Barrington, NH

Community Contact Town of Barrington
Carol Reilly, Town Administrator
41 Province Lane, Town Office
Barrington, NH 03825
Telephone (603) 664-9007
Fax (603) 664-5179
E-mail townhall@metrocast.net
Web Site www.barrington.nh.gov
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 7 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm, Wednesday, 2 pm - 7 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm, Wednesday, 2 pm - 7 pm, closed Friday
County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 6
State Representative
Strafford County District 3
Incorporated: 1722
Origin: Barrington bears the family name of the English governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Samuel Shute of Barrington Hall. Barrington was once the third largest New Hampshire town in population, ranking after Portsmouth and Gilmanton. Governor Shute, one of the first to promote new industries in the state, set aside a two-mile strip of land which would become part of Barrington for the purpose of securing and smelting iron ore on the Lamprey River.
Villages and Place Names: East Barrington, South Barrington, West Barrington
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,470 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Barrington totaled 6,475 over 50 years, from 1,052 in 1950 to 7,527 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 136 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following an 80 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2008 Census estimate for Barrington was 8,469 residents, which ranked 37th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 181.4 persons per square mile of land area. Barrington contains 46.7 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $4,978,653
Budget: School Appropriations, 2007 $14,979,945
Zoning Ordinance 1972/08
Master Plan 2004
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Recreation; Budget

Public Library Barrington Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 9 miles 70

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $18.60
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.45

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 3,714
2008 Single-Family Units 2,784
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
42
2008 Multi-Family Units 329
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 601
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 8,469 121,914
2000 7,527 112,676
1990 6,156 104,348
1980 4,404 85,324
1970 1,865 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,813
Female
3,662

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
476
Age 5 to 19
1,721
Age 20 to 34
1,298
Age 35 to 54
2,784
Age 55 to 64
671
Age 65 and over
525
Median Age
36.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
27.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $21,012
Median 4-person family income $56,136
Median household income $50,630

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$39,098
Female
$27,956

Families below the poverty level 3.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
3,946 5,095
Employed
3,852 4,928
Unemployed
94 167
Unemployment Rate
2.4% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
184 352
Average Weekly Wage
$473 $956
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
512 901
Average Weekly Wage
$471 $692
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
696 1,253
Average Weekly Wage
$472 $766
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
178 283
Average Weekly Wage
$420 $618
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
874 1,536
Average Weekly Wage
$461 $739
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Barrington operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Dover District:SAU 74
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Voc. Center; Somersworth Reg. Voc. Center; Creteau Voc. Center, Rochester Region:12
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-4 5-8 K 1-12
Total Enrollment
532 392 108
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:8 Total Capacity:192
Nearest Community/Technical College:Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities:University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Turbocam USA Manufacturer of components for turbo-machinery operations 120 2004
Associated Buyers Wholesale distributor of organic food products & supplements 45 1993
Computer Resources Software for school administrators 32 1980
Barrington Primary & Urgent Care Outpatient medical services 31 1991
Yankee Equipment Systems Commercial laundry equipment 30 1990
Benjamin Walk, Inc. Distributor of specialty footwear 23 1981
Christmas Dove Retail store 23 1973

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4, 202
State Routes 9, 125, 126
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 12; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 8 miles; 18 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 42 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
34 miles
Portland, ME
60 miles
Boston, MA
73 miles
New York City, NY
284 miles
Montreal, Quebec
276 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.6%
Public transportation
1.0%
Walked
0.7%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
14%
Commuting to another NH community
76%
Commuting out-of-state
10%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Gunstock
Other:Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 08/11/09

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