Hooksett New Hampshire Community Profile

Hooksett new hampshire community profile
Hooksett, NH
Community Contact Town of Hooksett
David Jodoin, Town Administrator
16 Main Street, Hooksett Municipal Building
Hooksett, NH 03106-1397

Telephone (603) 485-8472
Fax (603) 485-4423
E-mail djodoin@hooksett.org
Web Site www.hooksett.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Tax Collector: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, and extended hours on Wednesday until 6:30 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Manchester NH Metro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 4
State Senate
District 16
State Representative
Merrimack County District 9
Incorporated: 1822

Origin: First known as Chester Woods and Rowe's Corner, this town was called Hooksett for nearly fifty years before being incorporated. The name may have come from a hook-shaped island in the Merrimack or from early fishermen, who called the area Hookline Falls. It was also known as Isle au Hooksett and Isle au Hooksett Falls. Rocky ledges flank the Merrimack River as it passes through, and there were cross-river ferries located here, as well as lumber mills and a brick-making establishment powered by the falls. In 1794, the lottery-funded Hooksett Canal became part of the transportation facilities of the Amoskeag cotton mills in Manchester.

Villages and Place Names: Martin, Martins Corner, Rowes Corner, South Hooksett, Martins Ferry

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 880 residents in 1830

Population Trends: Population change for Hooksett totaled 8,992 over 50 years, from 2,792 in 1950 to 11,784 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 50 percent increase between 1960 and 1970; the percent change was at least 30 percent in all but one other decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Hooksett was 13,279 residents, which ranked 20th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 366.9 persons per square mile of land area. Hooksett contains 36.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Administrator & Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $14,150,709
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1957/06
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Engineering Consultant

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Town Council; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Moderator; Reps. to General Court; Sewer; Checklist; Trust Funds
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Building; Heritage; Parks & Rec; Police; Solid Waste

Public Library Hooksett Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 4/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal & Private

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 8 miles 296
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 8 miles 330

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
Water Supplier Central Water, Hooksett Village Water Precinct

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

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $22.10
2005 Equalization Ratio 78.8
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.06

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
73.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
23.3%
Other Property including Utilities
3.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 4,946
   
2005 Single-Family Units 3,141
Building Permits Issued
36
2005 Multi-Family Units 1,498
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 307
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 13,279 146,881
2000 11,784 136,716
1990 9,034 120,618
1980 7,303 98,302
1970 5,564 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
5,858
Female
5,863

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
764
Age 5 to 19
2,657
Age 20 to 34
2,372
Age 35 to 54
3,917
Age 55 to 64
949
Age 65 and over
1,062
Median Age
35.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
88.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher
29.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $24,629
Median 4-person family income $68,673
Median household income $61,491

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$43,524
Female
$31,341

Families below the poverty level 3.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
5,237 7,736
Employed
5,013 7,504
Unemployed
224 232
Unemployment Rate
4.3% 3.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
1,765 1,900
Average Weekly Wage
$619 $1,066
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
3,502 5,521
Average Weekly Wage
$459 $700
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
5,266 7,420
Average Weekly Wage
$513 $794
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
517 579
Average Weekly Wage
$422 $619
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
5,783 7,999
Average Weekly Wage
$504 $781
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Hooksett operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Manchester West or Manchester Central District: SAU 15
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
2 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 K-10
Total Enrollment
959 476
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 16 Total Capacity: 925
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Southern NH University; Hesser; St. Anselm; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
General Electric Co. Jet engine parts 800 1966
Southern NH University Education 700 1972
Granite State Marketplace 443 1988
Oxford Health Health insurance 400 1995
Hooksett Plaza 167 1974
Poultry Products Co, Inc Poultry parts 160 1978
Wal-Mart Department store 160 1991
Pro Con Inc. & others 153 1980
Cummings Printing Printing 150 1993
Merchants Automotive Group Car rentals, sales 150 1962
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3
  State Routes 3A, 28, 28 Bypass
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 9 - 11
         Distance Local access
Railroad Guilford Transportation
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway
9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 15 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
9 miles
Portland, ME
101 miles
Boston, MA
59 miles
New York City, NY
263 miles
Montreal, Quebec
252 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.8%
Public transportation
1.6%
Walked
3.6%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
3.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
21%
Commuting to another NH community
71%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
   
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
Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other:
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