Barrington New Hampshire Community Profile

Barrington new hampshire community profile
Barrington, NH
Community Contact Town of Barrington
Carol Reilly, Town Administrator
41 Province Lane, Town Office
Barrington, NH 03825

Telephone (603) 664-9007
Fax (603) 664-5179
E-mail townhall@metrocast.net
Web Site www.barrington.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm, and Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm, Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm, Closed Friday

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 6
State Representative
Strafford County District 3
Incorporated: 1722

Origin: Barrington bears the family name of the English governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Samuel Shute of Barrington Hall. Barrington was once the third largest New Hampshire town in population, ranking after Portsmouth and Gilmanton. Governor Shute, one of the first to promote new industries in the state, set aside a two-mile strip of land which would become part of Barrington for the purpose of securing and smelting iron ore on the Lamprey River.

Villages and Place Names: East Barrington, South Barrington, West Barrington

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,470 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Barrington totaled 6,475 over 50 years, from 1,052 in 1950 to 7,527 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 136 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following an 80 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2005 Census estimate for Barrington was 8,162 residents, which ranked 37th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 174.8 persons per square mile of land area. Barrington contains 46.7 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen, Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $4,507,390
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $16,151,227
Zoning Ordinance 1972/05
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Barrington Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 9 miles 112

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Mandatory

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) $16.72
2005 Equalization Ratio 92.7
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.39

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.6%
Other Property including Utilities
1.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 3,555
   
2005 Single-Family Units 2,653
Building Permits Issued
63
2005 Multi-Family Units 323
Building Permits Issued
4
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 579
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 8,162 119,015
2000 7,527 112,676
1990 6,156 104,348
1980 4,404 85,324
1970 1,865 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,813
Female
3,662

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
476
Age 5 to 19
1,721
Age 20 to 34
1,298
Age 35 to 54
2,784
Age 55 to 64
671
Age 65 and over
525
Median Age
36.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
27.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $21,012
Median 4-person family income $56,136
Median household income $50,630

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$39,098
Female
$27,956

Families below the poverty level 3.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
3,729 4,913
Employed
3,598 4,751
Unemployed
131 162
Unemployment Rate
3.5% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
170 140
Average Weekly Wage
$409 $586
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
413 783
Average Weekly Wage
$337 $662
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
583 923
Average Weekly Wage
$358 $650
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
139 242
Average Weekly Wage
$400 $576
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
722 1,165
Average Weekly Wage
$366 $635
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Barrington operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Dover District: SAU 74
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Voc. Center; Somersworth Reg. Voc. Center; Creteau Voc. Center, Rochester Region: 12

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-4 5-8 K-8
Total Enrollment
550 343
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 198
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: McIntosh; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Turbocam USA Manufacturer of components for turbo-machinery operations 120 2004
Associated Buyers Wholesale distributor of organic food products & supplements 45 1993
Computer Resources Software for school administrators 32 1980
Barrington Primary & Urgent Care Outpatient medical services 31 1991
Yankee Equipment Systems Commercial laundry equipment 30 1990
Christmas Dove Retail store 23 1973
Benjamin Walk, Inc. Distributor of specialty footwear 23 1981
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4, 202
  State Routes 9, 125, 126
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 12;
I-95, Exit 5
         Distance 8 miles; 18 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, Rochester
Runway
4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Pease International Distance 18 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
34 miles
Portland, ME
60 miles
Boston, MA
73 miles
New York City, NY
284 miles
Montreal, Quebec
276 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.6%
Public transportation
1.0%
Walked
0.7%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
14%
Commuting to another NH community
76%
Commuting out-of-state
10%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Hiking
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 05/26/06

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