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Newington, NH

newington New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Newington Board of Selectmen
Jan Stuart, Chairman
205 Nimble Hill Road
Newington, NH 03801
Telephone (603) 436-7640
Fax (603) 436-7188
E-mail jstuart@townofnewingtonnh.com
Web Site www.newington.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Administration: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 2 pm - 6 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate District 21
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 23, 31

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: This territory was a part of the Dover and Squamscot Patent known Bloody Point, in memory of a victory by early colonists over an attacking band of Indians in the late 1600s. Following a boundary dispute with Greenland in 1714, Governor Joseph Dudley gave it the name Newington Parish. In 1952, the US Air Force took command of Portsmouth Airport for a bomber base, and land for expansion was taken from Portsmouth, Newington, and Greenland; about 60 percent of the airport is in Newington. In 1957, the facility was named for Captain Harl Pease, a WWII fighter pilot posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The base fell to BRAC closure in 1991, but still houses the NH Air National Guard.
Villages and Place Names: Newington Station, Piscataqua, Bloody Point
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 542 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newington decreased over 56 years, a numeric change of 258, from 1,045 in 1960 down to 787 in 2016. The only positive percent change in population was between 1980 and 1990 when it grew by 38 percent; four decades had population declines. The 2016 Census estimate for Newington was 787 residents, which ranked 198th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 95.5 persons per square mile of land area. Newington contains 8.2 square miles of land area and 4.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2017 $7,589,489
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $2,204,351
Zoning Ordinance 1952/12
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board/Town Planner
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Sewer; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Recreation; Historic District
Public Library Langdon

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Portsmouth Regional, Portsmouth 5 miles 165

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier City of Portsmouth
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Comcast; BayRing; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.15
2016 Equalization Ratio 89.8
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $7.37
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings17.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings33.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other49.3%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 354
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 304
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 30
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 18
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 787 303,251
2010 753 295,223
2000 777 278,748
1990 985 246,744
1980 716 85,324
1970 798 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   416 Female:   423
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 40
Age 5 to 19 93
Age 20 to 34 121
Age 35 to 54 201
Age 55 to 64 210
Age 65 and over 174
Median Age 53.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.3%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $43,242
Median family income $110,000
Median household income $93,047
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $67,500
Female $40,795
Individuals below the poverty level 4.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 506 500
Employed 493 488
Unemployed 13 12
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $967 $2,223
Average Weekly Wage $1,155 $1,470
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $3,924 $3,300
Average Weekly Wage $528 $742
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $4,891 $5,524
Average Weekly Wage $652 $1,035
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $228 $192
Average Weekly Wage $1,089 $1,088
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $5,118 $5,715
Average Weekly Wage $672 $1,037

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Newington operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Portsmouth SAU 50
Career Technology Center(s): Portsmouth Career Technical Center #19 Region: 19
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-6 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 50 37
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Fox Run Mall Retail stores 600 1981
Sig Sauer Manufacturing 600 2012
Tyco Underwater cable manufacturing 200 1953
Westinghouse Water pumps 175 1971
Crossings at Fox Run Retail store 500 1965
Georgia Pacific Gypsum board 90 1989
Sprague & Sons Fuel storage 65 1956
Rockingham Electric Wholesale, retail lighting 40 1973
Custom Pools Pool installation, service 35 1972

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 16
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 5
Distance 4 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation COAST
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease InternationalRunway11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 50 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 47 miles
Portland, ME 56 miles
Boston, MA 59 miles
New York City, NY 269 miles
Montreal, Quebec 301 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.0%
Public transportation 1.8%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 2.4%
Worked at home 8.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 21.9%
Commuting to another NH community 60.6%
Commuting out-of-state 17.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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 Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Antiques; Deep Water Port & Airport

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 05/30/17

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