Henniker New Hampshire Community Profile

Henniker new hampshire community profile
Henniker, NH
Community Contact Henniker Board of Selectmen
Peter R. Flynn, Town Administrator
2 Depot Hill Road
Henniker, NH 03242

Telephone (603) 428-3221
Fax (603) 428-4366
E-mail Henniker@conknet.com
Web Site www.henniker.org

Municipal Office Hours Offices: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 5:30 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 12 noon, Wednesday and Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, and the last Saturday of each month, 10 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Hillsborough NH LMA
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 7
State Representative
Merrimack County District 5
Incorporated: 1768

Origin: This area was first known as Number 6, one of a line of settlements running between the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers. Some early settlers were families from Marlborough, Massachusetts, who named it New Marlborough. In 1752 the Masonian Proprietors granted the land to Andrew Todd, who gave it the name Todd's-town. The town was incorporated as Henniker in 1768 by Governor John Wentworth, in honor of Sir John Henniker, a London merchant who had shipping interests in Boston and Portsmouth prior to the Revolution. This town has the distinction of being the only Henniker on earth.

Villages and Place Names: Colby, Henniker Junction, West Henniker, Emerson Station

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,127 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Henniker totaled 2,769 over 50 years, from 1,675 in 1950 to 4,444 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 44 percent between 1960 and 1970, followed by a 38 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2005 Census estimate for Henniker was 4,867 residents, which ranked 71st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 110.3 persons per square mile of land area. Henniker contains 44.1 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $5,117,000
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $6,414,000
Zoning Ordinance 1973/06
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By CNHRPC & Planning Board

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

Public Library Tucker Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Full & part-time

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 15 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Cogswell Springs Water Works

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company TDS
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) $25.13
2005 Equalization Ratio 95.3
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $23.84

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
86.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
11.8%
Other Property including Utilities
2.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,835
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,206
Building Permits Issued
32
2005 Multi-Family Units 529
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 100
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,867 146,881
2000 4,444 136,716
1990 4,164 120,618
1980 3,246 98,302
1970 2,348 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,253
Female
2,180

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
219
Age 5 to 19
1,145
Age 20 to 34
965
Age 35 to 54
1,477
Age 55 to 64
275
Age 65 and over
352
Median Age
33.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
42.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $24,530
Median 4-person family income $59,527
Median household income $50,288

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$39,583
Female
$27,243

Families below the poverty level 2.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,273 2,489
Employed
2,209 2,419
Unemployed
64 70
Unemployment Rate
2.8% 2.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
380 n
Average Weekly Wage
$573 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
899 n
Average Weekly Wage
$411 n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,280 1,570
Average Weekly Wage
$459 $580
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
123 181
Average Weekly Wage
$495 $669
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,403 1,752
Average Weekly Wage
$462 $589
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Henniker operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of John Stark Regional (Henniker, Weare) District: SAU 24
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
Grade Levels
P K 1-8
Total Enrollment
540
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 112
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Pat's Peak Ski area 500 Seasonal 1965
New England College Education 216 1946
Michie Corporation Ready mixed concrete, forms, stone 80 1974
Granite State Forest Products & Log Forms Lumber, logs for log homes 75-80 1982
Henniker School District Education 67 FT 1985
HHP, Inc. Pallets, dimension lumber 50 1966
Henniker Crushed Stone Stone, sand 30 1972
Patenaude Lumber Lumber 30 1978
Town of Henniker Municipal services 27
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 202
  State Routes 9, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
         Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway
3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
26 miles
Portland, ME
116 miles
Boston, MA
79 miles
New York City, NY
255 miles
Montreal, Quebec
233 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.5%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
6.3%
Other Means
0.8%
Worked at home
5.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
37%
Commuting to another NH community
62%
Commuting out-of-state
2%
   
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
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Canoeing; Kayaking; Community center; Teen center
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/21/06

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