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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 townadmin@newlondon.nh.gov
Web Site www.newlondon.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Office, Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday to Friday, 8-4

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 2
State Senate District District 5
State Representative Merrimack County District 7

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, including resident students, totaled 2,053 over 50 years, from 2,236 in 1970 to 4,289 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for New London was 4,417 residents, which ranked 90th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 197.6 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, 2021-2022 $11,558,603
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $11,611,549
Zoning Ordinance 1958/23
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
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.86
2022 Equalization Ratio 60.6
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.58
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,384
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,038
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 144
Five or More Units in Structure 202
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 4,417 156,020
2020 4,400 153,808
2010 4,397 146,445
2000 4,128 136,716
1990 3,189 120,618
1980 2,935 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,812 Female:   2,489
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 166
Age 5 to 19 752
Age 20 to 34 875
Age 35 to 54 562
Age 55 to 64 475
Age 65 and over 1,471
Median Age 48.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 2,764
High school graduate or higher 99.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 61.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $45,673
Median family income $135,815
Median household income $88,068
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $99,621
Female $66,378
Individuals below the poverty level 3.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,942 1,752
Employed 1,841 1,701
Unemployed 101 51
Unemployment Rate 5.2% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 141 25
Average Weekly Wage $931 $903
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,201 462
Average Weekly Wage $792 $655
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,341 487
Average Weekly Wage $800 $667
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 222 68
Average Weekly Wage $676 $707
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,564 554
Average Weekly Wage $789 $672

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment 399 218
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 187
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen 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
Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Healthcare Services 200
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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,507
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 6.6%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 18.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 51.1%
Commuting to another NH community 44.9%
Commuting out-of-state 4.0%
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
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; Philbrick-Cricenti Bog Trail

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/2/23

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