Deerfield New Hampshire Community Profile

 Deerfield new hampshire community profile
Deerfield, NH
Community Contact Town of Deerfield
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 159
Deerfield, NH 03037

Telephone (603) 463-8811
Fax (603) 463-2820
E-mail dfldbos@metrocast.net
Web Site www.ci.deerfield-nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 2:30 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Unattached Area - Town of Deerfield
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Rockingham Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 17
State Representative
Rockingham County District 1
Incorporated: 1766

Origin: Originally a parish of Nottingham, Deerfield was incorporated as a separate town in 1766. It was probably named for Deerfield, Massachusetts, from where several early settlers had come to New Hampshire. An early resident was John Simpson, who achieved fame at the Battle of Bunker Hill by disobeying orders not to fire until you see the whites of their eyes and firing the first shot in the Revolution. Situated on the main road between Portsmouth and Concord, Deerfield was once a candidate for the state capitol. Deerfield has been home to the Deerfield Fair since 1876.

Villages and Place Names: Deerfield Center, Deerfield Parade, Leavitts Hill, South Deerfield, Mt. Delight

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,619 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Deerfield totaled 2,994 over 50 years, from 706 in 1950 to 3,700 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 68 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 65 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Deerfield was 4,115 residents, which ranked 91st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 81.1 persons per square mile of land area. Deerfield contains 50.8 square miles of land area and 1.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $2,998,069
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1970/03
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Philbrick-James

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
Concord Hospital, Concord 23 miles 295
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 18 miles 296
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 19 miles 330

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
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
None

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.51
2005 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.95

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
3.6%
Other Property including Utilities
5.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,687
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,492
Building Permits Issued
25
2005 Multi-Family Units 111
Building Permits Issued
18
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 84
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,115 295,076
2000 3,700 278,748
1990 3,139 246,744
1980 1,979 190,345
1970 1,178 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,800
Female
1,878

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
268
Age 5 to 19
916
Age 20 to 34
561
Age 35 to 54
1,387
Age 55 to 64
293
Age 65 and over
253
Median Age
36.2 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
31.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $24,160
Median 4-person family income $64,737
Median household income $61,367

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$40,568
Female
$30,682

Families below the poverty level 1.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,995 2,217
Employed
1,926 2,137
Unemployed
69 80
Unemployment Rate
3.5% 3.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 118
Average Weekly Wage
n $723
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 234
Average Weekly Wage
n $389
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
233 352
Average Weekly Wage
$345 $501
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
100 150
Average Weekly Wage
$389 $629
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
333 502
Average Weekly Wage
$358 $539
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Deerfield operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Coe-Brown Academy (Northwood), Manchester Central, or Concord District: SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
549
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 142
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Hesser; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
George Bozeman Jr. & Company Pipe organs 8 1975
The Cordwainer Shop Handmade custom shoes 4 1954
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 43, 107
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
         Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway
9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
18 miles
Portland, ME
82 miles
Boston, MA
66 miles
New York City, NY
269 miles
Montreal, Quebec
269 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
86.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.8%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.0%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
4.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.9 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
74%
Commuting out-of-state
10%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X 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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Deerfield Fair
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