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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, 9-4, Tuesday, 9-2; Selectmen extended hours Monday until 6

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

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coos County District 3

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 negative 163 over 50 years, from 1,008 in 1970 to 845 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Stewartstown was 787 residents, which ranked 202nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 16.9 persons per square mile of land area. Stewartstown contains 46.5 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $1,033,677
Budget: School Appropriations, 2023-2024 $2,925,822
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan No
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning
Appointed:Tax Collector
Public Library Dennis Joos Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department No
Fire Department No
Emergency Medical Service VT - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 10 miles 16

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier C Bean Transport/CN Brown
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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.36
2022 Equalization Ratio 58.5
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.13
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings75.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other19.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 981
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 682
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 31
Five or More Units in Structure 47
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 221
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 787 31,504
2020 813 31,268
2010 1,004 33,055
2000 1,013 33,156
1990 1,049 24,879
1980 943 35,014
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   486 Female:   542
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 25
Age 5 to 19 100
Age 20 to 34 160
Age 35 to 54 229
Age 55 to 64 178
Age 65 and over 336
Median Age 55.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 811
High school graduate or higher 82.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $25,311
Median family income $42,829
Median household income $45,286
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $36,500
Female $34,776
Individuals below the poverty level 13.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 405 357
Employed 372 344
Unemployed 33 13
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 3.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 11 12
Average Weekly Wage $445 $593
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 60 46
Average Weekly Wage $297 $501
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 71 58
Average Weekly Wage $320 $520
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 248 190
Average Weekly Wage $574 $917
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 319 247
Average Weekly Wage $518 $824

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 53
2022 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:

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

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 424
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.3%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 9.7%
Worked at home 10.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 31.6%
Commuting to another NH community 60.9%
Commuting out-of-state 7.5%
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
Tourist 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): Wildcat Mountain

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/22/23

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