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Webster, NH

webster New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Webster
Dana Hadley, Town Administrator
945 Battle Street
Webster, NH 03303
Telephone (603) 648-2272
Fax (603) 648-6055
E-mail townadmin@webster-nh.gov
Web Site www.webster-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-4; Tax Collector: M 2-4 or by appointment

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 Districts 5, 26

Incorporated: 1860
Origin: This town was originally part of Boscawen, which was incorporated in 1760. In 1791, residents of the western part of Boscawen petitioned for separation into a town to be named Bristol. Residents of the eastern part voted to build a second meetinghouse to accommodate them, and thus avoid division. The separation finally occurred in 1860, when a new town was incorporated as Webster in honor of Daniel Webster, famous American lawyer and statesman. Webster served as Secretary of State during the administrations of Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. Mount Webster and Webster Lake were also named for him.
Villages and Place Names: Dingit Corner, Gerrish Corner, Snyders Mill, Swetts Mill, Courser Hill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 689 residents in 1870
Population Trends: Population change for Webster totaled 1,257 over 50 years, from 680 in 1970 to 1,937 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Webster was 1,962 residents, which ranked 142nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 69.4 persons per square mile of land area. Webster contains 28.3 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $2,387,249
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $3,148,073
Zoning Ordinance 1974/17
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectboard; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Planning; Sanitary Landfill; JLMC; Energy; Hazard Mitigation
Public Library Webster Free Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 13 miles 236

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Pillsbury Lake
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
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
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.85
2022 Equalization Ratio 64.2
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.57
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other8.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 851
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 800
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 3
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 48
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,962 156,020
2020 1,913 153,808
2010 1,872 146,445
2000 1,591 136,716
1990 1,274 120,618
1980 1,095 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   994 Female:   1,022
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 158
Age 5 to 19 322
Age 20 to 34 274
Age 35 to 54 487
Age 55 to 64 485
Age 65 and over 290
Median Age 45.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,423
High school graduate or higher 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,144
Median family income $103,000
Median household income $94,567
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $58,036
Female $49,750
Individuals below the poverty level 7.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,142 1,147
Employed 1,091 1,126
Unemployed 51 21
Unemployment Rate 4.5% 1.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 26 48
Average Weekly Wage $1,226 $1,358
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 70 93
Average Weekly Wage $676 $959
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 97 140
Average Weekly Wage $825 $1,095
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 53 35
Average Weekly Wage $377 $709
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 149 175
Average Weekly Wage $667 $1,018

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 Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 46
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 84
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 9
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Magdalen College; New England; UNH School of Law; Granite State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
White Mountain Imaging Photochemical process for x-rays 15 1982
Webster Elementary School Education 18
Santa-Cruz Associates Supplier of gunlocks for law enforcement 5 2000
Mellen Company High temperature laboratory furnaces 6 1968
Robert's Greenhouse & Nursery Plants & supplies
Chuck Rose Logging Logging 6
Adam E Mock & Son Logging Logging 6
Drown Farm Agricultural services 6
Cedar Mills Group Architects 4
RT Lake General Contractor Building contractor/septic service 3

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 7
Distance 6 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 41 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 35 miles
Portland, ME 127 miles
Boston, MA 85 miles
New York City, NY 282 miles
Montreal, Quebec 235 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,141
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 7.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 18.0%
Commuting to another NH community 80.7%
Commuting out-of-state 1.3%
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
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Ragged Mountain
Other: Youth Field Hockey

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 5/31/23

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