Auburn New Hampshire Community Profile

 Auburn new hampshire community profile
Auburn, NH
Community Contact Town of Auburn
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 309
Auburn, NH 03032-0309

Telephone (603) 483-5052
Fax (603) 483-0518
E-mail adminassist@townofauburnnh.com
Web Site www.auburnnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday and Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Friday, 8 am - 12 noon, and Wednesday, 8 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 2 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm, and Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Manchester NH Metro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Rockingham Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 4
State Senate
District 14
State Representative
Rockingham County District 3
Incorporated: 1845

Origin: This area was first settled in 1720 as part of Chester known as Chester Woods, Chester West Parish, or Long Meadow. It was not incorporated as Auburn until 1845. The name comes from 'The Deserted Village' by English poet Oliver Goldsmith, as did Auburns in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. Auburn includes a large portion of Lake Massabesic, water supply for the city of Manchester and surrounding communities, once a popular resort area.

Villages and Place Names: Hooks Crossing, Severance

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 810 residents in 1850

Population Trends: Population change for Auburn totaled 3,548 over 50 years, from 1,158 in 1950 to 4,706 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 58 percent increase occurring between 1960 and 1970, followed by a 42 percent increase over each of the next two decades. The 2005 Census estimate for Auburn was 5,122, which ranked 62nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 201.0 persons per square mile of land area. Auburn contains 25.5 square miles of land area and 3.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $3,257,151
Budget: School Appropriations, 2008 $9,511,889
Zoning Ordinance 1967/04
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Griffin Free Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 4/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 6 miles 296
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 9 miles 330

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSHN; NH Electric Coop.
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
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon; Granite State
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) $15.19
2005 Equalization Ratio 81.1
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.30

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
93.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
5.8%
Other Property including Utilities
1.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,813
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,706
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Multi-Family Units 96
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 11
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 5,122 295,076
2000 4,706 278,748
1990 4,085 246,744
1980 2,883 190,345
1970 2,035 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,382
Female
2,300

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
327
Age 5 to 19
1,158
Age 20 to 34
657
Age 35 to 54
1,871
Age 55 to 64
383
Age 65 and over
286
Median Age
36.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
27.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $28,405
Median 4-person family income $72,578
Median household income $70,774

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$45,000
Female
$33,365

Families below the poverty level 1.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,431 3,105
Employed
2,345 3,005
Unemployed
86 100
Unemployment Rate
3.5% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
268 635
Average Weekly Wage
$578 $909
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
282 543
Average Weekly Wage
$561 $771
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
550 1,178
Average Weekly Wage
$570 $846
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
95 142
Average Weekly Wage
$449 $587
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
644 1,320
Average Weekly Wage
$552 $818
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Auburn operates grades 1-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Manchester Memorial or Pinkerton Academy (Derry) District: SAU 15
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
R 1-8
Total Enrollment
620
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 191
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; Hesser; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Maine Drilling & Blasting Blasting contractor 82
Builders Insulation Company Insulation installation 45 1981
Heritage Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & heating repair 29
Daniels Equipment Commercial laundry equipment 27 1987
Green Mountain Explosives Explosives 25
ARC Inc. Painting 25 1950
NH Blacktop Sealers Construction 20 1992
Pelmac Security alarm 18 1987
Master Halco Commercial fencing 14 1988
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 101, 121, 28 Bypass
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
         Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway
9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 11 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
7 miles
Portland, ME
91 miles
Boston, MA
56 miles
New York City, NY
259 miles
Montreal, Quebec
264 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
87.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.8%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
0.3%
Other Means
1.3%
Worked at home
3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
13%
Commuting to another NH community
77%
Commuting out-of-state
11%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X 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
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
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Massabesic Audubon Center
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