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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, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm, closed daily, 12 noon - 1 pm

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 1
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 1,275 over 49 years, from 946 in 1970 to 2,221 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 32 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which was followed by a 29 percent increase over the next decade. The 2019 Census estimate for New Hampton was 2,221 residents, which ranked 131st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 60.3 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, 2020 $2,993,857
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $3,454,565
Zoning Ordinance 1986/20
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 Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 25
Lakes Region General, Laconia 15 miles 96

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 Yes
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.24
2019 Equalization Ratio 92.7
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.52
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings76.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other10.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,117
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 948
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 38
Five or More Units in Structure 5
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 126
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,221 61,303
2010 2,165 60,088
2000 1,964 56,576
1990 1,609 49,294
1980 1,249 42,884
1970 946 32,367
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,066 Female:   1,179
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 88
Age 5 to 19 294
Age 20 to 34 271
Age 35 to 54 611
Age 55 to 64 439
Age 65 and over 542
Median Age 49.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,844
Median family income $73,778
Median household income $67,938
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $55,809
Female $53,654
Individuals below the poverty level 8.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,206 1,368
Employed 1,132 1,338
Unemployed 74 30
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 74 38
Average Weekly Wage $841 $941
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 383 462
Average Weekly Wage $754 $679
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 457 500
Average Weekly Wage $768 $699
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 103 114
Average Weekly Wage $657 $698
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 559 614
Average Weekly Wage $748 $699

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 Region: 5
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 2
Grade Levels K 1-5 P 9-12 PG
Total Enrollment 93 372
2020 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 University

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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 10.0%
Other Means 2.6%
Worked at home 0.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 16.6%
Commuting to another NH community 82.9%
Commuting out-of-state 0.5%
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/21/20

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