Antrim New Hampshire Community Profile

 Antrim new hampshire community profile
Antrim, NH
Community Contact Town of Antrim
William A. Prokop, Town Administrator
66 Main Street, PO Box 517
Antrim, NH 03440

Telephone (603) 588-6785
Fax (603) 588-2969
E-mail antrimbiz@tds.net
Web Site www.antrimnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 12 noon and 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon, and Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Peterborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Business Ventures

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 7
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 1
Incorporated: 1777

Origin: Though settled prior to the Revolution, this community was not incorporated as Antrim until 1777. It was originally part of the Society Land, or Cumberland, named for the Duke of Cumberland, who was King George II's son and commander of English troops in the war with France. This large tract of land adjacent to Mount Monadnock had been set aside by the Portsmouth Proprietors for private estates. The land was later purchased by Philip Riley, who named the town for County Antrim in Ireland, his native home. Nathaniel Hawthorne College was established in Antrim in 1962; the school closed in 1988.

Villages and Place Names: Antrim Center, Clinton Village, Loverens Mill, North Branch

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 528 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Antrim totaled 1,425 over 50 years, from 1,030 in 1950 to 2,455 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1960 and 1970; the other four decades in this period had population increases under ten percent. The 2005 Census estimate for Antrim was 2,583 residents, which ranked 113th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 72.4 persons per square mile of land area. Antrim contains 35.7 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $2,649,450
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $2,205,153
Zoning Ordinance 1974/03
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library James A. Tuttle

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On Call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 12 miles 62

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Antrim Water Department

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

Telephone Company TDS
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) $18.93
2005 Equalization Ratio 92.8
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.99

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
6.4%
Other Property including Utilities
1.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,277
   
2005 Single-Family Units 970
Building Permits Issued
23
2005 Multi-Family Units 246
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 61
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,583 401,291
2000 2,455 382,384
1990 2,350 336,549
1980 2,208 276,608
1970 2,122 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,215
Female
1,234

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
141
Age 5 to 19
625
Age 20 to 34
352
Age 35 to 54
819
Age 55 to 64
242
Age 65 and over
270
Median Age
37.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
84.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
23.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,978
Median 4-person family income $50,650
Median household income $45,677

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,033
Female
$24,312

Families below the poverty level 8.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,309 1,298
Employed
1,264 1,256
Unemployed
45 42
Unemployment Rate
3.4% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
24 61
Average Weekly Wage
$239 $658
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
374 314
Average Weekly Wage
$353 $501
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
398 375
Average Weekly Wage
$347 $527
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
403 46
Average Weekly Wage
$622 $558
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
800 420
Average Weekly Wage
$485 $530
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 Contoocook Valley Cooperative (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple) District: SAU 1
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center, Peterborough Region: 14

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 2
Grade Levels
K 1-4 5-8 4-12
Total Enrollment
154 448
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 24
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Frameworks Manufacturer of automotive lighting 70 1999
Brailsford Manufacturer of electric meters 25 2002
Town of Antrim Municipal services 22 1777
Landsite Corp Construction 12 1997
Antrim Marketplace Grocery store 10 2003
Edmunds Hardware Hardware 9 1955
Antrim Lumber Lumber 8 1960
MCE Catalog Ventures Internet marketing 6 1995
Ocean National Bank Banking 6 1990
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 202
  State Routes 9, 31, 123
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
         Distance 21 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway
3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 32 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
31 miles
Portland, ME
130 miles
Boston, MA
85 miles
New York City, NY
246 miles
Montreal, Quebec
257 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.4%
Public transportation
1.8%
Walked
3.6%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
6.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.5 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
25%
Commuting to another NH community
71%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X 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
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Willard Pond Sanctuary
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 05/26/06

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