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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 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 57 years, a numeric change of 256, from 1,045 in 1960 down to 789 in 2017. The only positive percent change in population was between 1980 and 1990 when it grew by 38 percent; four decades had population declines. The 2017 Census estimate for Newington was 789 residents, which ranked 200th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 95.8 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, 2018 $8,324,990
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $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 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
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.10
2017 Equalization Ratio 89.1
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $7.35
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings18.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings34.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other52.8%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 355
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 333
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 20
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
2017 789 306,363
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) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   413 Female:   406
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 40
Age 5 to 19 72
Age 20 to 34 116
Age 35 to 54 188
Age 55 to 64 238
Age 65 and over 165
Median Age 54.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 41.9%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $48,688
Median family income $112,708
Median household income $96,667
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $72,917
Female $50,625
Individuals below the poverty level 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 504 510
Employed 492 500
Unemployed 12 10
Unemployment Rate 2.4% 2.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $1,244 $2,399
Average Weekly Wage $1,145 $1,476
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $3,697 $3,196
Average Weekly Wage $511 $920
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $4,940 $5,595
Average Weekly Wage $670 $1,158
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $152 $201
Average Weekly Wage $1,174 $1,117
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $5,093 $5,796
Average Weekly Wage $685 $1,157

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 49 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 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.2%
Public transportation 2.1%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 2.5%
Worked at home 8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 22.1%
Commuting to another NH community 56.3%
Commuting out-of-state 21.6%
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, August 2019. Community Response Received 5/31/18

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