Claremont, NH

Community Contact City of Claremont
Planning & Development
14 North Street
Claremont, NH 03743
Telephone (603) 542-7030
Fax (603) 542-7033
E-mail visitor@claremontnh.com
Web Site www.claremontnh.com
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm
County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Claremont NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2 (All Wards)
Executive Council
District 1 (All Wards)
State Senate
District 8 (All Wards)
State Representative
Sullivan County District 4 (All Wards)
Incorporated: 1764
Origin: Claremont takes its name from Claremont Castle, an English palace named in honor of John Holles, the first Earl of Clare. The castle was built under the direction of Thomas Pelham Holles, who was involved in relations between the American Colonies and England, and a cousin to Governor Benning Wentworth. Claremont's original land grant was a six-mile square area bordering the Connecticut River, including the governor's farm. The first Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire was built in Claremont in 1823.
Villages and Place Names: Claremont Junction, Puckershire, West Claremont
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,435 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population in Claremont increased by three percent over 50 years, the smallest positive percent change. The largest decennial percent change was six percent between 1950 and 1960. Population change for Claremont totaled 343, from 12,811 in 1950 to 13,154 in 2000. The 2008 Census estimate for Claremont was 12,968 residents, which ranked 22nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 300.6 persons per square mile of land area. Claremont contains 43.1 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Manager & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2008 $15,742,757
Budget: School Appropriations, 2008 $28,603,207
Zoning Ordinance 1952/04
Master Plan 2001
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
City Council
Appointed:
Airport; Appeals; Goodwin Community Center; Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Historic District; Parks & Recreation; Recycling; Claremont Development Authority

Public Library Fiske Free

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont Local 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Claremont Water Department

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Fairpoint
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) $32.59
2008 Equalization Ratio 87.2
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $27.59

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
71.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
26.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 6,154
2008 Single-Family Units 3,095
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
2
2008 Multi-Family Units 2,562
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 497
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 12,968 42,591
2000 13,154 40,560
1990 13,947 38,652
1980 14,557 33,063
1970 14,221 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
6,323
Female
6,828

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
775
Age 5 to 19
2,605
Age 20 to 34
2,406
Age 35 to 54
3,878
Age 55 to 64
1,270
Age 65 and over
2,217
Median Age
38.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
78.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
12.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $20,267
Median 4-person family income $42,849
Median household income $34,949

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$30,782
Female
$22,078

Families below the poverty level 5.4%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
7,119 6,719
Employed
6,884 6,475
Unemployed
235 244
Unemployment Rate
3.3% 3.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
2,033 843
Average Weekly Wage
$580 $929
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
3,666 3,977
Average Weekly Wage
$419 $620
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
5,698 4,820
Average Weekly Wage
$477 $674
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
727 840
Average Weekly Wage
$521 $704
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
6,425 5,661
Average Weekly Wage
$482 $678
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Claremont operates grades K-12 District:SAU 6
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley Technical Center, Newport or Claremont Region:10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
3 1 1 5
Grade Levels
P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment
902 413 622 198
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:17 Total Capacity:560
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen; Dartmouth

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Valley Regional Health Care Health care services 469 1893
Claremont School District Education 400 1867
Wal-Mart Retail store 340 1993
City of Claremont Municipal services 157
Market Basket Supermarket 139 1994
Home Depot Home improvement center 125 2005
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 115 1989
Crown Point Cabinetry Custom cabinets 106 1978
Claremont Savings Bank Banking services 95 1907
Structal-Bridges Manufacturing 74 2007

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 11, 12, 103, 120
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 8
Distance 5 miles
Railroad Amtrak, B & M, CCRR
Public Transportation Yes
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Claremont Municipal
Runway
3,100 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 24 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
64 miles
Portland, ME
149 miles
Boston, MA
115 miles
New York City, NY
248 miles
Montreal, Quebec
206 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
77.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
15.6%
Public transportation
0.9%
Walked
2.0%
Other Means
0.8%
Worked at home
3.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
53%
Commuting to another NH community
37%
Commuting out-of-state
10%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
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):Mount Ascutney & Okemo (VT), Mount Sunapee, Arrowhead
Other:Historic Opera House; ATV Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/23/09

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