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Nottingham, NH

nottingham New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Nottingham
Chris Sterndale, Town Administrator
PO Box 114
Nottingham, NH 03290
Telephone (603) 679-5022
Fax (603) 679-1013
E-mail bospc@nottingham-nh.gov
Web Site www.nottingham-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, 12 noon - 4 pm, Wednesday, 2 pm - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 9 am - 12 noon, Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Raymond, NH LMA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Rockingham County District 1

Incorporated: 1722
Origin: This town was granted to petitioners from seacoast towns between Boston and Portsmouth who wished to settle a tract of land north of Exeter. The petitioners asked that the town be named New Boston, but Governor Shute gave it the name Nottingham, in honor of Daniel Finch, second Earl of Nottingham. The Earl was a close friend of Colonial Governors Shute and Dudley of Massachusetts when New Hampshire was under that province's jurisdiction. The original grant was considerably larger than now; Deerfield separated from Nottingham in 1766, and Northwood separated in 1773.
Villages and Place Names: Nottingham Square, West Nottingham, Pawtuckaway
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,068 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Nottingham totaled 3,356 over 41 years, from 1,952 in 1980 to 5,308 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 45 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2021 Census estimate for Nottingham was 5,308 residents, which ranked 69th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 114.1 persons per square mile of land area. Nottingham contains 46.5 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $5,303,109
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $15,121,155
Zoning Ordinance 1980/16
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Capital Improvement
Public Library Blaisdell Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 16 miles 145
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 15 miles 99
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 18 miles 23

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Communal wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Comcast; Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.42
2021 Equalization Ratio 81.8
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.68
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.0%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,128
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,976
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 82
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 70
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 5,308 316,947
2020 5,240 314,430
2010 4,785 295,223
2000 3,733 278,748
1990 2,837 246,744
1980 1,952 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   2,378 Female:   2,721
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 395
Age 5 to 19 852
Age 20 to 34 715
Age 35 to 54 1,446
Age 55 to 64 704
Age 65 and over 987
Median Age 44.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.8%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $44,858
Median family income $94,838
Median household income $82,229
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $71,046
Female $56,250
Individuals below the poverty level 5.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 2,866 3,247
Employed 2,736 3,168
Unemployed 130 79
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 49 73
Average Weekly Wage $771 $1,279
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 84 131
Average Weekly Wage $962 $1,314
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 133 203
Average Weekly Wage $891 $1,302
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 153 165
Average Weekly Wage $631 $798
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 286 368
Average Weekly Wage $752 $1,077

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Nottingham operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Dover or Coe-Brown Academy (Northwood) SAU 44
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Career Technical Center; R.W. Creteau Regional Technology Ctr.; Somersworth Career Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 481
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 104
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Custom Welding & Fabrications, Inc. Welding, fabrications 7 1980
Town of Nottingham Municipal services 45 1722
Nottingham School Education K-8 90 1995
O.R. Gooch & Son, Inc. General contractor/log home builders 8 1953
Liars Paradise Gas station/store/restaurant 13 1925

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 152, 156
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 6; I-95, Exit 2
Distance 18 miles; 22 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease InternationalRunway11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 25 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 25 miles
Portland, ME 74 miles
Boston, MA 72 miles
New York City, NY 275 miles
Montreal, Quebec 280 miles

(ACS 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.8%
Public transportation 1.6%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 1.0%
Worked at home 10.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 36.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 52.3%
Commuting to another NH community 36.5%
Commuting out-of-state 11.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Pawtuckaway State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 7/7/22

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