Kingston New Hampshire Community Profile

 Kingston new hampshire community profile
Kingston, NH
Community Contact Kingston Board of Selectmen
Charles Hart, Chairman
163 Main Street, PO Box 716
Kingston, NH 03848

Telephone (603) 642-3342
Fax (603) 642-4108
E-mail ckenerson@adelphia.net
Web Site www.kingstonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 am - 4 pm & 7 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Rockingham Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 23
State Representative
Rockingham County District 8
Incorporated: 1694

Origin: Kingston was the fifth town to be established in New Hampshire, and its charter was issued in 1694. The establishment of settlements was made possible by peace treaties with the Indians following King William's War, during the reign of William and Mary. This settlement, known as King's-Town, was probably named by residents who had come from Kingston, Massachusetts. Kingston was home to Dr. Josiah Bartlett, president of the state from 1790 to 1794, delegate to the Continental Congress, first signer of the Declaration of Independence, and founder of the New Hampshire Medical Society.

Villages and Place Names: South Kingston, West Kingston

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 906 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Kingston was 4,622 over 50 years, from 1,283 in 1950 to 5,905 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 72 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, this was followed by a 43 percent increase over the next decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Kingston was 6,240 residents, which ranked 52nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 314.4 persons per square mile of land area. Kingston contains 19.9 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $4,743,623
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006-07 $26,314,732
Zoning Ordinance 1955/05
Master Plan 1986
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Constable; Fire Wards; Moderator; Budget; Police Officers (2); Road Agent; Selectmen; Planning; Library; Checklist; Town Clerk - Tax Collector; Treasurer; Trust Funds
Appointed:
Cable TV; Conservation; Family Mediation; Great Pond; Grievance; Highway Safety; Zoning; Historic District; Historical Museum; Kingston Days; Recreation; Solid Waste

Public Library Nichols Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 8 miles 100

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Exeter & Hampton; NH Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
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 Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.10
2005 Equalization Ratio 84.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.06

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.5%
Other Property including Utilities
1.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,465
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,924
Building Permits Issued
22
2005 Multi-Family Units 401
Building Permits Issued
4
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 140
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 6,240 295,076
2000 5,905 278,748
1990 5,563 246,744
1980 4,111 190,345
1970 2,882 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,887
Female
2,975

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
351
Age 5 to 19
1,308
Age 20 to 34
927
Age 35 to 54
2,204
Age 55 to 64
557
Age 65 and over
515
Median Age
38 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
22.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $28,795
Median 4-person family income $66,509
Median household income $61,522

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$42,256
Female
$31,210

Families below the poverty level 1.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
3,301 3,469
Employed
3,119 3,294
Unemployed
182 175
Unemployment Rate
5.5% 5.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
116 170
Average Weekly Wage
$583 $682
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,033 1,164
Average Weekly Wage
$380 $568
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,149 1,334
Average Weekly Wage
$400 $583
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
197 273
Average Weekly Wage
$473 $694
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,346 1,608
Average Weekly Wage
$411 $602
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades 1-12 are part of Sanborn Regional (Kingston, Newton) District: SAU 17
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter Region: 18

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment
407 589
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 270
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; University of NH; Northern Essex (MA)
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Sanborn School District Education 353 1966
Town of Kingston Municipal services 147 1694
Safeway Transportstion Co Inc Busing 140 1980
Sears Logistics Warehouse, appliances 96 1992
1686 Kingston House Restaurant Restaurant 60
Pond View Restaurant Restaurant 55 1975
Landscapers Depot Landscaping 50 1993
Northland Forest Lumber 45 1970
TD Banknorth Banking 12 1973
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 107, 107A, 111, 125
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-495 (MA), Exit 51
         Distance 10 miles
Railroad Yes
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hampton Airfield
Runway
2,100 ft. turf
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 30 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
29 miles
Portland, ME
74 miles
Boston, MA
46 miles
New York City, NY
249 miles
Montreal, Quebec
284 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.2%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
1.4%
Other Means
1.4%
Worked at home
6.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
18%
Commuting to another NH community
47%
Commuting out-of-state
35%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
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
X 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
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Historical buildings; Kingston State Beach; Kingston Days
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/22/06

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