Acworth New Hampshire Community Profile

Acworth new hampshire community profile
Acworth, NH
Community Contact Town of Acworth
Kathi Bradt, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 37
Acworth, NH 03601

Telephone (603) 835-6879
Fax (603) 835-7901
E-mail townoff@sover.net
Web Site www.acworth.cc

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm - 8 pm, and Saturday, 9 am - 11 am

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Charlestown 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 2
State Senate
District 8
State Representative
Sullivan County District 5
Incorporated: 1766

Origin: Acworth was first chartered in 1752 as Burnet, in honor of William Burnet, who was appointed Royal Governor for the provinces of Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 1728 but died shortly thereafter. No settlements were made under this charter, and in 1766 the Masonian proprietors regranted the land to new settlers under the name Acworth, honoring Sir Jacob Acworth of the British Admiralty. Acworth's meetinghouse, built in 1821 and now the Congregational Church, is known for its federal-style architecture. Both the church and the Acworth Silsby Library are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Villages and Place Names: Crescent Lake, East Acworth, South Acworth

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 704 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Acworth totaled 419 over 50 years, from 418 in 1950 to 837 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 32 percent increase 1980 and 1990, which followed a 29 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2006 Census estimate for Acworth was 907 residents, which ranked 192nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 23.3 persons per square mile of land area. Acworth contains 38.9 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $882,621
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1970/06
Master Plan 1979
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Acworth Silsby Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 19 miles 45

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; National Grid
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
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
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) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.08
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.02

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
94.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
3.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 568
   
2006 Single-Family Units 505
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
10
2006 Multi-Family Units 17
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 46
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 907 42,979
2000 837 40,560
1990 777 38,652
1980 590 36,063
1970 459 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
421
Female
415

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
44
Age 5 to 19
190
Age 20 to 34
82
Age 35 to 54
295
Age 55 to 64
98
Age 65 and over
127
Median Age
42.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
28.6%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,132
Median 4-person family income $41,397
Median household income $37,386

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$29,792
Female
$26,912

Families below the poverty level 10.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
400 448
Employed
389 435
Unemployed
11 13
Unemployment Rate
2.8% 2.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
42 72
Average Weekly Wage
$491 $655
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
13 6
Average Weekly Wage
$279 $1,789
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
55 78
Average Weekly Wage
$440 $745
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
18 21
Average Weekly Wage
$302 $359
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
73 99
Average Weekly Wage
$407 $663
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 Fall Mountain Regional (Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon, Walpole) District: SAU 60
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Center of Applied Science, Keene; Fall Mountain High School, Langdon Region: 13

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-5
Total Enrollment
39
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Colby-Sawyer; New England; Antioch New England
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
RL Balla, Inc. Sawmill 10
Bascom's Sugar House Maple products 7 1939
Green Meadow Nature Escape Bed & breakfast 5 2000
South Acworth Village Store General store Volunteer 1865
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 123A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 7
         Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

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 40 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
63 miles
Portland, ME
154 miles
Boston, MA
112 miles
New York City, NY
237 miles
Montreal, Quebec
221 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
72.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.4%
Public transportation
1.0%
Walked
2.0%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
13.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
23%
Commuting to another NH community
64%
Commuting out-of-state
13%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mt Sunapee
   
Other:
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/17/07

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