Newbury New Hampshire Community Profile

Newbury new hampshire community profile
Newbury, NH
Community Contact Town of Newbury
Dennis J. Pavlicek, Town Administrator
PO Box 296
Newbury, NH 03255

Telephone (603) 763-4940
Fax (603) 763-5298
E-mail townadmin@newburynh.org
Web Site www.newburynh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 1 pm - 7 pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 8
State Representative
Merrimack County District 3
Incorporated: 1778

Origin: Situated at the south end of Lake Sunapee, this town has had many names. The original grant by the Masonian Proprietors in 1753 named it Dantzic, after the Baltic seaport. A separate grant on adjoining land, the first provincial grant in 1754, was called Hereford, in honor of Edward Devereaux, Viscount Hereford. The grant was renewed in 1772 as Fishersfield, after Governor John Wentworth's brother-in-law John Fisher, and included both the Dantzic and Hereford grants. Fishersfield was incorporated in 1778 upon request of residents. The name was changed to Newbury in 1837, as suggested by settlers originally from Newbury, Massachusetts.

Villages and Place Names: Blodgett Landing, Edgemont, Mount Sunapee, Pine Cliff, South Newbury, Box Corner, Chalk Pond

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 331 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Newbury totaled 1,392 over 50 years, from 320 in 1950 to 1,712 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 49 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2005 Census estimate for Newbury was 2,042 residents, which ranked 136th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 57.0 persons per square mile of land area. Newbury contains 35.8 square miles of land area and 2.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $3,471,404
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1958/06
Master Plan 1997
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Newbury Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 8 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Chalk Pond, Blodgett, and private wells

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
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.63
2005 Equalization Ratio 72.7
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $10.65

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
94.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
5.1%
Other Property including Utilities
0.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,555
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,440
Building Permits Issued
22
2005 Multi-Family Units 104
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 11
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,042 146,881
2000 1,712 136,716
1990 1,351 120,618
1980 961 98,302
1970 509 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
863
Female
839

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
72
Age 5 to 19
347
Age 20 to 34
223
Age 35 to 54
598
Age 55 to 64
186
Age 65 and over
276
Median Age
42.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
41.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $29,521
Median 4-person family income $61,389
Median household income $58,026

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$42,031
Female
$29,022

Families below the poverty level 0.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
773 1,098
Employed
754 1,072
Unemployed
19 26
Unemployment Rate
2.5% 2.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
31 15
Average Weekly Wage
$524 $606
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
159 474
Average Weekly Wage
$424 $338
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
189 489
Average Weekly Wage
$440 $346
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
25 43
Average Weekly Wage
$467 $487
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
215 532
Average Weekly Wage
$444 $358
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 Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) District: SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley Technical Center, Newport or Claremont Region: 10

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Mount Sunapee Resort Recreation area 150+ 1947
Mount Sunapee (Best Western) Motel 25 2000
Baker Hill Golf Club Golf Course 20+ 2002
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 103, 103A, 103B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 12 - 12A
         Distance 8 miles; 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway
3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 34 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
45 miles
Portland, ME
130 miles
Boston, MA
95 miles
New York City, NY
268 miles
Montreal, Quebec
217 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
85.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.9%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.4%
Other Means
1.0%
Worked at home
3.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
18%
Commuting to another NH community
77%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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)
Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee
   
Other: Fells Historic Site; Stoney Brook Sanctuary
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