Brookline New Hampshire Community Profile

 Brookline new hampshire community profile
Brookline, NH
Community Contact Town of Brookline
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 360
Brookline, NH 03033-0360

Telephone (603) 673-8855
Fax (603) 673-8136
E-mail town@brookline.nh.us
Web Site www.brookline.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 2 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Gateway Industrial Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 12
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 5
Incorporated: 1769

Origin: This town was originally part of the 1637 Dunstable grant and settled as West Hollis. Many early settlers were from nearby Massachusetts towns that had been affected when the current Massachusetts-New Hampshire border was established in 1741. In 1769, Governor John Wentworth granted the town as Raby, in honor of his cousin, fourth Earl of Strafford and Baron of Raby Castle, in County Durham, England. In 1798 the town was reincorporated as Brookline by the New Hampshire legislature at the suggestion of a leading citizen and landowner who was from Brookline, Massachusetts.

Villages and Place Names: North Brookline, South Brookline, West Brookline

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 338 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Brookline's population grew over six times larger over 50 years, with the largest decennial percent change a 75 percent increase between 1990 and 2000. Population change totaled 3,540 over 50 years, from 671 in 1950 to 4,211 in 2000. The 2005 Census estimate for Brookline was 4,709 residents, which ranked 73rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 236.5 persons per square mile of land area. Brookline contains 19.9 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $2,949,180
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1968/06
Master Plan 1997
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Brookline Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 13 miles 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 13 miles 208

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
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
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) $24.39
2005 Equalization Ratio 81.3
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.82

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
4.0%
Other Property including Utilities
0.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,641
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1516
Building Permits Issued
49
2005 Multi-Family Units 104
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 21
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,709 401,291
2000 4,211 382,384
1990 2,411 336,549
1980 1,766 276,608
1970 1,167 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,119
Female
2,062

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
385
Age 5 to 19
1,103
Age 20 to 34
530
Age 35 to 54
1,652
Age 55 to 64
302
Age 65 and over
209
Median Age
35.7 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
94.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
41.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $29,272
Median 4-person family income $80,214
Median household income $77,075

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$55,417
Female
$32,750

Families below the poverty level 0.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,639 2,557
Employed
1,581 2,470
Unemployed
58 87
Unemployment Rate
3.5% 3.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
266 272
Average Weekly Wage
$512 $1,019
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
222 238
Average Weekly Wage
$347 $638
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
488 510
Average Weekly Wage
$437 $841
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
78 199
Average Weekly Wage
$331 $444
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
566 708
Average Weekly Wage
$422 $730
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Brookline operates grades 1-6; grades 7-12 are part of Hollis/Brookline Cooperative (Brookline, Hollis) District: SAU 41
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS; Nashua HS North Region: 16

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
2
Grade Levels
K R 1-6
Total Enrollment
617
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 78
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Franklin Pierce; Rivier; Thomas More
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Grant Plastics, Inc. Plastic products 43 1981
Bingham Lumber Inc. Lumber 38 1969
Donovan Engineering Construction of process mechanical systems 35 1934
Superior Steel Fabricators Steel pre-fabrication 12 1992
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 13, 130
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exit 6;
I-495 (MA), Exit 31
         Distance 10 miles; 20 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway
5,501 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 25 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
24 miles
Portland, ME
120 miles
Boston, MA
55 miles
New York City, NY
216 miles
Montreal, Quebec
284 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
84.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.0%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
6.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.9 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
15%
Commuting to another NH community
61%
Commuting out-of-state
25%
   
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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other:
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