Allenstown New Hampshire Community Profile

Allenstown new hampshire community profile
Allenstown, NH
Community Contact Town of Allenstown
Kelley Collins, Administrative Assistant
16 School Street
Allenstown, NH 03275

Telephone (603) 485-4276
Fax (603) 485-8669
E-mail aa@Allenstown.org
Web Site www.allenstown.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8:30 am - 2 pm and 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 am - 2 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm, Thursday, 8:30 am - 3 pm, and Friday, 8:30 am - 2 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 17
State Representative
Merrimack County District 8
Incorporated: 1831

Origin: First granted in 1721, Allenstown was named after Samuel Allen, governor of the province while still under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts just prior to 1700. A portion of Bow was annexed to the town in 1815, and a portion of Hooksett in 1853. The area was once known as excellent bear country, and a good hunting ground for wild geese and ducks. Allenstown is home to Bear Brook State Park, the largest developed state park in New Hampshire, according to the NH Division of Parks and Recreation. The park covers nearly 10,000 acres and offers historical museums along with recreational swimming, hiking, biking, camping, and fishing.

Villages and Place Names: Suncook, Blodgett

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 254 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Allenstown totaled 3,314 over 50 years, from 1,540 in 1650 to 4,854 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 53 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Allenstown was 4,969 residents, which ranked 68th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 242.9 persons per square mile of land area. Allenstown contains 20.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $4,558,611
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $7,384,509
Zoning Ordinance 1960/05
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Sewer; Library; Checklist; Trust Funds; Budget; Cemetery
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Parks and Recreation

Public Library Allenstown Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 9 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSHN; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan; Tenneco
Water Supplier Pembroke Water Works

Sanitation Private septic & Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
None

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.16
2005 Equalization Ratio 88.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.85

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
83.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
13.6%
Other Property including Utilities
2.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,073
   
2005 Single-Family Units 866
Building Permits Issued
9
2005 Multi-Family Units 512
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 695
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,969 146,881
2000 4,854 136,716
1990 4,710 120,618
1980 4,398 98,302
1970 2,732 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,343
Female
2,500

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
316
Age 5 to 19
1,118
Age 20 to 34
945
Age 35 to 54
1,558
Age 55 to 64
393
Age 65 and over
513
Median Age
35.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
79.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
9.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,851
Median 4-person family income $51,659
Median household income $41,958

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,520
Female
$25,430

Families below the poverty level 2.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,561 2,849
Employed
2,447 2,737
Unemployed
114 112
Unemployment Rate
4.5% 3.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
18 n
Average Weekly Wage
$467 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
175 n
Average Weekly Wage
$390 n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
192 609
Average Weekly Wage
$397 $542
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
126 173
Average Weekly Wage
$378 $541
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
318 783
Average Weekly Wage
$389 $542
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Allenstown operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pembroke District: SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-4 5-8
Total Enrollment
273 268
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 139
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Southern NH University; Hesser; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Thomas Hodgson & Sons, Inc. Novelty yarns 100 1880
Suncook Business Park Offices 35
Casco Food Services Restaurant Equipment 10 2001
Mailways Distribution 10 2001
Tuff Crete Concrete 10 2000
15 Retail Stores Retail merchandise
Bear Brook Campground Camping
Spruce Pond Camp Camping activities
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3
  State Routes 28
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 11
         Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway
6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 16 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
11 miles
Portland, ME
95 miles
Boston, MA
62 miles
New York City, NY
265 miles
Montreal, Quebec
253 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
15.2%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.8%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
2.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
8%
Commuting to another NH community
90%
Commuting out-of-state
2%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
X Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X 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)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
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
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Bear Brook State Park; Bear Brook Museum Complex
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