Boscawen New Hampshire Community Profile

Boscawen new hampshire community profile
Boscawen, NH
Community Contact Boscawen Board of Selectmen
Edward A. Maloof, Chairman
116 North Main Street
Boscawen, NH 03303

Telephone (603) 753-9188
Fax (603) 753-9183
E-mail doris@townofboscawen.org
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen/Town Office: Monday through Thursday,
8 am - 11 am and 12 noon - 5 pm; Selectmen meet Wednesday, 3 pm - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8 am - 11 am and 12 noon - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 8 am - 11 am and 12 noon -
6 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 am - 11 am and 12 noon - 5 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 7
State Representative
Merrimack County District 6
Incorporated: 1760

Origin: This community was originally granted in 1732 as Contoocook, after the river of the same name. In 1760, the town was incorporated as Boscawen, in honor of an English admiral, Edward Boscawen, who fought under General Amherst in the conquest of Canada. Admiral Boscawen was responsible for the capture of the fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. The Contoocook Fort on the Merrimack, one of the first log forts constructed for protection against the Indians, was built here in 1739. In July 1997, the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was established by legislature in Boscawen on 104 acres previously used as a state forest.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,108 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Boscawen totaled 1,827, from 1,857 in 1950 to 3,684 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was between 1960 and 1970, when the population increased by 45 percent, accounting for over half of the 50-year numeric increase. The 2005 Census estimate for Boscawen was 3,860 residents, which ranked 97th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 155.5 persons per square mile of land area. Boscawen contains 24.9 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $2,579,334
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $3,532,443
Zoning Ordinance 1973/06
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board/CNHRPC

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Library; Conservation; Police; Parks & Recreation; Public Works

Public Library Boscawen Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Private part-time & volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 8 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
Water Supplier Penacook Boscawen Precinct

Sanitation Private septic & Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon; TDS
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $23.55
2005 Equalization Ratio 77.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.24

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
83.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
13.5%
Other Property including Utilities
3.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,399
   
2005 Single-Family Units 860
Building Permits Issued
21
2005 Multi-Family Units 307
Building Permits Issued
3
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 232
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 3,860 146,881
2000 3,684 136,716
1990 3,407 120,618
1980 3,435 98,302
1970 3,162 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,761
Female
1,911

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
207
Age 5 to 19
730
Age 20 to 34
619
Age 35 to 54
1,120
Age 55 to 64
315
Age 65 and over
681
Median Age
39.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
79.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
15.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,732
Median 4-person family income $45,850
Median household income $42,524

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,350
Female
$23,375

Families below the poverty level 5.4%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,916 1,885
Employed
1,861 1,810
Unemployed
55 75
Unemployment Rate
2.9% 4.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
288 273
Average Weekly Wage
$672 $883
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
236 408
Average Weekly Wage
$337 $584
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
524 681
Average Weekly Wage
$521 $704
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
52 64
Average Weekly Wage
$365 $608
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
575 744
Average Weekly Wage
$507 $696
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 Merrimack Valley Regional (Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) District: SAU 46
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 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-5 K-8
Total Enrollment
282
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 90
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Magdalen; New England; Franklin Pierce Law
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Merrimack County Nursing Home & Jail Nursing home, correctional facility 450 1800
Elektrisola, Inc. Copper magnet wire 186 1976
Tibo Lumber Retail building materials & contractor sales 150 1954
Ross Express Trucking firm 60 1947
Alan's Restaurant Restaurant & catering 37 1984
Town of Boscawen Municipal services 24 1733
KSD Custom windows, doors 15 1989
Colby Lumber Company Soft, hardwood lumber 12 1947
All States Asphalt Sales & application of liquid asphalt 10 1956
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3, 4
  State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 17
         Distance 2 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
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 29 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
24 miles
Portland, ME
102 miles
Boston, MA
75 miles
New York City, NY
275 miles
Montreal, Quebec
249 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
16.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.6%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
2.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.2 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
13%
Commuting to another NH community
86%
Commuting out-of-state
1%
   
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
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
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Hannah Dustin Memorial; River Canoeing
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