Haverhill New Hampshire Community Profile

Haverhill new hampshire community profile
Haverhill, NH
Community Contact Town of Haverhill
Glenn English, Town Manager
2975 Dartmouth College Highway
North Haverhill, NH 03774

Telephone (603) 787-6800
Fax (603) 787-2226
E-mail townmanager@sau23.org
Web Site www.town.haverhill.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Haverhill NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 5
Incorporated: 1763

Origin: Settled by citizens from Haverhill, Massachusetts, the town was first known as Lower Coos. In 1773, Haverhill became the county seat of Grafton County. It was the terminus of the Old Province Road, which connected the northern and western settlements with the seacoast. The village of Woodsville, named for John L. Woods of Wells River, Vermont, was once a very important railroad center. Woods operated a sawmill on the Ammonoosuc River, and developed a railroad supply enterprise following the establishment of the Boston, Concord, and Montreal Railroad. The village of Pike was settled by future employees of the Pike Manufacturing Company, which was, for a time, the world's leading manufacturer of whetstones.

Villages and Place Names: Center Haverhill, East Haverhill, North Haverhill, Pike, Woodsville, Haverhill Corner, Mountain Lakes

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 552 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population in Haverhill increased by less than one-third over 50 years, a total numeric change of 1,061, from 3,357 in 1950 to 4,418 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 23 percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2006 Census estimate for Haverhill was 4,599 residents, which ranked 78th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 89.9 persons per square mile of land area. Haverhill contains 51.2 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $2,921,034
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1997
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Haverhill Library Association; Pike;
Patten; Woodsville Free Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer & on call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Full-time (Woodsville Ambulance)

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville Local 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Woodsville; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier 4 Districts

Sanitation Private septic & Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes-Private
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.44
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.67

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
80.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
14.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
5.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 2,325
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,516
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Multi-Family Units 496
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
12
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 313
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 4,599 85,336
2000 4,418 81,826
1990 4,230 74,998
1980 3,445 65,806
1970 3,090 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,202
Female
2,214

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
217
Age 5 to 19
920
Age 20 to 34
775
Age 35 to 54
1,291
Age 55 to 64
435
Age 65 and over
778
Median Age
39.7 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
19.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $17,465
Median 4-person family income $44,816
Median household income $36,853

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$27,100
Female
$23,828

Families below the poverty level 6.4%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
2,194 1,980
Employed
2,061 1,897
Unemployed
133 83
Unemployment Rate
6.1% 4.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
277 324
Average Weekly Wage
$448 $665
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
917 1,093
Average Weekly Wage
$411 $584
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,194 1,417
Average Weekly Wage
$419 $603
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
792 805
Average Weekly Wage
$444 $619
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,986 2,222
Average Weekly Wage
$429 $609
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) District: SAU 23
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career and Technical Center, Bradford VT Region: 04

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1 3
Grade Levels
P K 1-3 4-8 9-12 5-12
Total Enrollment
225 310 307 61
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 9 Total Capacity: 175
Nearest Community/Technical College: Berlin
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Littleton
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Grafton County Complex Governmental unit 325
Cottage Hospital Health care 210
Upper Valley Press/Transport Printing, transport 125 1975
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Financial institution 100 1889
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 302
  State Routes 10, 25, 116, 135
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
         Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, Haverhill
Runway
2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
96 miles
Portland, ME
121 miles
Boston, MA
147 miles
New York City, NY
300 miles
Montreal, Quebec
174 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
76.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.4%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
7.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
50%
Commuting to another NH community
38%
Commuting out-of-state
12%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X 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
X 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): Loon, Cannon Mtns
   
Other: North Haverhill Fair; Bedell Bridge Historic Site; 4th July Parade
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/13/07

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