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Shelburne, NH

shelburne New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Shelburne
Board of Selectmen
74 Village Road
Shelburne, NH 03581
Telephone (603) 466-2262
Fax (603) 466-5271
E-mail townofshelburnenh@gmail.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Assistant: Open daily by appointment; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 4 pm - 6 pm, Tuesday, 3 pm - 6:30 pm, Friday, 10 am - 2 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Berlin, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Coös County District 6

Incorporated: 1820
Origin: This territory was first chartered in 1769 and named for William Petty Fitzmaurice, Earl of Shelburne. Lord Shelburne was a supporter of independence for the American colonies, and at his insistence, the king recognized the independence of the United States. The first survey of the grant found much of the land covered with water and mountains. In 1770, the seven grantees petitioned for additional property, and were given another 40 thousand acres, known as Shelburne Addition. The town was incorporated in 1820 when Shelburne voters chose to keep the name. Shelburne Addition was separated and incorporated as Gorham in 1836.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 35 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Shelburne totaled 116 over 57 years, from 226 in 1960 to 342 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 60 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; population decreased from 1960 to 1970, 1990 to 2000, and from 2000 to 2010. The 2017 Census estimate for Shelburne was 342 residents, which ranked 223rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 7.1 persons per square mile of land area, the tenth lowest among the cities and towns . Shelburne contains 47.8 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $608,532
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $470,402
Zoning Ordinance 1964/17
Master Plan 2016
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Library; Memorial Forest; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Park; Heritage; Land Fill
Public Library Shelburne Public

Emergency Services
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Volunteer & On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Contract with Gorham
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Androscoggin Valley, Berlin 14 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications/Time Warner
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.66
2017 Equalization Ratio 105.4
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.46
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings49.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other36.0%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 212
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 192
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 12
Five or More Units in Structure 3
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 5
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 342 31,634
2010 372 33,055
2000 380 33,156
1990 411 34,879
1980 318 35,014
1970 199 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   179 Female:   169
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 15
Age 5 to 19 37
Age 20 to 34 16
Age 35 to 54 73
Age 55 to 64 103
Age 65 and over 104
Median Age 58.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.7%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $37,888
Median family income $75,313
Median household income $64,375
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,417
Female $40,250
Individuals below the poverty level 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 219 176
Employed 214 171
Unemployed 5 5
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $148 $113
Average Weekly Wage $308 $423
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $20 $25
Average Weekly Wage $142 $110
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $168 $138
Average Weekly Wage $288 $366

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 Gorham-Randolph-Shelburne Cooperative SAU 20
Career Technology Center(s): Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center Region: 2
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Berlin

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Androscoggin Valley Hospital Health care services
Gorham-Randolph-Shelburne Cooperative School Education
Town & Country Motor Inn Inn
Gorham Papers Manufacturing
R J Chipping Manufacture of wood chips

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 2
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 35 - 36
Distance 42 miles
Railroad Canadian National
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gorham AirportRunway2,800 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 87 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 133 miles
Portland, ME 88 miles
Boston, MA 184 miles
New York City, NY 383 miles
Montreal, Quebec 185 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 3.6%
Worked at home 7.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 16.1%
Commuting to another NH community 76.2%
Commuting out-of-state 7.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Wildcat, Sunday River (ME)
Other: Canoeing; Kayaking; Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 6/29/18

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