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Webster, NH

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

Municipal Office Hours Administration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 12 noon, 4 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, last Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Tax Collector: Monday, 6 pm - 8 pm, 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 7, 25

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 1,274 over 49 years, from 680 in 1970 to 1,954 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 61 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Webster was 1,954 residents, which ranked 142nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 69.1 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, 2019 $2,205,276
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $3,036,668
Zoning Ordinance 1974/14
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 245

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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.96
2019 Equalization Ratio 93.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.27
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings87.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other10.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 875
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 833
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 15
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 27
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 1,954 151,391
2010 1,872 146,445
2000 1,591 136,716
1990 1,274 120,618
1980 1,095 98,302
1970 680 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   909 Female:   872
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 63
Age 5 to 19 240
Age 20 to 34 263
Age 35 to 54 480
Age 55 to 64 423
Age 65 and over 312
Median Age 49.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 29.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $40,968
Median family income $97,868
Median household income $86,645
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $49,879
Female $44,821
Individuals below the poverty level 5.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,107 1,173
Employed 1,047 1,148
Unemployed 60 25
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 58 49
Average Weekly Wage $884 $1,262
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 41 56
Average Weekly Wage $386 $810
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 99 105
Average Weekly Wage $680 $1,022
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 42 41
Average Weekly Wage $454 $596
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 141 146
Average Weekly Wage $613 $902

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 Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 90
2020 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: New England; Colby-Sawyer; Northeast Catholic College

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 3-15
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 4

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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 5.1%
Worked at home 1.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 11.7%
Commuting to another NH community 86.5%
Commuting out-of-state 1.8%
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, 2021. Community Response Received 6/14/19

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