Springfield, NH

Community Contact Springfield Board of Selectmen
Janet Roberts, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 22
Springfield, NH 03284
Telephone (603) 763-4805
Fax (603) 763-3336
E-mail information@springfieldnh.net
Web Site www.springfieldnh.net
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 8 pm, closed Friday
County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
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 5
State Representative
Sullivan County District 2
Incorporated: 1794
Origin: This territory was granted in 1769 to families from Portsmouth and led by Captain John Fisher, brother-in-law to Governor John Wentworth, who gave it the name Protectworth. The governor reserved a substantial portion of the grant for himself. In 1775, the governor fled New Hampshire, and Captain Fisher, who chose to side with Governor Wentworth in loyalty to England, had all his holdings confiscated by the colonies. Those who had settled the area petitioned for ownership of the land in 1780. In 1794 residents petitioned for incorporation, and asked to have their town named Springfield.
Villages and Place Names: East Springfield, Twin Lakes Village, Washburn Corner, West Springfield
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 210 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Springfield totaled 624 over 50 years, from 324 in 1950 to 948 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 72 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 48 percent increase over the next decade. The 2008 Census estimate for Springfield was 1,139 residents, which ranked 174th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 26.1 persons per square mile of land area. Springfield contains 43.6 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $1,158,785
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1987/09
Master Plan 2005
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Libbie A. Cass Memorial

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 9 miles 25

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
none
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.59
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.00

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
85.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
7.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 662
2008 Single-Family Units 570
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
5
2008 Multi-Family Units 10
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 82
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 1,139 42,591
2000 948 40,560
1990 789 38,652
1980 532 36,063
1970 310 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
466
Female
479

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
51
Age 5 to 19
178
Age 20 to 34
166
Age 35 to 54
334
Age 55 to 64
99
Age 65 and over
117
Median Age
39.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
28.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $23,263
Median 4-person family income $58,068
Median household income $44,659

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$33,958
Female
$25,223

Families below the poverty level 3.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
501 745
Employed
492 725
Unemployed
9 20
Unemployment Rate
1.8% 2.7%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
n 13
Average Weekly Wage
n $547
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n 85
Average Weekly Wage
n $848
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
196 98
Average Weekly Wage
$628 $809
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
22 21
Average Weekly Wage
$187 $422
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
218 119
Average Weekly Wage
$584 $740
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades 1-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) District:SAU 65
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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:0 Total Capacity:0
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen; Lebanon; Dartmouth

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Springfield Power Electrical generation
Durgin-Crowell Lumber mill
Evarts Kiln drying
Twin Lake Villa Resort

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 4A, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 12A
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
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 24 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
56 miles
Portland, ME
141 miles
Boston, MA
106 miles
New York City, NY
273 miles
Montreal, Quebec
207 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
78.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.5%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.3%
Other Means
1.0%
Worked at home
7.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
17%
Commuting to another NH community
78%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
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
X 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
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Mount Sunapee, Ragged Mountain
Other:Hiking Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/21/09

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