Epping New Hampshire Community Profile

 Epping new hampshire community profile
Epping, NH
Community Contact Town of Epping
Stephen Fournier, Town Administrator
157 Main Street
Epping, NH 03042

Telephone (603) 679-5441
Fax (603) 679-3002
E-mail administrator@townofepping.com
Web Site www.ci.epping.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, and Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 12 noon - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 6 pm, and Friday, 9 am - 3 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 21
State Representative
Rockingham County District 9
Incorporated: 1741

Origin: This was one of the last towns chartered by Massachusetts Governor Jonathan Belcher prior to the establishment of New Hampshire as an independent province. Once a parish of Exeter, Epping was incorporated as a separate town in 1741. It was probably named for Epping Forest, a suburb of London used by royalty for deer hunting, which was likely familiar to Governor Belcher. Epping was the home of three of New Hampshire's governors: William Plumer (1759-1850), David Morril (1772-1849), and Benjamin Franklin Prescott (1833-1895).

Villages and Place Names: Camp Hedding, Martin Crossing, North Epping, West Epping

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,233 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Epping totaled 3,753 over 50 years, from 1,796 in 1950 to 5,549 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 52 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, following a 47 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2005 Census estimate for Epping was 6,087 residents, which ranked 55th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 233.5 persons per square mile of land area. Epping contains 26.1 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/SB 2 Voting
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $3,763,107
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1968/00
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Harvey-Mitchell Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 10 miles 100

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Epping Water Dept.

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
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) $16.92
2005 Equalization Ratio 93.6
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.89

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
81.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
17.3%
Other Property including Utilities
1.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,499
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,636
Building Permits Issued
50
2005 Multi-Family Units 416
Building Permits Issued
5
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 447
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 6,087 295,076
2000 5,549 278,748
1990 5,267 246,744
1980 3,460 190,345
1970 2,356 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,699
Female
2,777

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
383
Age 5 to 19
1,219
Age 20 to 34
1,030
Age 35 to 54
1,921
Age 55 to 64
417
Age 65 and over
506
Median Age
35.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
14.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $21,109
Median 4-person family income $54,722
Median household income $50,739

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$40,273
Female
$25,440

Families below the poverty level 2.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,960 3,475
Employed
2,838 3,350
Unemployed
122 125
Unemployment Rate
4.1% 3.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
117 186
Average Weekly Wage
$420 $639
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
462 1,328
Average Weekly Wage
$294 $487
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
579 1,514
Average Weekly Wage
$320 $505
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
248 340
Average Weekly Wage
$494 $747
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
826 1,853
Average Weekly Wage
$372 $550
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Epping operates grades K-12 District: SAU 14
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 1 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 9-12 K-12
Total Enrollment
459 270 413
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 9 Total Capacity: 245
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; McIntosh; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Wal-Mart Discount store/supermarket 350 2004
Epping High School Education 91
Epping Elementary School. Education 87
McDonald's Fast food restaurant 50
Errco Demolition recycling 47
Abenaki Timber Lumber, timber 30
Burger King Fast food restaurant 25
PSNH Electric utility district office 15
Goodrich Brickyard Bricks 12
Wendy's Fast food restaurant 2005
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 27, 101, 125
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 2
         Distance 13 miles
Railroad No
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 27 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
23 miles
Portland, ME
74 miles
Boston, MA
54 miles
New York City, NY
257 miles
Montreal, Quebec
278 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.5%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
69%
Commuting out-of-state
15%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Two race tracks
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