Brentwood New Hampshire Community Profile

 Brentwood new hampshire community profile
Brentwood, NH
Community Contact Brentwood Industrial Development Commission
Board of Selectmen
1 Dalton Road
Brentwood, NH 03833

Telephone (603) 642-6400x10
Fax (603) 642-6310
E-mail selectmen@brentwood.town-center.org
Web Site http://brentwood.town-center.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8:15 am - 4 pm, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 4:30 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm, and Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Rockingham Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 17
State Representative
Rockingham County District 10
Incorporated: 1742

Origin: Originally a parish of Exeter known as Brentwood Parish, in 1742 residents successfully petitioned for the right to maintain a meetinghouse and minister with public funds. About that same time, during the first year Benning Wentworth was governor, several older and overgrown New Hampshire towns were given authorization to divide into separate units. The name was probably taken from the English town of Brentwood, or Burnt Wood, so called because of a residential community established in an accidentally or deliberately burnt clearing in the king's forest.

Villages and Place Names: Brentwood Corners, Marshall Corner

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 976 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Brentwood totaled 2,409 over 50 years, from 819 in 1950 to 3,228 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 37 percent, which occurred three times—from 1960 to 1970, from 1970 to 1980, and from 1990 to 2000. The 2005 Census estimate for Brentwood was 3,777 residents, which ranked 98th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 222.7 persons per square mile of land area. Brentwood contains 17.0 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $2,676,472
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005-06 $7,905,873
Zoning Ordinance 1952/06
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Commission

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

Public Library Mary E. Bartlett Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Full-time & On Call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 7
Emergency Medical Service Municipal & volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 7 miles 100

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Exeter & Hampton; NH Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.40
2005 Equalization Ratio 95.7
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.61

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
85.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
14.2%
Other Property including Utilities
0.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,238
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,084
Building Permits Issued
15
2005 Multi-Family Units 99
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 55
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 3,777 295,076
2000 3,228 278,748
1990 2,363 246,744
1980 2,004 190,345
1970 1,468 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,614
Female
1,583

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
215
Age 5 to 19
657
Age 20 to 34
472
Age 35 to 54
1,138
Age 55 to 64
241
Age 65 and over
474
Median Age
38.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
27.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,027
Median 4-person family income $71,875
Median household income $68,971

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$46,081
Female
$33,359

Families below the poverty level 3.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,381 1,650
Employed
1,325 1,581
Unemployed
56 69
Unemployment Rate
4.1% 4.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
168 279
Average Weekly Wage
$604 $776
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
397 655
Average Weekly Wage
$486 $850
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
565 934
Average Weekly Wage
$521 $828
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
731 806
Average Weekly Wage
$418 $696
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,297 1,739
Average Weekly Wage
$463 $767
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Brentwood operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative District: SAU 16
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter Region: 18

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 K-12
Total Enrollment
348
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 114
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; McIntosh
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Rockingham County Home & Jail Nursing home & correctional facility 690
Bayside Distribution ORS Beer distributor 65
NEI Asphalt commercial roofing 50
Difeo Oil Co., Inc. Fuel oil, propane 43 1998
United Machine Machine shop 39 1979
Highland Hardwood Specialty lumber 28
Advanced Custom Cabinets Kitchen cabinets 19 1971
Northern Springs, Inc. Spring water 16 1999
Stratham Tire Tire warehouse, retail sales & headquarters 16 2001
Brentwood Machine Tool sales 14
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 27, 101, 107, 111A, 125
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exits 1 - 2
         Distance 13 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton Airfield
Runway
2,100 ft. turf
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
26 miles
Portland, ME
77 miles
Boston, MA
50 miles
New York City, NY
253 miles
Montreal, Quebec
282 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
84.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.2%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
1.9%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
17%
Commuting to another NH community
63%
Commuting out-of-state
20%
   
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
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X 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
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Municipal trail system
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/02/06

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