Epsom New Hampshire Community Profile

Epsom new hampshire community profile
Epsom, NH
Community Contact Town of Epsom
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 10
Epsom, NH 03234-0010

Telephone (603) 736-9002
Fax (603) 736-8539
E-mail epsomtown@metrocast.net
Web Site www.epsomnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 1 pm and 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, 10 am - 3 pm, Thursday, and Friday, 8 am - 3 pm, and the second and last Saturday of the month, 8 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-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 2
State Senate
District 17
State Representative
Merrimack County District 8
Incorporated: 1727

Origin: Epsom was one of seven towns chartered by Massachusetts authorities in 1727 long before New Hampshire became an independent province, when John Wentworth was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. The name most likely came from Epsom, England, home of the Earl of Derby, who had established horse racing stables there at about the same time the town was chartered. Epsom Downs became famous for its Derby horse race. England's Epsom was also known for the curative value of its mineral springs, the source of Epsom salts.

Villages and Place Names: Epsom Circle, Gossville, New Rye, Short Falls, Epsom Four Corners

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 799 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population in Epsom grew more than five times larger over 50 years, a total change of 3,295, from 756 in 1950 to 4,051 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 87 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2005 Census estimate for Epsom was 4,466 residents, which ranked 80th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 129.6 persons per square mile of land area. Epsom contains 34.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $2,550,111
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $6,924,123
Zoning Ordinance 1969/05
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Epsom Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 13 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric; Concord Elec; PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Epsom Village District

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; Chichester
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) $15.01
2005 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.03

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
86.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
11.3%
Other Property including Utilities
1.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,860
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,279
Building Permits Issued
40
2005 Multi-Family Units 200
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 381
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,466 146,881
2000 4,051 136,716
1990 3,547 120,618
1980 2,743 98,302
1970 1,469 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,928
Female
2,093

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
241
Age 5 to 19
819
Age 20 to 34
651
Age 35 to 54
1,341
Age 55 to 64
405
Age 65 and over
564
Median Age
38.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
22.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,026
Median 4-person family income $56,875
Median household income $50,685

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$40,995
Female
$27,106

Families below the poverty level 1.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,050 2,416
Employed
1,985 2,338
Unemployed
65 78
Unemployment Rate
3.2% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
152 175
Average Weekly Wage
$514 $905
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
648 706
Average Weekly Wage
$321 $461
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
800 882
Average Weekly Wage
$358 $549
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
99 110
Average Weekly Wage
$398 $568
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
899 992
Average Weekly Wage
$363 $551
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Epsom operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pembroke District: SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 2
Grade Levels
K 1-8 K-8
Total Enrollment
494
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 142
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; Franklin Pierce Law
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Epsom Health Limited Partnership Nursing, retirement homes 110 1994
McDonald's Fast food restaurant 50
Wendy's Fast food restaurant 30 1995
Beaumac Co., Inc. Engineering, machining 21 1967
Dunkin' Donuts Donut shop 15 1990
Newstress International, Inc. Precast concrete structures 15 1978
M & M Ford Car dealership 14
Care Pharmacy of Epsom Pharmacy 12
Evans Express Mart Gas, convenience store 8
TD Banknorth Banking 7
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4, 202
  State Routes 9, 28, 107
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-393, Exit 3; I-93, Exit 15
         Distance 7 miles; 11 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 25 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
20 miles
Portland, ME
85 miles
Boston, MA
71 miles
New York City, NY
274 miles
Montreal, Quebec
258 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.5%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
2.4%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
2.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
14%
Commuting to another NH community
83%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
   
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
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
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Gunstock
   
Other: Popple Island Wildlife Sanctuary
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