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South Hampton, NH


southhampton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of South Hampton
Angela Racine, Town Administrator
3 Hilldale Avenue
South Hampton, NH 03827
Telephone (603) 394-7696
Fax (603) 394-2134
E-mail info@southhamptonnh.org
Web Site http://southhamptonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administrator: Monday, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Wednesday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Wednesday, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Friday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate District 24
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 16, 35

Incorporated: 1742
Origin: This town was one of the first granted by Governor Benning Wentworth. When the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border was established in 1741, territory that was in Amesbury and Salisbury, Massachusetts, became part of New Hampshire. South Hampton was chartered in 1742 from that territory. Much of the area was already settled when the boundary line was changed, and some residents petitioned to become part of a town closer to them. The east end was annexed to Hampton Falls in 1742 and the west side was separated to form Newton in 1748. At one time, the town was home to over twelve different religious sects.
Villages and Place Names: Smith Corner, Towles Corner, Jewell Town, Currierville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 448 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for South Hampton totaled 375 over 56 years, from 443 in 1960 to 818 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 28 percent between 1980 and 1990; the smallest, a one percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2016 Census estimate for South Hampton was 818 residents, which ranked 194th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 103.4 persons per square mile of land area. South Hampton contains 7.9 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2017 $918,193
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $211,587
Zoning Ordinance 1972/14
Master Plan 1990
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Historic District; Aging
Public Library South Hampton Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Anna Jacques, Newburyport MA 8 miles 123
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 10 miles 99

Utilities
Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.23
2016 Equalization Ratio 89.6
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.07
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.5%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 421
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 347
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 4
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
2016 818 303,251
2010 814 295,223
2000 848 278,748
1990 843 246,744
1980 660 190,345
1970 558 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   388 Female:   416
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 39
Age 5 to 19 129
Age 20 to 34 92
Age 35 to 54 251
Age 55 to 64 135
Age 65 and over 158
Median Age 47.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.8%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $50,219
Median family income $121,250
Median household income $102,917
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $92,891
Female $44,271
Individuals below the poverty level 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 478 506
Employed 462 488
Unemployed 16 18
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $38 $53
Average Weekly Wage $566 $738
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $80 $47
Average Weekly Wage $1,138 $774
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $118 $100
Average Weekly Wage $954 $755
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $31 $37
Average Weekly Wage $517 $594
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $149 $136
Average Weekly Wage $863 $712

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: South Hampton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Amesbury MA SAU 21
Career Technology Center(s): No Career Technical Center Region:
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 69
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 107A, 150
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-495 (MA), Exit 54
Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plum Island, Newburyport MARunway2,105 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 38 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 35 miles
Portland, ME 72 miles
Boston, MA 42 miles
New York City, NY 250 miles
Montreal, Quebec 290 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.8%
Public transportation 1.9%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 8.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.0 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 11.6%
Commuting to another NH community 27.9%
Commuting out-of-state 60.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/14/17

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