Andover New Hampshire Community Profile

Andover new hampshire community profile
Andover, NH
Community Contact Town of Andover
Mark Stetson, Town Administrator
PO Box 61
Andover, NH 03216

Telephone (603) 735-5332
Fax (603) 735-6975
E-mail andovernh.tds.net
Web Site www.andover.k12.nh.us/townhome.htm

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 1 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 5
State Representative
Merrimack County District 6
Incorporated: 1779

Origin: According to the 'Topographical and Historical Sketch of the Town of Andover' published in 1822 by Jacob B. Moore, Andover was originally called New Breton 'in honor of those brave men who achieved the capture of Cape Breton' in 1745. Most of the original grantees were out of this expedition. The regimental surgeon, Dr. Anthony Emery, was a college friend of John Phillips, founder of the Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts, completed in 1779. The town was incorporated as Andover in that same year. Andover, New Hampshire's first private school, as referenced in John R. Eastman's 'History of Andover, NH 1751-1906', was started in 1822 and closed in 1828; another was started in 1848 and became Proctor Academy.

Villages and Place Names: Cilleyville, East Andover, Potter Place, West Andover, Halcyon Station

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 645 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Andover totaled 1,057 over 50 years, from 1,057 in 1950 to 2,114 in 2000, doubling the population. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2005 Census estimate for Andover was 2,215 residents, which ranked 131st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 55.1 persons per square mile of land area. Andover contains 40.2 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $1,495,239
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006-07 $3,545,129
Zoning Ordinance 1974/04
Master Plan 1992
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning/Zoning Board

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

Public Library Andover Public; William Adams Batchelder

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 7/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 11 miles 35
Franklin Regional, Franklin 12 miles 49

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop.; PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Andover Village District

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 Verizon; TDS
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) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $12.74
2005 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.80

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
79.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
15.9%
Other Property including Utilities
4.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,121
   
2005 Single-Family Units 954
Building Permits Issued
19
2005 Multi-Family Units 77
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 90
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,215 146,881
2000 2,114 136,716
1990 1,880 120,618
1980 1,587 98,302
1970 1,138 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,057
Female
1,052

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
130
Age 5 to 19
437
Age 20 to 34
319
Age 35 to 54
725
Age 55 to 64
231
Age 65 and over
267
Median Age
40.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
85.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
25.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $21,627
Median 4-person family income $52,212
Median household income $47,093

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$33,074
Female
$25,927

Families below the poverty level 4.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,152 1,260
Employed
1,114 1,225
Unemployed
38 35
Unemployment Rate
3.3% 2.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
78 89
Average Weekly Wage
$458 $764
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
315 426
Average Weekly Wage
$413 $593
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
393 515
Average Weekly Wage
$422 $623
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
52 65
Average Weekly Wage
$358 $498
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
445 581
Average Weekly Wage
$414 $609
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Andover operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Merrimack Valley Regional (Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) District: SAU 46
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton Region: 08

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
264
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 111
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia; Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Plymouth State University
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Proctor Academy Private school 150 1848
Andover Elementary School Education 48 1800
RP Johnson & Son Hardware, building supplies 62 1901
Continental Machine Production machine shop 33 1970
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4
  State Routes 4A, 11
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 11
         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
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 46 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
40 miles
Portland, ME
118 miles
Boston, MA
91 miles
New York City, NY
294 miles
Montreal, Quebec
223 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.8%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
3.3%
Other Means
1.1%
Worked at home
5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
25%
Commuting to another NH community
72%
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
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
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 Mountain, Mt. Sunapee
   
Other: Historical Society Museum
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 08/09/06

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