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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 www.townofshelburnenh.com

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: Monday through Thursday 11 am - 5 pm; Administrative Assistant: Open Friday by appointment; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, 12 noon - 6 pm, Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm

Labor Market Area Berlin, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development

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

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 146 over 49 years, from 199 in 1970 to 345 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 60 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; population decreased from 1990 to 2000, and from 2000 to 2010. The 2019 Census estimate for Shelburne was 345 residents, which ranked 223rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 7.2 persons per square mile of land area, the tenth lowest among the cities and towns . Shelburne contains 47.9 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $702,489
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $454,970
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.44
2019 Equalization Ratio 110.0
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.04
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings50.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other35.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 244
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 224
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
2019 345 31,563
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   214 Female:   194
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 17
Age 5 to 19 43
Age 20 to 34 28
Age 35 to 54 87
Age 55 to 64 103
Age 65 and over 130
Median Age 58.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $43,805
Median family income $82,500
Median household income $68,333
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $56,667
Female $38,750
Individuals below the poverty level 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 218 180
Employed 208 176
Unemployed 10 4
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
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 139 107
Average Weekly Wage $309 $445
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 20 24
Average Weekly Wage $145 $196
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 160 131
Average Weekly Wage $288 $399

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
2020 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 15.2%
Worked at home 5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 20.7%
Commuting to another NH community 73.9%
Commuting out-of-state 5.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X 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
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/10/20

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