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New Hampton, NH

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

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8:30 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 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate 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 1,332 over 57 years, from 862 in 1960 to 2,194 in 2017. 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 2017 Census estimate for New Hampton was 2,194 residents, which ranked 131st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 59.6 persons per square mile of land area. New Hampton contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 1.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $3,218,236
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $3,544,284
Zoning Ordinance 1986/18
Master Plan 2017
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
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.04
2017 Equalization Ratio 90.7
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.03
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings73.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other11.6%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,113
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,008
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 22
Five or More Units in Structure 4
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 79
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 2,194 60,785
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) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   1,110 Female:   1,166
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 95
Age 5 to 19 463
Age 20 to 34 213
Age 35 to 54 715
Age 55 to 64 390
Age 65 and over 400
Median Age 44.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.3%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,736
Median family income $80,882
Median household income $72,296
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,507
Female $51,016
Individuals below the poverty level 10.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 1,222 1,318
Employed 1,182 1,287
Unemployed 40 31
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $99 $41
Average Weekly Wage $816 $888
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $440 $416
Average Weekly Wage $677 $721
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $539 $457
Average Weekly Wage $703 $737
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $102 $110
Average Weekly Wage $612 $704
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $641 $567
Average Weekly Wage $688 $730

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 108 352
2017 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 156 1821
Waste Management Waste removal services 20 1994
Circle K Convenience store, gas station 12 1998
New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet Retail wine & liquor store 12 2016
Jellystone Park Campground 32 1980
Dunkin Donuts Donut shop 22 1997
The 104 Diner Restaurant 26 1994
Marcam/ATS Precision Electronics 22 1995
Wallingford's Inc. Logging supplies 10 1999
Live Free Home Health Care Home health care services 70 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 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 5.7%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 6.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 16.9%
Commuting to another NH community 80.1%
Commuting out-of-state 3.0%
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
Tourists 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, August 2019. Community Response Received 8/13/18

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