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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: Monday through Friday, 7 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 7 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday through Friday, 7 am - 5 pm

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 2, 39

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 7,240 over 49 years, from 1,851 in 1970 to 9,091 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 92 percent between 1980 and 1990, following a 75 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Weare was 9,091 residents, which ranked 33rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 153.9 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, 2020 $6,632,302
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $15,731,745
Zoning Ordinance 1988/19
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Cable
Public Library Weare Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 14 miles 245
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 20 miles 268
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 17 miles 251

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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.71
2019 Equalization Ratio 86.3
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.23
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,693
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,277
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 100
Five or More Units in Structure 142
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 174
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 9,091 417,025
2010 8,785 400,721
2000 7,827 382,384
1990 6,192 336,549
1980 3,232 276,608
1970 1,851 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   4,289 Female:   4,742
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 458
Age 5 to 19 1,886
Age 20 to 34 1,637
Age 35 to 54 2,750
Age 55 to 64 1,335
Age 65 and over 965
Median Age 41.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,104
Median family income $105,855
Median household income $94,181
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $63,319
Female $52,500
Individuals below the poverty level 6.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 5,301 6,081
Employed 5,008 5,951
Unemployed 293 130
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 324 333
Average Weekly Wage $963 $1,232
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 794 1,179
Average Weekly Wage $645 $866
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,118 1,512
Average Weekly Wage $737 $946
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 447 387
Average Weekly Wage $683 $817
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,565 1,899
Average Weekly Wage $722 $920

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 Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 636 339 643
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 502
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 90.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.3%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 5.4%
Worked at home 7.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 12.7%
Commuting to another NH community 80.2%
Commuting out-of-state 7.1%
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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/6/20

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