Hampton Falls New Hampshire Community Profile

 Hampton falls new hampshire community profile
Hampton Falls, NH
Community Contact Hampton Falls Board of Selectmen
Eric N. Small, Town Administrator
1 Drinkwater Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844

Telephone (603) 926-7101
Fax (603) 926-1848
E-mail townadministrator@hamptonfalls.org
Web Site www.hamptonfalls.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 24
State Representative
Rockingham County District 14
Incorporated: 1726

Origin: First established as a parish of Hampton, this town received its grant as an independent town in 1726 following a petition to the legislature. Located on the Taylor River, Hampton Falls provided water power for Weare's mills. Meshech Weare, a descendant of the mill owners, was New Hampshire's first president, later called governor, in 1776. Hampton Falls was the birthplace of Ralph Adams Cram, a well-known architect, who designed the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and chapels at West Point and Exeter Academy.

Villages and Place Names: Nason Corners, Sanborn Corners, Town Hall Corner, Fogg's Corner; Brimstone Hill (The Common)

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 541 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Hampton Falls totaled 1,261 over 50 years, from 629 in 1950 to 1,890 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 42 percent between 1960 and 1970, which followed a 41 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Hampton Falls was 2,033 residents, which tied with Whitefield in ranking 137th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 164.2 persons per square mile of land area. Hampton Falls contains 12.4 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Town Meeting/SB 2
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $2,371,700
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $4,227,268
Zoning Ordinance 1953/06
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Hampton Falls Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 8/9
Emergency Medical Service Private & Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 6 miles 100

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier Northern Utilities
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
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon; Comcast
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) $18.00
2005 Equalization Ratio 79.5
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.26

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
8.5%
Other Property including Utilities
2.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 816
   
2005 Single-Family Units 752
Building Permits Issued
16
2005 Multi-Family Units 54
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 10
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,033 295,076
2000 1,890 278,748
1990 1,467 246,744
1980 1,372 190,345
1970 1,254 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
953
Female
927

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
128
Age 5 to 19
384
Age 20 to 34
215
Age 35 to 54
696
Age 55 to 64
216
Age 65 and over
241
Median Age
41.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
49.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $35,060
Median 4-person family income $86,229
Median household income $76,348

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$60,250
Female
$36,750

Families below the poverty level 2.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
895 1,066
Employed
859 1,026
Unemployed
36 40
Unemployment Rate
4.0% 3.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
144 100
Average Weekly Wage
$264 $653
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
339 343
Average Weekly Wage
$423 $736
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
483 443
Average Weekly Wage
$376 $717
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
75 89
Average Weekly Wage
$414 $665
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
558 532
Average Weekly Wage
$381 $709
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Hampton Falls operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Winnacunnet Cooperative (Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook) District: SAU 21
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 1-8
Total Enrollment
254
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 157
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; McIntosh; Hesser
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Applecrest Orchards Apples 18 1920
Jensen & Zumbado Lawyers 14 1995
Agway Farm, garden supplies 11 1974
Hampton Falls Motor Inn Motel 10 1985
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 1
  State Routes 84, 88
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
         Distance 3 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
Pease International Distance 19 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
36 miles
Portland, ME
66 miles
Boston, MA
45 miles
New York City, NY
256 miles
Montreal, Quebec
292 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
4.9%
Public transportation
0.9%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
9.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.2 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
19%
Commuting to another NH community
51%
Commuting out-of-state
30%
   
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
X 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
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other:
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