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,106
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 989
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 33
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 84
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 2,430 64,781
2020 2,377 63,705
2010 2,165 60,088
2000 1,964 56,576
1990 1,609 49,294
1980 1,249 42,884
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,314 Female:   1,258
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 78
Age 5 to 19 352
Age 20 to 34 486
Age 35 to 54 712
Age 55 to 64 335
Age 65 and over 609
Median Age 46.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 2,015
High school graduate or higher 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,446
Median family income $80,625
Median household income $74,509
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $60,990
Female $43,750
Individuals below the poverty level 8.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,329 1,320
Employed 1,269 1,291
Unemployed 60 29
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 26 58
Average Weekly Wage $770 $2,148
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 353 427
Average Weekly Wage $686 $892
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 379 485
Average Weekly Wage $692 $1,043
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 114 116
Average Weekly Wage $617 $734
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 493 601
Average Weekly Wage $675 $984

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 Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment 104 343
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
New Hampton School Secondary education 174 1821
Waste Management Waste removal services 18 1994
Circle K Convenience store, gas station 14 1998
New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet Retail wine & liquor store 18 2016
Adventure Bound Camping Resorts Campground 23 1980
Dunkin Donuts Donut shop 17 1997
The 104 Diner Restaurant 19 1994
Marcam/ATS Precision Electronics 22 1995
Wallingford's Inc. Logging supplies 10 1999
Live Free Home Health Care Home health care services 51 2006

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 104, 132
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, BristolRunway1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 55 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 50 miles
Portland, ME 92 miles
Boston, MA 101 miles
New York City, NY 300 miles
Montreal, Quebec 223 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,190
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 1.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 8.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 4.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 18.2%
Commuting to another NH community 80.2%
Commuting out-of-state 1.6%
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
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 Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock, Ragged, & Tenney Mountains
Other: Kelley-Drake Conservation Area; Bald Ledge Trail; Old Home Day; New Hampton Nature Fitness Trail

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/4/23

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