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Woodstock, NH


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

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 8 am - 12 noon, Thursday, 3 pm - 6:30 pm

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 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 5

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 541 over 56 years, from 827 in 1960 to 1,368 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 21 percent between 2000 and 2010; population declined from 1990 to 2000. The 2016 Census estimate for Woodstock was 1,368 residents, which ranked 169th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 23.4 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, 2017 $3,798,537
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $7,899,319
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
Appointed:Conservation; Librarian
Public Library Moosilauke Public

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

Utilities
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; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.89
2016 Equalization Ratio 92.8
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.29
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.8%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,401
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 827
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 142
Five or More Units in Structure 339
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 93
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 1,368 88,888
2010 1,374 89,118
2000 1,140 81,826
1990 1,168 74,998
1980 1,008 65,806
1970 897 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   484 Female:   520
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 12
Age 5 to 19 157
Age 20 to 34 158
Age 35 to 54 393
Age 55 to 64 144
Age 65 and over 140
Median Age 47.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.3%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,198
Median family income $73,365
Median household income $58,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $42,708
Female $44,231
Individuals below the poverty level 9.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 720 914
Employed 696 892
Unemployed 24 22
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $80 $54
Average Weekly Wage $592 $760
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $273 $84
Average Weekly Wage $376 $439
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $352 $138
Average Weekly Wage $425 $565
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $27 $13
Average Weekly Wage $590 $615
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $379 $151
Average Weekly Wage $437 $569

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 Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2017 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 University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Woodstock Inn Bed & breakfast 130 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 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 71.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 15.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 10.2%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 15.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 28.5%
Commuting to another NH community 67.9%
Commuting out-of-state 3.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists 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
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon & Cannon Mtns.
   
Other: Skiing; Motor Sports Park; Lost River Gorge; Café Lafayette Dinner Train; Alpine Adventures

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 07/03/17

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