New Durham, NH

Community Contact Town of New Durham
April Whittaker, Town Administrator
4 Main Street, PO Box 207
New Durham, NH 03855
Telephone (603) 859-2091
Fax (603) 859-6644
E-mail ndadmin@worldpath.net
Web Site www.newdurhamnh.us
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, and Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon
County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
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 4
State Representative
Strafford County District 3
Incorporated: 1762
Origin: Granted in 1749 as Cocheco, New Durham was first settled almost entirely by colonists from Durham, New Hampshire. Colonel Thomas Tash, who had fought in England's Seven Years War against France and was granted land in reward for his service, was appointed proprietor's clerk and called the first town meeting. The town was incorporated as New Durham in 1762. An early minister in the town, Reverend Benjamin Randall, founded a new religious denomination called the Free-Will Baptists, later known as Free Baptists.
Villages and Place Names: Copplecrown Village District
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 554 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for New Durham totaled 1,773 over 50 years, from 463 in 1950 to 2,236 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 103 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed b a 65 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2008 Census estimate for New Durham was 2,552 residents, which ranked 116th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 61.7 persons per square mile of land area. New Durham contains 41.4 square miles of land area and 2.4 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $3,031,929
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $32,424,180
Zoning Ordinance 1971/07
Master Plan 2007
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Commission

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

Public Library New Durham Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 70

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
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
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Fairpoint; Union
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.99
2008 Equalization Ratio 96.9
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.33

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,595
2008 Single-Family Units 1,448
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
6
2008 Multi-Family Units 29
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 118
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,552 121,914
2000 2,236 112,676
1990 1,948 104,348
1980 1,183 85,324
1970 583 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,151
Female
1,069

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
145
Age 5 to 19
501
Age 20 to 34
324
Age 35 to 54
810
Age 55 to 64
202
Age 65 and over
238
Median Age
38.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $22,139
Median 4-person family income $52,941
Median household income $52,270

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,574
Female
$28,092

Families below the poverty level 3.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,239 1,462
Employed
1,198 1,406
Unemployed
41 56
Unemployment Rate
3.3% 3.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
28 40
Average Weekly Wage
$477 $530
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
106 200
Average Weekly Wage
$461 $881
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
134 240
Average Weekly Wage
$464 $822
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
85 115
Average Weekly Wage
$415 $530
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
218 355
Average Weekly Wage
$445 $727
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
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
217
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:3 Total Capacity:82
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Town of New Durham Municipal services 30
New Durham School Education 19
State of New Hampshire Fish hatchery 12
Powerspan Computer boards 50 1979
Johnson's Dairy Bar Restaurant 50+ 2005
Sporto's Restaurant, inn 6 1999

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 11
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 17; I-93, Exit 15
Distance 12 miles; 30 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 46 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
40 miles
Portland, ME
65 miles
Boston, MA
88 miles
New York City, NY
299 miles
Montreal, Quebec
258 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.7%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.5%
Other Means
1.2%
Worked at home
3.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
76%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
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
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):Gunstock
Other:

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

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