Newport, NH

Community Contact Town of Newport Planning Department
Julie Collins, Planning & Zoning Administrator
15 Sunapee Street, Municipal Building
Newport, NH 03773
Telephone (603) 863-6278
Fax (603) 863-8008
E-mail topaz@newportnh.net
Web Site www.newportnh.net
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Newport NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 8
State Representative
Sullivan County District 2
Incorporated: 1761
Origin: The first grant of this territory was in 1753 as Grenville, after George Grenville, William Pitt's brother-in-law. Few of the grantees were able to take up claim, and in 1761, the town was granted to a new group as Newport, in honor of Henry Newport, a distinguished English soldier and statesman. This group also had difficulty settling, and was granted a charter renewal in 1769. One of the most well-known people born in Newport was Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, daughter of innkeeper Gordon Buell. She was one of the first women editors in America who edited the book “Poems for Children” that included Mary Had A Little Lamb. She made a successful appeal to President Lincoln for creation of a national holiday to be known as Thanksgiving Day.
Villages and Place Names: Chandlers Mills, Guild, Kelleyville, North Newport, Chandler Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 780 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Newport totaled 1,145 over 50 years, from 5,131 to 6,276 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was eight percent between 1960 and 1970; population decreased by two percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2008 Census estimate for Newport was 6,522 residents, which ranked 51st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 149.9 persons per square mile of land area. Newport contains 43.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $7,850,000
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1965/07
Master Plan 1995
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Richards Free

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 11 miles 25
New London Hospital, New London 13 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Conn. Valley
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Newport Water Works

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
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) $23.95
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $23.96

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
73.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
24.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 2,873
2008 Single-Family Units 1,601
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
3
2008 Multi-Family Units 936
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 336
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 6,522 42,591
2000 6,276 40,560
1990 6,095 38,652
1980 6,229 36,063
1970 5,899 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,086
Female
3,183

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
398
Age 5 to 19
1,391
Age 20 to 34
1,153
Age 35 to 54
1,845
Age 55 to 64
521
Age 65 and over
961
Median Age
37.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
78.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
11.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $16,964
Median 4-person family income $45,508
Median household income $37,442

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,807
Female
$22,788

Families below the poverty level 10.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
3,242 2,980
Employed
3,143 2,870
Unemployed
99 110
Unemployment Rate
3.1% 3.7%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
1,955 1,556
Average Weekly Wage
$608 $943
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
1,461 1,578
Average Weekly Wage
$403 $578
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
3,416 3,134
Average Weekly Wage
$520 $759
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
1,045 626
Average Weekly Wage
$448 $664
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
4,461 3,759
Average Weekly Wage
$503 $743
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Newport operates grades K-12 District:SAU 43
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 2
Grade Levels
K 1-6 7-8 9-12 P 6-12
Total Enrollment
541 142 426 43
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:11 Total Capacity:408
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Sturm Ruger & Co. Sporting firearms 1,100 1949
LaValley Building Supply Building components 100 1962
Gloenco-Newport, Inc. Plastic heat shrink guns 75
Eiclenhauer, Inc. Heating elements 70 1982
Latva Machine Co., Inc. Precision machine parts 110 1979
United Construction Construction contractor 50 1960
Carroll Concrete Concrete products 69 1959
Roymal Coatings & Chemicals, Inc. Protective coatings 27 1962

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 11, 103
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 12A - 13
Distance 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway
3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 29 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
52 miles
Portland, ME
145 miles
Boston, MA
105 miles
New York City, NY
258 miles
Montreal, Quebec
212 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.7%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
4.0%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
54%
Commuting to another NH community
42%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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
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):Mount Sunapee
Other:Covered Bridges; Lake Sunapee; Parlin Field Airport; Rails to Trails; Sugar River; Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

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

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