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North Hampton, NH

northhampton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of North Hampton
Michael Tully, Town Administrator
237A Atlantic Ave
North Hampton, NH 03862
Telephone (603) 964-8087
Fax (603) 964-1514
E-mail mtully@northhampton-nh.gov
Web Site www.northhampton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator: Monday to Thursday, 7-4, Friday, 8-12; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 8:30-6, Tuesday to Thursday, 8:30-3, Friday, 8:30-12

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal 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 23, 38

Incorporated: 1742
Origin: First settled in 1639, this town was a part of Hampton known as North Hill Parish. Residents began petitioning for a separate parish as early as 1719. North Hill Parish was set off from Hampton in 1738, with the responsibility of supporting a clergyman and schoolmaster of their own. Full township privileges were not granted until 1742, following the establishment of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. North Hampton was the birthplace of General Henry Dearborn, commander-in-chief of the American forces in the War of 1812, for whom Fort Dearborn (now Chicago) and Dearborn, Michigan, were named.
Villages and Place Names: Cemetery Corners, Fogg Corner, Little Boars Head, North Hampton Center, Bass Beach
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 657 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for North Hampton totaled 1,280 over 50 years, from 3,259 in 1970 to 4,539 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for North Hampton was 4,553 residents, which ranked 87th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 326.8 persons per square mile of land area. North Hampton contains 13.9 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021-2022 $8,142,056
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $9,436,326
Zoning Ordinance 1946/14
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Budget; Zoning
Public Library North Hampton Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 6 miles 99

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Aquarion Water Company NH
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 Limited
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) $17.17
2022 Equalization Ratio 60.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.21
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,108
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,723
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 95
Five or More Units in Structure 26
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 264
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 4,553 319,424
2020 4,538 314,176
2010 4,301 295,223
2000 4,300 278,748
1990 3,630 246,744
1980 3,425 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,294 Female:   2,213
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 43
Age 5 to 19 970
Age 20 to 34 448
Age 35 to 54 1,300
Age 55 to 64 736
Age 65 and over 1,010
Median Age 49.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,360
High school graduate or higher 94.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 54.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $66,784
Median family income $162,727
Median household income $120,808
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $96,579
Female $73,958
Individuals below the poverty level 3.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 2,497 2,685
Employed 2,361 2,621
Unemployed 136 64
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 195 233
Average Weekly Wage $1,060 $1,386
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,061 1,928
Average Weekly Wage $1,651 $1,526
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,256 2,161
Average Weekly Wage $1,599 $1,511
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 96 99
Average Weekly Wage $820 $1,085
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,351 2,260
Average Weekly Wage $1,568 $1,492

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: North Hampton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Winnacunnet Cooperative (Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook) SAU 21
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 P K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 303 23
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 206
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
First Student Bus service 60
Town of North Hampton Municipal services 50
Palmer Gas Fuel oil 30
Home Depot Home improvement center 2002
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 2002
Marshall's Department store 2004

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 1
State Routes 1A, 111, 151
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 2
Distance 5 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No
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 39 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 36 miles
Portland, ME 62 miles
Boston, MA 52 miles
New York City, NY 263 miles
Montreal, Quebec 290 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,400
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 1.8%
Other Means 1.0%
Worked at home 13.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 26.8%
Commuting to another NH community 51.7%
Commuting out-of-state 21.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Fuller Gardens; North Hampton State Beach; Dearborn Park

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

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