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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 Monday through Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 12 noon - 8 pm

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 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 15, 35

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 3,008 over 49 years, from 1,920 in 1970 to 4,928 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 60 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by 17 and 22 percent increases over the next two decades respectively. The 2019 Census estimate for Newton was 4,928 residents, which ranked 74th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 501.3 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, 2019 $3,556,094
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $10,475,852
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 385

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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.38
2019 Equalization Ratio 82.4
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.56
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,903
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,604
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 187
Five or More Units in Structure 59
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 53
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 4,928 309,769
2010 4,603 295,223
2000 4,325 278,748
1990 3,546 246,744
1980 3,068 190,345
1970 1,920 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   2,553 Female:   2,367
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 203
Age 5 to 19 830
Age 20 to 34 910
Age 35 to 54 1,599
Age 55 to 64 620
Age 65 and over 758
Median Age 43.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 32.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $45,871
Median family income $112,941
Median household income $107,319
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $62,875
Female $54,266
Individuals below the poverty level 3.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 2,689 3,289
Employed 2,487 3,195
Unemployed 202 94
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 96 163
Average Weekly Wage $995 $1,388
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 174 222
Average Weekly Wage $733 $1,158
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 270 386
Average Weekly Wage $826 $1,256
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 172 168
Average Weekly Wage $679 $817
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 442 554
Average Weekly Wage $769 $1,122

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 Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8
Total Enrollment 275 308
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 125
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Ravensburger Game, puzzles 45 1998
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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.1%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 4.5%
Worked at home 52.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 7.4%
Commuting to another NH community 39.7%
Commuting out-of-state 52.9%
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/19/19

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