Dunbarton New Hampshire Community Profile

Dunbarton new hampshire community profile
Dunbarton, NH
Community Contact Town of Dunbarton
Board of Selectmen
1011 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046

Telephone (603) 774-3541
Fax (603) 774-5541
E-mail townadmin@dunbartonnh.org
Web Site www.dunbartonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Manchester NH Metro-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 5
State Senate
District 16
State Representative
Merrimack County District 13
Incorporated: 1765

Origin: Dunbarton was first granted in 1735 as Gorham's-town to soldiers returning from the Canada Expedition who had served under Captain John Gorham. It was regranted in 1748 as Starkstown to settlers led by Archibald Stark, whose son was General John Stark, patriot of Bunker Hill and the Battle of Bennington, and whose grandson Caleb was a famous industrialist who established textile mills in Manchester. In 1752, the Masonian Proprietors conformed the grant under a new charter as Dunbarton, named for Dumbartonshire in Scotland, site of Dunbar Castle and native county of Archibald Stark. The town was incorporated in 1765.

Villages and Place Names: Baileys Corner, Dunbarton Center, Pages Corner

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 917 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Dunbarton totaled 1,717 over 50 years, from 533 in 1950 to 2,250 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 49 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 42 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Dunbarton was 2,542 residents, which ranked 114th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 82.5 persons per square mile of land area. Dunbarton contains 30.8 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $1,649,439
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $3,642,735
Zoning Ordinance 1970/05
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Ethic; Trust Fund; Treasurer; Tax Collector; Road Agent
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation

Public Library Dunbarton Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department 2 Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 10 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Concord Electric
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; Dunbarton
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
unknown
Residential
Thru Granite State or Dunbarton

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.36
2005 Equalization Ratio 95.2
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.89

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
92.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.4%
Other Property including Utilities
6.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,003
   
2005 Single-Family Units 944
Building Permits Issued
20
2005 Multi-Family Units 43
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 16
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,542 146,881
2000 2,250 136,716
1990 1,748 120,618
1980 1,174 98,302
1970 825 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,126
Female
1,100

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
181
Age 5 to 19
464
Age 20 to 34
333
Age 35 to 54
892
Age 55 to 64
198
Age 65 and over
158
Median Age
37.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
94.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
38.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $27,892
Median 4-person family income $67,448
Median household income $65,081

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$46,042
Female
$31,641

Families below the poverty level 2.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,149 1,539
Employed
1,130 1,496
Unemployed
19 43
Unemployment Rate
1.7% 2.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
53 106
Average Weekly Wage
$510 $1,051
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
49 72
Average Weekly Wage
$408 $563
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
102 178
Average Weekly Wage
$461 $854
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
40 64
Average Weekly Wage
$317 $487
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
142 242
Average Weekly Wage
$421 $757
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Dunbarton operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Goffstown District: SAU 19
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
229
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 62
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Southern NH University; St. Anselm; Hesser; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Regional Manufacturing Specialists Transformers, inductors, etc. 55 1977
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 13
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 2
         Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
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 19 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
13 miles
Portland, ME
107 miles
Boston, MA
66 miles
New York City, NY
263 miles
Montreal, Quebec
244 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
85.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.4%
Public transportation
0.6%
Walked
0.5%
Other Means
0.2%
Worked at home
6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
12%
Commuting to another NH community
82%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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)
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
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Forest with walking trails
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