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North Hampton, NH


northhampton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of North Hampton
Michael Tully, Town Administrator
233 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 Monday through Thursday, 7 am - 4 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

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 22, 31

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 1,227 over 49 years, from 3,259 in 1970 to 4,486 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 19 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2019 Census estimate for North Hampton was 4,486 residents, which ranked 85th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 322.0 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, 2020-2021 $11,140,029
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $12,437,069
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
Appointed:Conservation
Public Library North Hampton Public

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

Utilities
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 Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.70
2019 Equalization Ratio 93.0
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.39
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,018
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,620
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 77
Five or More Units in Structure 17
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 304
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 4,486 309,769
2010 4,301 295,223
2000 4,300 278,748
1990 3,630 246,744
1980 3,425 190,345
1970 3,259 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   2,102 Female:   2,355
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 103
Age 5 to 19 803
Age 20 to 34 448
Age 35 to 54 1,127
Age 55 to 64 891
Age 65 and over 1,085
Median Age 51.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 51.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $59,427
Median family income $107,434
Median household income $95,417
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $61,111
Female $73,218
Individuals below the poverty level 5.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 2,759 2,692
Employed 2,629 2,629
Unemployed 130 63
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 192 272
Average Weekly Wage $1,078 $1,275
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,995 2,004
Average Weekly Wage $686 $1,109
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,187 2,275
Average Weekly Wage $720 $1,129
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 96 101
Average Weekly Wage $809 $982
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,283 2,376
Average Weekly Wage $724 $1,123

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 Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 341
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 188
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
Lamprey Brothers 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.7%
Public transportation 1.2%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 8.4%
Worked at home 23.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 18.9%
Commuting to another NH community 57.6%
Commuting out-of-state 23.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
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
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X 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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/7/20

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