Hopkinton New Hampshire Community Profile

Hopkinton new hampshire community profile
Hopkinton, NH
Community Contact Town of Hopkinton
Edward Wojnowski, Town Administrator
330 Main Street
Hopkinton, NH 03229

Telephone (603) 746-2892
Fax (603) 746-2952
E-mail selectmen@hopkinton-nh.gov
Web Site www.hopkinton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
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 15
State Representative
Merrimack County District 4
Incorporated: 1765

Origin: This area was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 as New Hampshire Number 5, one in a line of settlements between the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers. The settlers, who were from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, renamed the town New Hopkinton. The town was incorporated as Hopkinton by the New Hampshire governor and council in 1765. Setting the pattern for future towns, settlers were required to build homes, fence in their acreage, plant it with English grass, and provide a home for a minister, all within seven years. Contoocook village, a substantial portion of the town, was named for a tribe of Penacook Indians who once lived there, as was the Contoocook River which flows through the town.

Villages and Place Names: Contoocook, Hatfield Corner, Tyler, West Hopkinton, Barton's Corner, Drew Lake, Blackwater District, Gould Hill District

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,715 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Hopkinton totaled 3,581 over 50 years, from 1,831 in 1950 to 5,412 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 35 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, followed by 28 percent and 25 percent increases over the next two decades. The 2005 Census estimate for Hopkinton was 5,620 residents, which ranked 59th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 129.9 persons per square mile of land area. Hopkinton contains 43.3 square miles of land area and 1.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $4,602,397
Budget: School Appropriations, 2004-2005 $13,289,555
Zoning Ordinance 1964/98
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library, Cemetery
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Recycling; Recreation; Economic Dev; Road

Public Library Hopkinton Town

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 6 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Concord Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Contoocook/Hopkinton Village Precinct

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

Telephone Company Verizon; TDS Telecom
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) $23.61
2005 Equalization Ratio 88.6
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.84

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
90.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
6.4%
Other Property including Utilities
3.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,351
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,945
Building Permits Issued
13
2005 Multi-Family Units 275
Building Permits Issued
1
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 131
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 5,620 146,881
2000 5,412 136,716
1990 4,816 120,618
1980 3,861 98,302
1970 3,007 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,613
Female
2,786

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
281
Age 5 to 19
1,245
Age 20 to 34
580
Age 35 to 54
1,980
Age 55 to 64
593
Age 65 and over
720
Median Age
41.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
95.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
47.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $30,753
Median 4-person family income $69,737
Median household income $59,583

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$50,107
Female
$28,974

Families below the poverty level 0.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,818 2,941
Employed
2,767 2,856
Unemployed
51 85
Unemployment Rate
1.8% 2.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
432 301
Average Weekly Wage
$599 $643
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,070 1,026
Average Weekly Wage
$561 $675
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,502 1,327
Average Weekly Wage
$572 $667
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
244 297
Average Weekly Wage
$443 $707
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,746 1,623
Average Weekly Wage
$554 $675
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Hopkinton operates grades K-12 District: SAU 66
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
2 1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-6 7-8 9-12 K-8
Total Enrollment
513 164 369
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 90
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Magdalen; Franklin Pierce Law
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Yankee Book Peddler Wholesale book distributor 220
McLane's NE distribution center 200
Hopkinton School District Education 160
Merrimack County Telephone Telephone company 80
Southworth Milton Heavy machine equipment 65
Camp Merrimack LLC. Childrens' camp 60
Crathern Engineering Company Paper converting machines 52
HMC Corporation Sawmill machinery 48
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 202
  State Routes 9, 103, 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 4 - 6
         Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway
6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
22 miles
Portland, ME
107 miles
Boston, MA
72 miles
New York City, NY
276 miles
Montreal, Quebec
237 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
85.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.8%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
21%
Commuting to another NH community
77%
Commuting out-of-state
2%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Covered bridge; Hopkinton State Fair; John Brockway Nature Preserve; Chase Sanctuary; Highland Games; Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Hawthorne Forest, Elm Brook Park; Myron Chase Wildlife Santuary; Stevens Trail; Contoocook River Forest; Spirit Skateboard Park; Kimball Pond Cabins; Hopkinton-Everette Lake; Beech Hill Farmstand & Ice Cream Barn; Gould Hill Orchard; Russells Organic Blueberry Farm; Farmer's Market; Smith Pond Bog
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/22/06

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