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Stewartstown, NH

stewartstown New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Stewartstown
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 119
West Stewartstown, NH 03597
Telephone (603) 246-3329
Fax (603) 246-3329
E-mail townofstewartstown@hotmail.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 2 pm, extended hours Monday, until 6 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Colebrook, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

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

Incorporated: 1795
Origin: This territory was chartered in 1770 by Governor John Wentworth. The land was granted to Sir James Cockburne and Sir George Colebrooke, who were connected to the East India Company, John Nelson of Granada, a Wentworth relation, and Sir John Stuart, Lord Bute, who held much influence with King George III. The group paid their respects to Lord Bute by naming the grant Stuart Town in his honor. The town was incorporated as Stuart in 1795, but questions about the legality of the proceedings resulted in a new incorporation as Stewartstown in 1799. The Abenaki Indian Metallak, well known and liked by area settlers, is buried in the town cemetery.
Villages and Place Names: Stewartstown Hollow, West Stewartstown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 99 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Stewartstown totaled 16 over 57 years, from 918 in 1960 to 934 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was an 11 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2017 Census estimate for Stewartstown was 934 residents, which ranked 189th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 20.1 persons per square mile of land area. Stewartstown contains 46.5 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $1,939,286
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $2,512,430
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan Yes
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library
Public Library Dennis Joos Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department No
Fire Department No
Emergency Medical Service Beecher Falls, VT - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 10 miles 12

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier AmeriGas
Water Supplier Riverside; Canaan; Private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access No
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.97
2017 Equalization Ratio 87.4
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.17
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings72.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other22.9%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 894
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 675
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 39
Five or More Units in Structure 20
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 160
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 934 31,634
2010 1,004 33,055
2000 1,013 33,156
1990 1,049 24,879
1980 943 35,014
1970 1,008 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   400 Female:   399
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 10
Age 5 to 19 72
Age 20 to 34 83
Age 35 to 54 193
Age 55 to 64 90
Age 65 and over 351
Median Age 59.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 83.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.5%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $26,958
Median family income $68,056
Median household income $42,813
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $39,028
Female $49,875
Individuals below the poverty level 9.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 434 368
Employed 410 354
Unemployed 24 14
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 3.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $11 $19
Average Weekly Wage $686 $527
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $72 $51
Average Weekly Wage $243 $325
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $83 $70
Average Weekly Wage $302 $380
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $37 $248
Average Weekly Wage $386 $656
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $120 $318
Average Weekly Wage $328 $596

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Stewartstown operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitoned to Colebrook or Canaan VT SAU 7
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 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 76
2017 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: Granite State College-Berlin

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Solomon's Store Convenience store 20 1945
Spa Restaurant Restaurant 15

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 145
Nearest Interstate, Exit Aut-55 (QC), Exit 21; I-91 (VT), Exit 28
Distance 36 miles; 42 miles
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gifford Field, ColebrookRunway2,440 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 129 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 160 miles
Portland, ME 141 miles
Boston, MA 181 miles
New York City, NY 387 miles
Montreal, Quebec 123 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 15.9%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 7.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 21.7%
Commuting to another NH community 61.1%
Commuting out-of-state 17.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists 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 Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Balsams Wilderness

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 6/14/18

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