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New London, NH

newlondon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of New London
Kimberly A. Hallquist, Town Administrator
375 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
Telephone (603) 526-4821
Fax (603) 526-9494
E-mail office@nl-nh.com
Web Site www.nl-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Merrimack County District 5

Incorporated: 1779
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1753 as Heidelberg (spelled Hiddleburg in the grant document). The name was probably in honor of George II's visit to his German possessions at the time, and may also have been influenced by Governor Benning Wentworth's European travels. The town was granted again in 1773 as an addition to the Alexandria grant, and named Alexandria Addition, but the name didn't last. It was incorporated as New Londonderry, later shortened to New London, in 1779. New London is the location of Colby-Sawyer College.
Villages and Place Names: Crockett Corner, Elkins, Hastings, Lakeside, Otterville, Pages Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 311 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for New London totaled 2,072 over 49 years, from 2,236 in 1970 to 4,308 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 31 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; population increased by 29 percent between 1990 to 2000. The 2019 Census estimate for New London was 4,308 residents, which ranked 89th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 192.8 persons per square mile of land area. New London contains 22.4 square miles of land area and 3.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020-2021 $9,481,412
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019-2020 $9,857,793
Zoning Ordinance 1958/20
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; Budget; Cemetery; Town Clerk; Moderator; Checklist
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Tracy Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London Local 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier New London/Springfield Water
Sanitation Inter-municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
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) $14.71
2019 Equalization Ratio 94.6
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.88
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,298
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,928
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 168
Five or More Units in Structure 192
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 10
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 4,308 151,391
2010 4,397 146,445
2000 4,128 136,716
1990 3,189 120,618
1980 2,935 98,302
1970 2,236 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,948 Female:   2,442
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 227
Age 5 to 19 846
Age 20 to 34 906
Age 35 to 54 621
Age 55 to 64 494
Age 65 and over 1,296
Median Age 42.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 62.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $45,307
Median family income $126,250
Median household income $90,846
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $76,765
Female $62,614
Individuals below the poverty level 3.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,898 1,875
Employed 1,812 1,820
Unemployed 86 55
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 161 153
Average Weekly Wage $754 $1,134
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,276 2,354
Average Weekly Wage $719 $911
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,437 2,506
Average Weekly Wage $722 $925
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 228 227
Average Weekly Wage $656 $817
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,665 2,734
Average Weekly Wage $716 $916

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 Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5
Total Enrollment 356
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 139
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
New London Hospital Health care services 520 1918
Colby-Sawyer College Education 300 1837
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 100
Country Press Printing services 20
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Banking services 28 1868
Town of New London Municipal services 100 1779
Woodcrest Village Assisted living 30 1991
Lake Sunapee Country Club Golf, restaurant, & functions 100
Springledge Farm Farm stand 50

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 11, 103A, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 11 - 12
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 29 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 48 miles
Portland, ME 141 miles
Boston, MA 100 miles
New York City, NY 269 miles
Montreal, Quebec 212 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 68.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 9.6%
Other Means 17.4%
Worked at home 10.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 44.9%
Commuting to another NH community 44.9%
Commuting out-of-state 10.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee, Pat's Peak
Other: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Barn Playhouse; Antiques

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/13/20

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