East Kingston New Hampshire Community Profile

 East kingston new hampshire community profile
East Kingston, NH
Community Contact Town of East Kingston
Deborah Gallant, Administrative Assistant
24 Depot Road
East Kingston, NH 03827

Telephone (603) 642-8406
Fax (603) 642-8406
E-mail eastking@verizon.net
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 6 pm - 8 pm, and Tuesday and Friday, 8 am - 2 pm, and Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm, and 6 pm - 8 pm

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 23
State Representative
Rockingham County District 11
Incorporated: 1738

Origin: This township started as a portion of Kingston called Kingston East Parish. Residents of the parish petitioned Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts for a separate charter, because its location was too distant from the Kingston school and place of worship and they wished to establish their own. Their petition was granted in 1738. Sandown and Danville were also separated from the original Kingston settlement. The location of the boundary line between Kingston and East Kingston was under dispute for a long time thereafter.

Villages and Place Names: Monahan's Corner, Powwow River

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 358 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population in East Kingston grew four times larger over 50 years, a total population change of 1,355, from 449 in 1950 to 1,804 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 46 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2005 Census estimate for East Kingston was 2,231 residents, which ranked 129th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 225.1 persons per square mile of land area. East Kingston contains 9.9 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $1,600,000
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1952/06
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library East Kingston Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department 4 Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Exeter & Hampton Electric
Natural Gas Supplier Meritimes & Granite State
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
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.20
2005 Equalization Ratio 82.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.06

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.2%
Other Property including Utilities
6.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 831
   
2005 Single-Family Units 706
Building Permits Issued
36
2005 Multi-Family Units 61
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 64
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,231 295,076
2000 1,804 278,748
1990 1,559 246,744
1980 1,135 190,345
1970 838 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
859
Female
925

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
112
Age 5 to 19
406
Age 20 to 34
252
Age 35 to 54
703
Age 55 to 64
179
Age 65 and over
132
Median Age
38.2 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
32.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $28,844
Median 4-person family income $71,705
Median household income $65,197

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$52,885
Female
$34,702

Families below the poverty level 3.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
853 1,162
Employed
819 1,116
Unemployed
34 46
Unemployment Rate
4.0% 4.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
22 49
Average Weekly Wage
$469 $694
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
44 76
Average Weekly Wage
$432 $626
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
65 126
Average Weekly Wage
$444 $653
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
49 72
Average Weekly Wage
$240 $457
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
114 198
Average Weekly Wage
$357 $581
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: East Kingston operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham, Exeter) 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
Grade Levels
K 1-5
Total Enrollment
167
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; Northern Essex (MA)
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Monahan's Farm Vegetables, fruit 3
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 107, 107A, 108, 150
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
         Distance 7 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
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 35 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
31 miles
Portland, ME
73 miles
Boston, MA
48 miles
New York City, NY
251 miles
Montreal, Quebec
287 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.1%
Public transportation
0.9%
Walked
1.4%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
7.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
15%
Commuting to another NH community
46%
Commuting out-of-state
39%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
X 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
X 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
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bradford (MA)
   
Other:
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