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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 District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District 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 269 over 49 years, from 558 in 1970 to 827 in 2019. 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 2019 Census estimate for South Hampton was 827 residents, which ranked 194th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 104.6 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, 2018 $969,828
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $2,265,843
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.85
2019 Equalization Ratio 98.6
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.32
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 375
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 314
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 13
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 48
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 827 309,769
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   373 Female:   402
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 19
Age 5 to 19 132
Age 20 to 34 107
Age 35 to 54 213
Age 55 to 64 115
Age 65 and over 189
Median Age 47.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.9%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $49,448
Median family income $122,188
Median household income $104,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $71,705
Female $64,167
Individuals below the poverty level 3.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 484 524
Employed 447 509
Unemployed 37 15
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 25 43
Average Weekly Wage $725 $920
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 62
Average Weekly Wage n $854
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 101 105
Average Weekly Wage $867 $881
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 37 44
Average Weekly Wage $489 $600
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 138 149
Average Weekly Wage $765 $798

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: n/a
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 82
2020 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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.3%
Public transportation 2.2%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 13.6%
Worked at home 55.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 16.3%
Commuting to another NH community 28.6%
Commuting out-of-state 55.1%
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
Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 6/25/18

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