Holderness New Hampshire Community Profile

Holderness new hampshire community profile
Holderness, NH
Community Contact Town of Holderness
Walter Johnson, Town Administrator
PO Box 203
Holderness, NH 03245-0203

Telephone (603) 968-3537
Fax (603) 968-9954
E-mail holderness@adelphia.net
Web Site www.holderness-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
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 8
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: Holderness was named in 1751 for Robert Darcy, fourth Earl of Holderness, ambassador to Venice and minister at The Hague under King George III. He opposed the king's policy toward the colonies, and became a friend of Governor Wentworth in efforts to promote friendly trade relations abroad. In 1761, the land was regranted to a group of New England families and named New Holderness. Grantees included Samuel Livermore, who wanted to create a pretentious estate similar to that of the English countryside. In 1816, residents voted to change the name back to Holderness.

Villages and Place Names: Deephaven, East Holderness, Rockywold

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 329 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Holderness totaled 1,208 over 50 years, from 731 in 1950 to 1,939 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 51 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 40 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2006 Census estimate for Holderness was 2,073 residents, which ranked 135th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 67.9 persons per square mile of land area. Holderness contains 30.5 square miles of land area and 5.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $2,406,785
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005-2006 $5,406,918
Zoning Ordinance 1985/04
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Trust Funds; Library
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Budget; Recreation

Public Library Holderness Free

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 10 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.90
2006 Equalization Ratio 91.5
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $10.62

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 1,304
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,099
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
5
2006 Multi-Family Units 99
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 106
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 2,073 85,336
2000 1,939 81,826
1990 1,696 74,998
1980 1,586 65,806
1970 1,048 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
945
Female
985

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
96
Age 5 to 19
418
Age 20 to 34
273
Age 35 to 54
676
Age 55 to 64
219
Age 65 and over
248
Median Age
42.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
92.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher
40.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $27,825
Median 4-person family income $55,526
Median household income $47,895

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,500
Female
$26,116

Families below the poverty level 2.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
915 1,193
Employed
900 1,162
Unemployed
15 31
Unemployment Rate
1.6% 2.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
30 98
Average Weekly Wage
$342 $881
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
225 406
Average Weekly Wage
$322 $514
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
255 504
Average Weekly Wage
$324 $585
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
80 82
Average Weekly Wage
$429 $610
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
334 586
Average Weekly Wage
$349 $589
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Holderness operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) District: SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region: 05

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-8
Total Enrollment
212
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 42
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Holderness School Education 80 1879
Holdernesss Central School Education 40
Granite State Plasma Cutting Metal fabrication 35 1995
Resource Management, Inc. Bioproducts/solids recycling 21
Science Center of New Hampshire Environmental education 15 1967
Squam Boats Marina 8
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3
  State Routes 25, 113, 175, 175A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 25
         Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Moultonborough Airport
Runway
3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 65 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
59 miles
Portland, ME
84 miles
Boston, MA
109 miles
New York City, NY
312 miles
Montreal, Quebec
217 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.2%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
4.1%
Other Means
1.4%
Worked at home
5.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.5 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
76%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
   
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
X 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
X 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): Waterville Valley, Tenney Mtn
   
Other: Squam Lakes Science Center
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/13/07

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