Alexandria New Hampshire Community Profile

Alexandria New Hampshire Community Profile
Alexandria, NH
Community Contact Alexandria Board of Selectmen
Christie Phelps, Administrative Assistant
45 Washburn Road
Alexandria, NH 03222

Telephone (603) 744-3220
Fax (603) 744-9461
E-mail alexandrianh@metrocast.net
Web Site www.alexandrianh.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, and Thursday, 12 noon - 6 pm, meetings: Tuesday, 6 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, and Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 8
Incorporated: 1782

Origin: First granted in 1753, this town was most likely named for Alexandria, Virginia, the site of the first American governor's conference. In 1755, five colonial governors met in Alexandria to decide upon action to be taken against the French, who had established a string of forts and trading posts nearly surrounding the colonies. The result of the conference was a declaration of war against the French and their Indian allies. Alexandria, New Hampshire, was the birthplace of Luther C. Ladd, famous as the first enlisted soldier to lose his life in the Civil War.

Villages and Place Names: South Alexandria

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 298 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Alexandria totaled 932 over 50 years, from 402 in 1950 to 1,334 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 66 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 52 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2006 Census estimate for Alexandria was 1,501 residents, which ranked 160th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 34.5 persons per square mile of land area. Alexandria 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, 2006 $1,556,750
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $1,963,138
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Haynes Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 21 miles 35
Lakes Region General, Laconia 24 miles 137

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; PSNH
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
Voluntary - paper & metal

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.98
2006 Equalization Ratio 77.6
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.32

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
8.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 921
   
2006 Single-Family Units 733
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
23
2006 Multi-Family Units 91
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 97
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 1,501 85,336
2000 1,334 81,826
1990 1,173 74,998
1980 706 65,806
1970 466 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
662
Female
667

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
75
Age 5 to 19
280
Age 20 to 34
192
Age 35 to 54
491
Age 55 to 64
141
Age 65 and over
150
Median Age
40.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
84.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
18.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $19,323
Median 4-person family income $45,938
Median household income $42,667

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,367
Female
$25,163

Families below the poverty level 4.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
642 823
Employed
629 795
Unemployed
13 28
Unemployment Rate
2.0% 3.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 28
Average Weekly Wage
n $619
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 16
Average Weekly Wage
n $392
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
39 45
Average Weekly Wage
$525 $536
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
17 26
Average Weekly Wage
$279 $258
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
56 71
Average Weekly Wage
$450 $433
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 Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) District: SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region: 05

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1
Total Enrollment
13
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 20
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
JPS Industries Pollution control 6 1986
Cantara's Auto Body Auto body repair 3 1980
Carroll Concrete Concrete 3 1986
Northern Lakes Snowmobile sales 3 1980

TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 104
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
         Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, Bristol
Runway
1,930 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 42 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
58 miles
Portland, ME
136 miles
Boston, MA
108 miles
New York City, NY
311 miles
Montreal, Quebec
231 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
76.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
16.8%
Public transportation
0.9%
Walked
0.6%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.3 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
81%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
   
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
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mtn
   
Other: State Park; Newfound Lake; AMC Cardigan Lodge

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/09/07

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