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Newton, NH

newton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newton
Mary-Jo McCullough, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
2 Town Hall Road
Newton, NH 03858
Telephone (603) 382-4405 opt. 4
Fax (603) 382-2596
E-mail townclerktaxcollector@newtonnh.net
Web Site www.newton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator, Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8-4, Thursday, 10-6, closed Friday

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 23
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 20, 36

Incorporated: 1749
Origin: The sixth town to be granted from the Masonian land purchase of 1746, Newton was originally part of South Hampton. Residents in the western portion felt they were too far away from the South Hampton church and meetinghouse, some having to travel 14 miles, and petitioned for a parish of their own. The town was incorporated as New Town in 1749 simply because it was a new town. The church built by these residents was the first Baptist church in New Hampshire. In 1846, the New Hampshire legislature voted to contract the name to Newton.
Villages and Place Names: Newton Junction, Rowes Corner, Sargent Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 530 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newton totaled 2,900 over 50 years, from 1,920 in 1970 to 4,820 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Newton was 4,827 residents, which ranked 78th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 491.0 persons per square mile of land area. Newton contains 9.8 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $4,792,352
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $37,179,463
Zoning Ordinance 1973/09
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation; Cable TV; Stewardship; Appeals
Public Library Gale

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 11 miles 99
Merrimack Valley Campus - Holy Family Hospital, Haverhill MA 9 miles 122

Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
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
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.49
2022 Equalization Ratio 71.7
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.03
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,840
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,603
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 139
Five or More Units in Structure 73
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 25
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 4,827 319,424
2020 4,820 314,176
2010 4,603 295,223
2000 4,325 278,748
1990 3,546 246,744
1980 3,068 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,413 Female:   2,388
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 182
Age 5 to 19 741
Age 20 to 34 889
Age 35 to 54 1,368
Age 55 to 64 922
Age 65 and over 699
Median Age 45.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,636
High school graduate or higher 95.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $55,383
Median family income $131,386
Median household income $135,863
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $76,111
Female $81,042
Individuals below the poverty level 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 3,026 3,273
Employed 2,838 3,177
Unemployed 188 96
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 101 196
Average Weekly Wage $895 $1,384
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 189 273
Average Weekly Wage $701 $1,216
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 290 469
Average Weekly Wage $768 $1,286
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 194 153
Average Weekly Wage $646 $910
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 485 622
Average Weekly Wage $719 $1,194

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 Sanborn Regional (Kingston, Newton) SAU 17
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels 4-6 9-12
Total Enrollment 47
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 134
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; UMass Lowell-Haverhill Campus;

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
CBI Terex Production machinery 98 1996
Pro Design Fiberglass forms 6 1989
Newton Greenhouse Wholesale florist 14 1971
Town of Newton Municipal services 100 1749
Halo Maritimes Defense Systems Security systems, service 20 2016

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 108
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-495 (MA), Exit 53
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lawrence (MA) MunicipalRunway5,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 34 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 35 miles
Portland, ME 79 miles
Boston, MA 44 miles
New York City, NY 245 miles
Montreal, Quebec 289 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,973
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.3%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 10.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 13.5%
Commuting to another NH community 42.6%
Commuting out-of-state 43.9%
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/25/23

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