Hill New Hampshire Community Profile

Hill new hampshire community profile
Hill, NH
Community Contact Town of Hill
Board of Selectmen
30 Crescent Street, PO Box 236
Hill, NH 03243

Telephone (603) 934-1094
Fax (603) 934-1094
E-mail hillselectmen@adelphia.net
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, and Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 1 pm, Thursday and Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 5
State Representative
Merrimack County District 2
Incorporated: 1778

Origin: First granted in 1753 to a group of settlers from Chester, New Hampshire, this town was known as New Chester. In 1837, the town was renamed in honor of Isaac Hill, who served as governor and as a senator during President James Buchanan's administration. In 1937, Hill residents learned that their village was to become a flood control reservoir for the Franklin Falls dam project. Citizens purchased land on higher ground, and began planning a new village. By June 1941 the new town hall and school were completed, along with the streets, water system, and 30 houses.

Villages and Place Names: Hill Center, Murray Hill, South Alexandria

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 312 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Hill totaled 686 over 50 years, from 310 in 1950 to 996 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 64 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the percent change was at least ten percent each decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Hill was 1,094 residents, which ranked 178th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 41.0 persons per square mile of land area. Hill contains 26.7 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $780,150
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1973/02
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Hill Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Part-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 8 miles 49

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hill Water Works

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

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.50
2005 Equalization Ratio 84.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.93

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
87.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.0%
Other Property including Utilities
11.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 486
   
2005 Single-Family Units 401
Building Permits Issued
3
2005 Multi-Family Units 22
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 63
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,094 146,881
2000 996 136,716
1990 817 120,618
1980 736 98,302
1970 450 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
502
Female
490

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
46
Age 5 to 19
243
Age 20 to 34
154
Age 35 to 54
358
Age 55 to 64
90
Age 65 and over
101
Median Age
38.7 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
85.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
12.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $21,004
Median 4-person family income $50,000
Median household income $48,333

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,120
Female
$24,312

Families below the poverty level 2.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
513 654
Employed
495 632
Unemployed
18 22
Unemployment Rate
3.5% 3.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 23
Average Weekly Wage
n $1,375
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 28
Average Weekly Wage
n $406
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
29 51
Average Weekly Wage
$338 $838
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
27 34
Average Weekly Wage
$200 $381
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
56 86
Average Weekly Wage
$272 $655
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Hill operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Franklin District: SAU 18
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton Region: 08

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
85
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 116
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Colby-Sawyer
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 3A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
         Distance 12 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, Bristol
Runway
1,930 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 40 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
48 miles
Portland, ME
113 miles
Boston, MA
98 miles
New York City, NY
302 miles
Montreal, Quebec
234 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.8%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.1%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
2.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.9 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
10%
Commuting to another NH community
86%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
   
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
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
   
Other: Wade State Forest; Old Hill Village
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/21/06

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