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Newmarket, NH

newmarket New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newmarket
Steve Fournier, Town Administrator
186 Main Street
Newmarket, NH 03857
Telephone (603) 659-3617
Fax (603) 659-8508
E-mail sfournier@newmarketnh.gov
Web Site www.newmarketnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: Monday through Thursday, 7 am - 4:15 pm, Friday, 7 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 7 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 7 am - 7 pm, closed Friday

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Regional 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 17, 36

Incorporated: 1727
Origin: This was one of six towns granted by the Massachusetts government in the last year of the reign of King George I. Separated from Exeter in 1727, it was incorporated as Newmarket Parish, and included South Newmarket (Newfields). Newmarket was granted full town privileges by legislature in 1737. It was probably named for Newmarket in County Suffolk, England. The Lamprey River, which runs through the town, was named for John Lamprey. Lamprey is a Saxon word for a woodland enclosure where peace is to be found. Newmarket was a center of the New England shipping trade with the West Indies.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,137 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newmarket totaled 5,795 over 49 years, from 3,361 in 1970 to 9,156 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 68 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, accounting for half the total numeric change. The 2019 Census estimate for Newmarket was 9,156 residents, which ranked 32nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 728.4 persons per square mile of land area. Newmarket contains 12.6 square miles of land area and 1.6 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Council/Town Admin.
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $13,233,169
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020 $23,950,287
Zoning Ordinance 1972/18
Master Plan 2016
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Town Council; Planning; Budget; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Library; Zoning; Veterans Memorial Trust; Energy & Environment Advisory; Housing Authority
Public Library Newmarket Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 8 miles 99

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.26
2019 Equalization Ratio 91.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.11
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 4,189
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,983
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 783
Five or More Units in Structure 1,297
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 126
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 9,156 309,769
2010 8,936 295,223
2000 8,073 278,748
1990 7,203 246,744
1980 4,290 190,345
1970 3,361 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   4,657 Female:   4,406
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 431
Age 5 to 19 1,197
Age 20 to 34 2,654
Age 35 to 54 2,396
Age 55 to 64 1,075
Age 65 and over 1,310
Median Age 36.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 47.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $39,407
Median family income $100,133
Median household income $73,734
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $58,645
Female $44,620
Individuals below the poverty level 6.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 6,206 5,854
Employed 5,887 5,717
Unemployed 319 137
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 250 200
Average Weekly Wage $997 $1,054
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 674 1,082
Average Weekly Wage $688 $881
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 924 1,282
Average Weekly Wage $771 $908
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 345 309
Average Weekly Wage $715 $899
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,269 1,591
Average Weekly Wage $756 $906

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Newmarket operates grades K-12 SAU 31
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 537 230 291
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 184
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce University; University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
SAU 31 School district 242
Lamprey Health Care Medical services & programs 69
Seacoast Sports Center Physical education facility 40
Town of Newmarket Municipal services 163
Newberry Farms Grocery store 20
Great Bay Kids Childcare 18
Cheney Company Housing
The Pines Assisted living facility 45
Chinburg Properties Development & construction 86
Exeter Tents & Events Rental service 60 Seasonal

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 108, 152
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 3
Distance 10 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation COAST; Wildcat Transit
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton AirfieldRunway2,100 ft. turf
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 36 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 35 miles
Portland, ME 64 miles
Boston, MA 67 miles
New York City, NY 269 miles
Montreal, Quebec 289 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.8%
Public transportation 1.6%
Walked 1.8%
Other Means 3.8%
Worked at home 11.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 9.9%
Commuting to another NH community 78.3%
Commuting out-of-state 11.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
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
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Seacoast Half Marathon; Hiking Trails

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

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