Barnstead New Hampshire Community Profile

Barnstead new hampshire community profile
Barnstead, NH
Community Contact Barnstead Board of Selectmen
Francis Sullivan, Chairman
Route 126, PO Box 11
Center Barnstead, NH 03225

Telephone (603) 269-4071
Fax (603) 269-4072
E-mail barntownhall@metrocast.net
Web Site www.barnstead.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, and Tuesday, 9:00 am - 7 pm

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 4
State Representative
Belknap County District 5
Incorporated: 1727

Origin: Granted in 1727, this community was one of several established to deal with rapidly expanding population in the seacoast area. A majority of new settlers came from either Barnstable on Cape Cod or Hampstead on Long Island, and the name Barnstead is a conjunction of the two. Barnstead Parade, the town's central highway, was located on the Province Road which ran between Portsmouth and the Governor's summer house in Wolfeboro.

Villages and Place Names: Barnstead Parade, Center Barnstead, South Barnstead, North Barnstead

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 807 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Barnstead totaled 3,068 over 50 years, from 846 in 1950 to 3,914 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 105 percent, more than doubling the population in those ten years. The 2006 Census estimate for Barnstead was 4,601 residents, which ranked 77th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 107.1 persons per square mile of land area. Barnstead contains 42.9 square miles of land area and 2.0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $1,294,421
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $5,537,146
Zoning Ordinance 1971/06
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Library
Appointed:
Zoning; Parks & Recreation; Conservation

Public Library Oscar Foss Memorial

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 21 miles 295
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 19 miles 112

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Locke Lake Colony; Pennichuck

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; Union
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) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.23
2006 Equalization Ratio 93
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.05

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
97.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 2,411
   
2006 Single-Family Units 2,173
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
34
2006 Multi-Family Units 112
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 126
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 4,601 61,562
2000 3,914 56,576
1990 3,105 49,294
1980 2,292 42,884
1970 1,119 32,367

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,981
Female
1,905

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
243
Age 5 to 19
865
Age 20 to 34
609
Age 35 to 54
1,335
Age 55 to 64
411
Age 65 and over
423
Median Age
38.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
17.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $19,773
Median 4-person family income $49,404
Median household income $47,449

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$34,130
Female
$24,904

Families below the poverty level 2.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
2,006 2,496
Employed
1,928 2,406
Unemployed
78 90
Unemployment Rate
3.9% 3.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
160 56
Average Weekly Wage
$422 $571
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
134 190
Average Weekly Wage
$309 $341
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
294 245
Average Weekly Wage
$371 $393
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
107 152
Average Weekly Wage
$392 $548
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
401 397
Average Weekly Wage
$376 $452
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Barnstead operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are jointly managed with Alton District: SAU 51/JMA
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
Grade Levels
P K 1-8
Total Enrollment
552
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 26
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; Franklin Pierce Law
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Barnstead Elementary School Education 82
Town of Barnstead Municipal services 34
Barnstead Country Store General merchandise 22 1988
Barton's Lumber Lumber yard 15
Bosco Bell Convenience store, gas 14
JJ Goodwin's Restaurant 8 1997
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 28, 107, 126
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 15
         Distance 21 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 36 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
31 miles
Portland, ME
71 miles
Boston, MA
82 miles
New York City, NY
285 miles
Montreal, Quebec
265 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
5.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 36.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
14%
Commuting to another NH community
82%
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
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Outdoor Hockey; Outdoor Skating Rink; Outdoor Basketball Courts
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/17/07

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