New Boston New Hampshire Community Profile

 New boston new hampshire community profile
New Boston, NH
Community Contact Town of New Boston
Nicola Strong, Planning Coordinator
PO Box 250
New Boston, NH 03070

Telephone (603) 487-5504 x111
Fax (603) 487-2975
E-mail planning@new-boston.nh.us
Web Site www.new-boston.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, and Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm; Tax Collector: Monday and Wednesday, 9 am - 1 pm; Planning: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Manchester NH Metro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 9
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 4
Incorporated: 1763

Origin: This territory was first granted in 1736 by Governor Jonathan Belcher of Massachusetts to John Simpson and others who were soldiers, or their heirs, engaged in the 1690 Canada Expedition. For a time, the town was known as Lanes-town or Boston Piscataquog Township. In 1748, the Masonian Proprietors confirmed the grant. Not all the grantees took claim, and in 1751 the territory was granted to Job Lewis and others. In 1763, Governor Benning Wentworth formally adopted the long-used name of New Boston.

Villages and Place Names: Klondike Corner

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,202 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for New Boston totaled 3,325 over 50 years, from 865 in 1950 to 4,190 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 66 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the second largest was a 50 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2005 Census estimate for New Boston was 4,880 residents, which ranked 70th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 113.6 persons per square mile of land area. New Boston contains 43.0 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $4,171,238
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $7,819,365
Zoning Ordinance 1977/06
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Whipple Free

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 17 miles 296
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 14 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
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
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) $28.90
2005 Equalization Ratio 49.3
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.27

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
3.5%
Other Property including Utilities
1.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,832
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,625
Building Permits Issued
52
2005 Multi-Family Units 152
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 55
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,880 401,291
2000 4,190 382,384
1990 3,198 336,549
1980 1,928 276,608
1970 1,390 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,071
Female
2,067

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
316
Age 5 to 19
1,011
Age 20 to 34
639
Age 35 to 54
1,643
Age 55 to 64
321
Age 65 and over
208
Median Age
36.2 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
36.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $26,488
Median 4-person family income $69,458
Median household income $66,020

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$47,173
Female
$32,417

Families below the poverty level 3.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,090 2,884
Employed
2,047 2,797
Unemployed
43 87
Unemployment Rate
2.1% 3.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
96 91
Average Weekly Wage
$367 $733
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
178 335
Average Weekly Wage
$317 $606
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
274 426
Average Weekly Wage
$334 $633
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
150 169
Average Weekly Wage
$466 $636
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
424 595
Average Weekly Wage
$381 $634
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: New Boston operates grades 1-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Goffstown District: SAU 19
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
P K 1-6
Total Enrollment
497
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 161
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: St. Anselm; Hesser; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Computer Management Dynamics Computer systems design & consulting 20 1980
New Boston Tavern Restaurant 20 1979
Rising Generation Learning Center Day care 12 1988
Daniel's Garage Propane, oil, drilling, blasting 12
Mr. Gee's Tire Corp. Tires 10 1976
Dodge's General Store Retail 8 1872
Dodge Farms Agriculture 6 1918
TD Banknorth Banking 6 1992
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 13, 77, 136
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-293, Exit 4
         Distance 14 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway
3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 17 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
14 miles
Portland, ME
113 miles
Boston, MA
67 miles
New York City, NY
235 miles
Montreal, Quebec
261 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.5%
Public transportation
0.5%
Walked
1.3%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
78%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak; Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair; Deland Forest Sanctuary; Fourth of July Parade
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/23/06

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