Mont Vernon New Hampshire Community Profile

 Mont vernon new hampshire community profile
Mont Vernon, NH
Community Contact Town of Mont Vernon
Laurie Brown
1 South Main Street, PO Box 444
Mont Vernon, NH 03057

Telephone (603) 673-6080
Fax (603) 673-5995
E-mail townofmontvernon@adelphia.net
Web Site http://town.mont-vernon.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk: Monday and Wednesday, 5 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon; Tax Collector: Monday, 6 pm - 8 pm and Tuesday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Gateway Industrial Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 9
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 4
Incorporated: 1803

Origin: This town started as the northwest parish of Amherst. Residents of the parish felt that their homes were too far from the courthouse in Amherst, making travel to town meetings very inconvenient. Mont Vernon was incorporated by legislature in 1803. The name was probably in honor of George Washington's Virginia estate, which got its name from Admiral Edward Vernon. George Washington's brother, Lawrence, the original owner of the estate, served under Admiral Vernon as an officer. Although probably not the reason for selecting this name, Admiral Vernon was also a close friend of Governor Wentworth.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 762 residents in 1810

Population Trends: Population change for Mont Vernon totaled 1,652 over 50 years, from 405 in 1950 to 2,057 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 59 percent between 1970 and 1980, following a 55 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2005 Census estimate for Mont Vernon was 2,347 residents, which ranked 124th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 139.5 persons per square mile of land area. Mont Vernon contains 16.8 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $1,589,256
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $4,076,751
Zoning Ordinance 1963/04
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Daland Memorial

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 15 miles 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 16 miles 208
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 16 miles 330

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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; Wilton
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) $21.66
2005 Equalization Ratio 85.3
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.43

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
98.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
0.7%
Other Property including Utilities
0.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 863
   
2005 Single-Family Units 767
Building Permits Issued
19
2005 Multi-Family Units 25
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 71
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,347 401,291
2000 2,057 382,384
1990 1,832 336,549
1980 1,444 276,608
1970 906 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,041
Female
993

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
117
Age 5 to 19
530
Age 20 to 34
234
Age 35 to 54
786
Age 55 to 64
182
Age 65 and over
185
Median Age
38.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
42.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $30,772
Median 4-person family income $77,869
Median household income $71,250

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$50,353
Female
$32,500

Families below the poverty level 1.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
982 1,317
Employed
945 1,280
Unemployed
37 37
Unemployment Rate
3.8% 2.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
12 n
Average Weekly Wage
$318 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
42 n
Average Weekly Wage
$350 n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
54 208
Average Weekly Wage
$343 $1,405
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
53 69
Average Weekly Wage
$337 $513
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
107 277
Average Weekly Wage
$340 $1,183
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Mont Vernon operates grades K-6; grades 7-8 are tuitioned to Amherst; grades 9-12 are part of Souhegan Cooperative (Amherst; Mont Vernon) District: SAU 39
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS; Nashua HS North Region: 16

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
247
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Hesser; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Information Unlimited, Inc. Science educational devices 12 1972
Mont Vernon Inn Retirement home 10 1978
Mont Vernon General Store Convenience store 7
Mont Vernon Design Design services 2 1984
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 13
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-293, Exit 4
         Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway
5,501 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 19 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
17 miles
Portland, ME
113 miles
Boston, MA
59 miles
New York City, NY
228 miles
Montreal, Quebec
268 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
85.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.8%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
0.7%
Worked at home
5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.5 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
11%
Commuting to another NH community
77%
Commuting out-of-state
12%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Lamson Farm; Purgatory Falls
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/23/06

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