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Weare, NH

weare New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Weare
Naomi Bolton, Town Administrator
15 Flanders Memorial Road
Weare, NH 03281
Telephone (603) 529-7535
Fax (603) 529-4554
E-mail nbolton@weare.nh.gov
Web Site www.weare.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: M-F 7-5; Town Administrator: Tuesday to Friday, 7-5; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 7:30-4:30, W 8-7; Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7-5

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 28, 44

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: This territory was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 by petition by Robert Hale for Captain William Raymond's men, who were soldiers in the Canadian wars. It was know as Beverly-Canada, for their home in Beverly, Massachusetts, or Halestown. In 1748, Ichabod Robie, Meshech Weare, and others from Hampton Falls petitioned for township near the Amoskeag, which was granted by the Masonian Proprietors. It was called both Robiestown and Wearestown. In 1764 it was incorporated as Weare, in honor of Colonel Meshech Weare, who served New Hampshire as its first president from 1776 until 1785.
Villages and Place Names: Chase Village, Clinton Grove, North Weare, Riverdale, Slab City, South Weare, Tavern Village, Everett Lake
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,924 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Weare totaled 7,256 over 50 years, from 1,851 in 1970 to 9,107 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Weare was 9,199 residents, which ranked 33rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 155.8 persons per square mile of land area. Weare contains 59.1 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $7,227,983
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $31,580,559
Zoning Ordinance 1988/22
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Board of Fire Wards
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Cable; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Weare Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 14 miles 236
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 20 miles 292
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 17 miles 262

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.40
2022 Equalization Ratio 83.8
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.49
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,787
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,320
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 159
Five or More Units in Structure 176
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 132
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 9,199 426,594
2020 9,092 422,937
2010 8,785 400,721
2000 7,827 382,384
1990 6,192 336,549
1980 3,232 276,608
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   4,316 Female:   4,756
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 401
Age 5 to 19 1,868
Age 20 to 34 1,453
Age 35 to 54 2,616
Age 55 to 64 1,653
Age 65 and over 1,081
Median Age 45.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 6,319
High school graduate or higher 96.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 43.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $43,958
Median family income $113,517
Median household income $101,773
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $68,483
Female $53,333
Individuals below the poverty level 3.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 5,576 5,950
Employed 5,318 5,843
Unemployed 258 107
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 1.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 341 301
Average Weekly Wage $982 $1,372
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 860 1,150
Average Weekly Wage $735 $1,036
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,202 1,451
Average Weekly Wage $805 $1,106
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 443 346
Average Weekly Wage $681 $947
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,645 1,797
Average Weekly Wage $772 $1,075

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Weare operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of John Stark Regional (Henniker, Weare) SAU 24
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 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-3 4-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 373 524 601
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 471
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester; MCPHS; Franklin Pierce-Manchester; St. Anselm; UNH School of Law; Granite State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Weare School District Education 159 1800
John Stark Regional School District Education 133 1987
Granite State Telephone Communication services 52 1937
Town of Weare Municipal services 66 1764
Goffstown Truck Center Truck repair, parts 47 1968
Country 3 Corners Hardware store 12

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 77, 114, 149
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 2
Distance 12 miles
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 22 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 18 miles
Portland, ME 121 miles
Boston, MA 71 miles
New York City, NY 242 miles
Montreal, Quebec 243 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 5,336
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 11.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 20.0%
Commuting to another NH community 75.8%
Commuting out-of-state 4.2%
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
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
Other: Clough State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/19/23

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