Deering New Hampshire Community Profile

 Deering new hampshire community profile
Deering, NH
Community Contact Deering Board of Selectmen
Dan Donovan
762 Deering Center Road
Deering, NH 03244

Telephone (603) 464-3248
Fax (603) 464-3804
E-mail deering_nh@conknet.com
Web Site www.deering.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 8:30 am - 3 pm, Wednesday, 8:30 am - 7 pm, and Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Hillsborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Business Ventures

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 7
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 2
Incorporated: 1774

Origin: Deering was originally part of Cumberland or the Society Land, the portion of land which had been set aside for the Masonian Proprietors. In 1774 settlers petitioned Governor John Wentworth, the last provincial governor of New Hampshire, for township status. The governor granted the request, giving the town the family name of his wife, Frances Deering Wentworth. Frances Wentworth's first husband was Theodore Atkinson, son of Masonian Proprietor Colonel Atkinson. At the time of the Revolution, the Wentworths left for Nova Scotia, then went to England, where Frances became a lady-in-waiting to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III.

Villages and Place Names: East Deering, Holton, West Deering

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 928 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Deering totaled 1,493 over 50 years, from 392 in 1950 to 1,885 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 80 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 68 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Deering was 2,028 residents, which ranked 139th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 66.3 persons per square mile of land area. Deering contains 30.6 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $2,036,360
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1984/06
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Deering Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On Call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 27 miles 295
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 22 miles 62

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
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon; Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $18.89
2005 Equalization Ratio 86.7
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.36

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.2%
Other Property including Utilities
2.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,057
   
2005 Single-Family Units 813
Building Permits Issued
17
2005 Multi-Family Units 54
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 190
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,028 401,291
2000 1,885 382,384
1990 1,533 336,549
1980 1,041 276,608
1970 578 233,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
947
Female
928

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
102
Age 5 to 19
427
Age 20 to 34
275
Age 35 to 54
653
Age 55 to 64
217
Age 65 and over
201
Median Age
38.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
25.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $20,856
Median 4-person family income $53,889
Median household income $48,750

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,812
Female
$26,144

Families below the poverty level 1.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
949 1,018
Employed
929 986
Unemployed
20 32
Unemployment Rate
2.1% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
136 92
Average Weekly Wage
$330 $634
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
11 261
Average Weekly Wage
$359 $565
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
147 352
Average Weekly Wage
$333 $583
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 Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative (Deering, Hillsborough) District: SAU 34
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Robin Hill Farm Inc. Residential treatment, rehab 31 1983
Town of Deering Municipal services 8 1774
Deering Country Store General store 3 1991
Geo Serve Environmental service 2 1989
Tom's Auto Sales Repair, sales 2
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 149
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
         Distance 18 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway
3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
23 miles
Portland, ME
122 miles
Boston, MA
76 miles
New York City, NY
253 miles
Montreal, Quebec
254 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
79.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.7%
Public transportation
0.8%
Walked
2.4%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
3.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
10%
Commuting to another NH community
84%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
   
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Mt. Sunapee
   
Other: Deering Sanctuary
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