NHES and ELMI agency logos
New Hampshire Employment Security - an official New Hampshire Government web site
Smaller text size Reset text size Larger text size
link to website translation page

ELMI Home > Products > Community Profiles >

Community Profiles

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 378 over 57 years, from 443 in 1960 to 821 in 2017. 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 2017 Census estimate for South Hampton was 821 residents, which ranked 194th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 103.8 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
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.24
2017 Equalization Ratio 92.6
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.63
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.5%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 399
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 351
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 46
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 821 306,363
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) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   372 Female:   421
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 44
Age 5 to 19 119
Age 20 to 34 114
Age 35 to 54 248
Age 55 to 64 119
Age 65 and over 149
Median Age 45.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 40.0%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $49,709
Median family income $128,295
Median household income $105,833
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $82,813
Female $54,375
Individuals below the poverty level 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 483 503
Employed 465 490
Unemployed 18 13
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $28 $55
Average Weekly Wage $658 $750
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $85 $53
Average Weekly Wage $946 $771
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $113 $109
Average Weekly Wage $874 $761
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $32 $40
Average Weekly Wage $527 $577
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $145 $149
Average Weekly Wage $798 $711

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 79
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 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.8%
Public transportation 3.3%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 9.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.7 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 12.3%
Commuting to another NH community 37.1%
Commuting out-of-state 60.6%
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, August 2019. Community Response Received 6/25/18

All information regarding the communities is from sources deemed reliable and is submitted subject to errors, omissions, modifications, and withdrawals without notice. No warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Specific questions regarding individual cities and towns should be directed to the community contact.

 

Translation Resources and Disclaimer

New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
45 South Fruit Street  |  Concord NH 03301  |  603-224-3311  |  1-800-852-3400
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964
webmaster@nhes.nh.gov for web page related issues only