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Warner, NH

warner New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Warner
Board of Selectmen
5 East Main Street, PO Box 265
Warner, NH 03278-0265
Telephone (603) 456-2298 x1
Fax (603) 456-2297
E-mail selectboard@warner.nh.gov
Web Site www.warnernh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Clerk: Monday, Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday 9 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County District 8

Incorporated: 1774
Origin: This territory was granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 as Number 1 to settlers from Amesbury who called it New Amesbury. The Masonian Proprietors regranted the territory in 1749 to new settlers who were mostly from Rye, including Richard Jenness. The settlement was called Jenness-town or Ryetown. The territory was granted again in 1767 to Jonathan Barnard and others, who wished to name the town Amesbury. In 1774 Governor John Wentworth incorporated the town in honor of a friend and a member of his council, Jonathan Warner. This was one of the last towns to be established under English rule.
Villages and Place Names: Bagley, Davisville, Dimond, Lower Village, Melvin Mills, Roby, Waterloo
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 863 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Warner totaled 990 over 41 years, from 1,963 in 1980 to 2,953 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 23 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2021 Census estimate for Warner was 2,953 residents, which ranked 112th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 53.5 persons per square mile of land area. Warner contains 55.2 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $4,159,707
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $6,360,164
Zoning Ordinance 1969/19
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Commission
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget; Checklist; Chandler Reservation; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Treasurer
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Pillsbury Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service On-Call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 15 miles 25
Concord Hospital, Concord 16 miles 238

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier n/a
Water Supplier Warner Village Water District
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.31
2021 Equalization Ratio 77.4
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.13
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.7%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,476
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,021
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 189
Five or More Units in Structure 216
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 50
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 2,953 155,238
2020 2,937 153,922
2010 2,833 146,445
2000 2,769 136,716
1990 2,256 120,618
1980 1,963 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   1,331 Female:   1,594
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 190
Age 5 to 19 382
Age 20 to 34 701
Age 35 to 54 572
Age 55 to 64 431
Age 65 and over 649
Median Age 45.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 33.6%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $36,149
Median family income $85,208
Median household income $65,500
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $53,214
Female $42,167
Individuals below the poverty level 7.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 1,555 1,512
Employed 1,472 1,466
Unemployed 83 46
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 207 130
Average Weekly Wage $1,187 $1,293
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 653 552
Average Weekly Wage $617 $638
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 861 683
Average Weekly Wage $754 $763
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 85 103
Average Weekly Wage $761 $810
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 946 786
Average Weekly Wage $755 $769

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 147
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 80
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; New England; Northeast Catholic College

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Sugar River Bank Banking services
Market Basket Supermarket 100 1995
Pine Rock Manor Assisted living facility 40 1986
McDonald's Fast food restaurant 40 1990
RC Brayshaw & Co., Inc. Commercial printing center 12 1979
Evans Fuel Mart Convenience store, gas 12 1982
State of NH Wine & Liquor Outlet Liquor outlet
Madgetech Data loggers
Irving Gas Gas. convenience store

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 103, 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 7 - 9
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord MunicipalRunway6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 39 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 33 miles
Portland, ME 125 miles
Boston, MA 83 miles
New York City, NY 280 miles
Montreal, Quebec 225 miles

(ACS 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 8.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 74.8%
Commuting to another NH community 20.0%
Commuting out-of-state 5.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee
Other: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum; Little Nature Museum; Fall Foliage Festival; 4th of July Pancake Breakfast; NH Telephone Museum; Tory Readers Series; Festival of Trees; Rollins State ParkCovered Bridges; Davisville Flea Market

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 5/9/22

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