Hillsborough New Hampshire Community Profile

 Hillsborough new hampshire community profile
Hillsborough, NH
Community Contact Town of Hillsborough
James Coffey, Administrator
School Street, PO Box 7
Hillsborough, NH 03244

Telephone (603) 464-3877
Fax (603) 464-4270
E-mail hillsboro@hillsboroughnh.net
Web Site www.town.hillsborough.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 am - 4:45 pm, Tuesday, 9 am - 6:45 pm, and the last Saturday of each month, 10 am - 11:45 am

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Hillsborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Business Ventures

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 7
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 1
Incorporated: 1772

Origin: This area was first granted in 1735 by Massachusetts Governor Jonathan Belcher as Number 7, one of nine towns set up as defense barriers against Indian attacks. Following the 1741 establishment the boundary between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Number 7 became part of the lands being granted by the Masonian Proprietors. The township was known as Hillsborough, probably for Colonel John Hill, who had purchased the Number 7 grant from the original grant holders, and in 1748 came to agreement with the Masonian Proprietors about settlement. Hillsborough is the birthplace of Franklin Pierce, fourteenth President of the United States, the only President from New Hampshire.

Villages and Place Names: Hillsboro Center, Hillsboro Lower Village, Hillsboro Upper Village, Bridge Village

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 798 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Hillsborough totaled 2,771 over 50 years, from 2,179 in 1950 to 4,950 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change came between 1980 and 1990, when the population increased by 37 percent. The 2005 Census estimate for Hillsborough was 5,402 residents, which ranked 60th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 123.6 persons per square mile of land area. Hillsborough contains 43.7 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $6,354,007
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1976/06
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Fuller Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 23 miles 295
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 19 miles 62

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Hillsborough Water Works; Emerald Lake

Sanitation Private septic & Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Granite State; 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) $17.57
2005 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.78

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
80.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
16.1%
Other Property including Utilities
3.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,752
   
2005 Single-Family Units 2,216
Building Permits Issued
57
2005 Multi-Family Units 460
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 76
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 5,402 401,291
2000 4,950 382,384
1990 4,708 336,549
1980 3,437 276,608
1970 2,775 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,409
Female
2,519

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
301
Age 5 to 19
1,117
Age 20 to 34
834
Age 35 to 54
1,642
Age 55 to 64
406
Age 65 and over
628
Median Age
37.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
88.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
19.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $20,122
Median 4-person family income $50,445
Median household income $44,500

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$37,016
Female
$24,795

Families below the poverty level 6.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,789 2,578
Employed
2,699 2,470
Unemployed
90 108
Unemployment Rate
3.2% 4.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,895 1,795
Average Weekly Wage
$506 $683
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
275 77
Average Weekly Wage
$436 $594
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
2,170 1,873
Average Weekly Wage
$497 $679
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 Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative (Deering, Hillsborough) District: SAU 34
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 1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 K-12
Total Enrollment
577 379 462
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 167
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Magdalen
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Osram-Sylvania Automotive lighting 950 1971
Hillsboro-Deering School District Education 180
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 120 2003
Town of Hillsborough Municipal services 40 1772
Barrett & Gould Sheet metal working 35 1997
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 202
  State Routes 9, 31, 149
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 5
         Distance 14 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 32 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
27 miles
Portland, ME
122 miles
Boston, MA
80 miles
New York City, NY
249 miles
Montreal, Quebec
250 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
77.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.1%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
3.9%
Other Means
1.2%
Worked at home
6.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
36%
Commuting to another NH community
61%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
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
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
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: Franklin Pierce Homestead; Fox State Forest, Historic Stone Arch Bridges
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/21/06

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