Brookfield, NH

Community Contact Town of Brookfield
Clifton Camp, Chairman
267 Wentworth Road
Brookfield, NH 03872
Telephone (603) 522-3688
Fax (603) 522-6245
E-mail selectmen@brookfieldnh.org
Web Site www.brookfieldNH.org
Municipal Office Hours Monday, 1 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday, 8:30 am - 1 pm, Wednesday, 2 pm - 6 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon, and Friday, 10 am - 2 pm
County Carroll
Labor Market Area Wolfeboro NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 3
State Representative
Carroll County District 5
Incorporated: 1794
Origin: Settled in 1726 by Scotch-Irish immigrants while still under Massachusetts rule, this territory was part of a planned grant named Coleraine, after the Irish town of the same name. The grant was never authorized, and the settlement became part of Middleton. In 1785 residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield, probably after a town of the same name in Massachusetts. The area was popular with farmers because of its fertile ground.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 504 residents in 1800
Population Trends:Population change for Brookfield totaled 450 over 50 years, from 159 in 1950 to 609 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 94 percent, a numeric increase of 187. The 2008 Census estimate for Brookfield was 663 residents, which ranked 210th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 29.0 persons per square mile of land area. Brookfield contains 22.9 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $818,140
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1961/04
Master Plan 2006
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Wakefield PD
Fire Department Wakefield FD
Emergency Medical Service Wakefield - Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 11 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Wolfeboro Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.28
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.23

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
98.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
0.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 337
2008 Single-Family Units 326
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
1
2008 Multi-Family Units 6
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 5
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 663 47,408
2000 609 43,918
1990 520 35,526
1980 385 27,929
1970 198 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
293
Female
311

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
24
Age 5 to 19
130
Age 20 to 34
81
Age 35 to 54
206
Age 55 to 64
62
Age 65 and over
101
Median Age
43 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
34.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $25,745
Median 4-person family income $54,688
Median household income $52,132

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,154
Female
$26,719

Families below the poverty level 1.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
339 384
Employed
333 369
Unemployed
6 15
Unemployment Rate
1.8% 3.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
6 6
Average Weekly Wage
$334 $1,759
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
57 16
Average Weekly Wage
$612 $962
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
62 22
Average Weekly Wage
$587 $1,184
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
6 6
Average Weekly Wage
$103 $180
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
68 28
Average Weekly Wage
$543 $965
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 Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) District:SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Region 9 Vocational Technical Center, Wolfeboro Region:09
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:0 Total Capacity:0
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Wolfeboro

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 109
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 7 miles; 40 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, Rochester
Runway
4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 33 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
63 miles
Portland, ME
55 miles
Boston, MA
95 miles
New York City, NY
306 miles
Montreal, Quebec
261 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
72.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
14.3%
Public transportation
1.4%
Walked
0.0%
Other Means
1.4%
Worked at home
10.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 46.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
65%
Commuting out-of-state
15%
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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):King Pine
Other:Craft Fair; Town Clean Up Day; Bicycle Trails; Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 10/29/09

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