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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 536 over 57 years, from 827 in 1960 to 1,363 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 21 percent between 2000 and 2010; population declined from 1990 to 2000. The 2017 Census estimate for Woodstock was 1,363 residents, which ranked 169th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 23.3 persons per square mile of land area. Woodstock contains 58.4 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $4,403,141
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $8,130,619
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

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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.97
2017 Equalization Ratio 90.3
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.81
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,442
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 812
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 150
Five or More Units in Structure 375
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 105
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 1,363 89,386
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) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   585 Female:   631
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 130
Age 5 to 19 141
Age 20 to 34 254
Age 35 to 54 320
Age 55 to 64 169
Age 65 and over 202
Median Age 41.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.1%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $28,847
Median family income $54,712
Median household income $52,845
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $39,688
Female $32,031
Individuals below the poverty level 6.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 717 925
Employed 694 908
Unemployed 23 17
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 1.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $62 $10
Average Weekly Wage $679 $808
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $312 $83
Average Weekly Wage $358 $517
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $374 $93
Average Weekly Wage $411 $549
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $26 $11
Average Weekly Wage $587 $799
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $400 $104
Average Weekly Wage $423 $576

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 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 10.8%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 17.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 30.6%
Commuting to another NH community 65.8%
Commuting out-of-state 3.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
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 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, August 2019. Community Response Received 8/7/18

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