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Newington, NH

newington New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Newington Board of Selectmen
Ted Connors, Chairman
205 Nimble Hill Road
Newington, NH 03801
Telephone (603) 436-7640
Fax (603) 436-7188
E-mail selectmen@newington.nh.us
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 District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District 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 totaled fifteen over 49 years, from 798 in 1970 to 813 in 2019. The only positive percent change in population was between 1980 and 1990 when it grew by 38 percent; three decades had population declines. The 2019 Census estimate for Newington was 813 residents, which ranked 196th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 98.7 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, 2020 $8,762,179
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $2,279,131
Zoning Ordinance 1952/12
Master Plan 2020
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; Economic Dev; Safety Lane
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 209

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; Consolidated; First Light
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $9.34
2019 Equalization Ratio 99.4
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $8.32
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings19.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings35.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other45.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 329
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 309
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 18
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 813 309,769
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   371 Female:   342
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 28
Age 5 to 19 65
Age 20 to 34 89
Age 35 to 54 163
Age 55 to 64 183
Age 65 and over 185
Median Age 55.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 51.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $55,154
Median family income $145,938
Median household income $111,125
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $63,571
Female $60,833
Individuals below the poverty level 4.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 505 527
Employed 481 516
Unemployed 24 11
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 1,243 2,376
Average Weekly Wage $1,167 $1,492
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 3,692 2,822
Average Weekly Wage $537 $1,335
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 4,934 5,198
Average Weekly Wage $695 $1,406
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 78 210
Average Weekly Wage $1,051 $1,202
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 5,012 5,408
Average Weekly Wage $701 $1,398

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 52 36
2020 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.8%
Public transportation 1.2%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 13.0%
Worked at home 16.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 21.9%
Commuting to another NH community 61.2%
Commuting out-of-state 16.9%
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 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 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; Road Races; Great Bay Wildlife Refuge

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/4/20

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