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Woodstock, NH

woodstock New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Woodstock
Judy Welch, Administrator
PO Box 156
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Telephone (603) 745-8752
Fax (603) 745-2393
E-mail admin@woodstocknh.gov
Web Site www.woodstocknh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Administration: M-F 8-4; Town Clerk and Tax Collector: Monday-Friday, 8-3:30

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth, NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 3

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: This town was first granted in 1763 as Peeling, after an English town, to Eli Demerit and others. Many of the settlers were from Lebanon, Connecticut, and acquainted with that town's minister, Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, who later founded Dartmouth College. The terms of the charter were not met, and in 1771 Governor John Wentworth regranted the town to Nathaniel Cushman and others. In this grant, the town was named Fairfield, after Fairfield, Connecticut. In 1840, the town was renamed Woodstock by act of legislature, after a historic palace in Woodstock, England.
Villages and Place Names: Fairview, Lost River, North Woodstock
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 83 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Woodstock totaled 540 over 50 years, from 897 in 1970 to 1,437 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Woodstock was 1,453 residents, which ranked 168th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 24.8 persons per square mile of land area. Woodstock contains 58.5 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $6,188,196
Budget: School Appropriations, 2023-2024 $10,546,218
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Floodplain; Library; Trust Funds; Cemetery; Budget; Checklist
Appointed:Please visit www.woodstocknh.gov for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
Public Library Moosilauke Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer/On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Private - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 23 miles 25
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 24 miles 35

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; municipal
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Time Warner; Consolidated Communications
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) $18.38
2022 Equalization Ratio 54.6
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.00
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings11.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,295
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,011
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 85
Five or More Units in Structure 138
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 61
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,453 91,126
2020 1,434 91,118
2010 1,374 89,118
2000 1,140 81,826
1990 1,168 74,998
1980 1,008 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   642 Female:   750
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 110
Age 5 to 19 228
Age 20 to 34 274
Age 35 to 54 355
Age 55 to 64 130
Age 65 and over 295
Median Age 43.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 959
High school graduate or higher 93.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 42.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $40,778
Median family income $88,611
Median household income $61,587
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $72,500
Female $39,286
Individuals below the poverty level 6.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 870 900
Employed 830 881
Unemployed 40 19
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 25 41
Average Weekly Wage $553 $757
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 294 334
Average Weekly Wage $428 $726
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 319 375
Average Weekly Wage $438 $729
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 21 18
Average Weekly Wage $609 $1,167
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 339 393
Average Weekly Wage $448 $750

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 Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative (Lincoln, Woodstock) SAU 68
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center; White Mountains RHS
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Woodstock Inn Hotel, restaurant, brewery 135 1980

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 112, 118, 175
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 30 - 32
Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia AirportRunway2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 60 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 81 miles
Portland, ME 98 miles
Boston, MA 131 miles
New York City, NY 328 miles
Montreal, Quebec 192 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 706
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.8%
Other Means 2.8%
Worked at home 6.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 41.6%
Commuting to another NH community 56.7%
Commuting out-of-state 1.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
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
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon & Cannon Mtns., Kanc Recreation Area

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/12/23

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