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Springfield, NH


springfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Springfield
Janet Roberts, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 22
Springfield, NH 03284
Telephone (603) 763-4805
Fax (603) 763-3336
E-mail admin@springfieldnh.org
Web Site www.springfieldnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 8 pm, closed Friday

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 1, 9

Incorporated: 1794
Origin: This territory was granted in 1769 to families from Portsmouth and led by Captain John Fisher, brother-in-law to Governor John Wentworth, who gave it the name Protectworth. The governor reserved a substantial portion of the grant for himself. In 1775, the governor fled New Hampshire, and Captain Fisher, who chose to side with Governor Wentworth in loyalty to England, had all his holdings confiscated by the colonies. Those who had settled the area petitioned for ownership of the land in 1780. In 1794 residents petitioned for incorporation, and asked to have their town named Springfield.
Villages and Place Names: East Springfield, Twin Lakes Village, Washburn Corner, West Springfield
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 210 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Springfield totaled 1,031 over 49 years, from 310 in 1970 to 1,341 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 72 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 48 percent increase over the next decade. The 2019 Census estimate for Springfield was 1,341 residents, which ranked 171st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 30.7 persons per square mile of land area. Springfield contains 43.6 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $1,652,914
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $45,423,226
Zoning Ordinance 1987/18
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Budget; Library
Appointed:Conservation; Agriculture
Public Library Libbie A. Cass Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 9 miles 25

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
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 ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.99
2019 Equalization Ratio 91.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.07
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings9.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 719
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 618
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 12
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 89
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 1,341 43,146
2010 1,311 43,742
2000 948 40,560
1990 789 38,652
1980 532 36,063
1970 310 30,949
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   575 Female:   509
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 14
Age 5 to 19 163
Age 20 to 34 119
Age 35 to 54 300
Age 55 to 64 166
Age 65 and over 322
Median Age 50.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,794
Median family income $89,196
Median household income $79,444
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $42,917
Female $51,667
Individuals below the poverty level 6.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 761 755
Employed 731 742
Unemployed 30 13
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 1.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 11 26
Average Weekly Wage $542 $915
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 79 90
Average Weekly Wage $1,006 $1,006
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 91 116
Average Weekly Wage $947 $986
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 19 18
Average Weekly Wage $460 $937
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 109 134
Average Weekly Wage $864 $979

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 Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
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: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College; Dartmouth

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Durgin-Crowell Lumber mill
Evarts Kiln drying
Twin Lake Villa Resort

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 4A, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 12A
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 24 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 56 miles
Portland, ME 148 miles
Boston, MA 106 miles
New York City, NY 289 miles
Montreal, Quebec 206 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 10.2%
Other Means 12.4%
Worked at home 7.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.0 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 30.0%
Commuting to another NH community 62.1%
Commuting out-of-state 7.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
X Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee, Ragged Mountain
   
Other: Hiking Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/7/20

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