New Hampton, NH

Community Contact New Hampton Board of Selectmen
Barbara Lucas, Town Administrator
6 Pinnacle Hill Road
New Hampton, NH 03256
Telephone (603) 744-3559
Fax (603) 744-5106
E-mail blucas@new-hampton.nh.us
Web Site www.new-hampton.nh.us
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 am - 11:45 am and 12:30 pm - 4 pm, and Thursday, 1 pm - 7 pm
County Belknap
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Belknap County District 1
Incorporated: 1777
Origin: This town was first granted in 1765 as Moultonborough Addition, for Colonel Jonathan Moulton, who held the position of town moderator, and for whom Moultonborough was named. In 1777, Colonel Moulton requested that the town be named New Hampton in honor of his native town of Hampton, New Hampshire. The northeastern portion of the town was set off and incorporated as Center Harbor in 1797. The New Hampton School was established here in 1821, and went through several name, owner, and location changes, before its current incarnation as a co-educational college prepatory school.
Villages and Place Names: Winona, New Hampton Village Precinct, Old Institution
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 652 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for New Hampton totaled 1,241 over 50 years, from 723 in 1950 to 1,964 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 32 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which was followed by a 29 percent increase over the next decade. The 2008 Census estimate for New Hampton was 2,246 residents, which ranked 129th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 61.0 persons per square mile of land area. New Hampton contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 1.6 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $2,156,604
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1986/09
Master Plan 2002
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Heritage

Public Library Gordon-Nash

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 25
Lakes Region General, Laconia 15 miles 113

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; New Hampton
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier New Hampton Village Precinct; private wells

Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
none
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.97
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.51

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
81.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
12.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
6.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,109
2008 Single-Family Units 965
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
9
2008 Multi-Family Units 63
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 80
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,246 61,281
2000 1,964 56,576
1990 1,609 49,294
1980 1,249 42,884
1970 946 32,367

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
969
Female
981

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
112
Age 5 to 19
450
Age 20 to 34
318
Age 35 to 54
656
Age 55 to 64
173
Age 65 and over
241
Median Age
38.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
85.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
28.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $20,336
Median 4-person family income $52,366
Median household income $47,583

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,095
Female
$26,181

Families below the poverty level 2.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,067 1,215
Employed
1,046 1,171
Unemployed
21 44
Unemployment Rate
2.0% 3.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
49 83
Average Weekly Wage
$582 $865
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
309 431
Average Weekly Wage
$365 $704
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
358 513
Average Weekly Wage
$395 $730
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
87 100
Average Weekly Wage
$426 $657
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
445 613
Average Weekly Wage
$401 $718
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) District:SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region:05
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment
131 308
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:3 Total Capacity:64
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
New Hampton School Secondary education 154 1821
Waste Management Waste removal services 27 1994
Circle K Convenience store, gas station 15 1998
Munce's Konvenience Convenience store, gas station 11 2002
Jellystone Park Camp ground 5 winter/54 summer 1980
Dunkin Donuts Donut shop 19 1997
The 104 Diner Restaurant 30 1994
Marcam Electronics 15 1995
Wallingford's Inc. Logging supplies 9 1999
Mobil On The Run Conveniende store/gas station 13 2009

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 104, 132
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, Bristol
Runway
1,930 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 55 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
49 miles
Portland, ME
102 miles
Boston, MA
100 miles
New York City, NY
303 miles
Montreal, Quebec
223 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
78.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.2%
Public transportation
0.5%
Walked
3.5%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
19%
Commuting to another NH community
77%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Gunstock, Ragged, & Tenney Mountains
Other:Kelley-Drake Conservation Area; Bald Ledge Trail; Old Home Day

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/17/09

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