New Durham New Hampshire Community Profile

New durham new hampshire community profile
New Durham, NH
Community Contact Town of New Durham
April Whittaker, Town Administrator
4 Main Street, PO Box 207
New Durham, NH 03855

Telephone (603) 859-2091
Fax (603) 859-6644
E-mail ndadmin@worldpath.net
Web Site www.newdurhamnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, and Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 4
State Representative
Strafford County District 3
Incorporated: 1762

Origin: Granted in 1749 as Cocheco, New Durham was first settled almost entirely by colonists from Durham, New Hampshire. Colonel Thomas Tash, who had fought in England's Seven Years War against France and granted land in reward for his service, was appointed proprietor's clerk and called the first town meeting. The town was incorporated as New Durham in 1762. An early minister in the town, Reverend Benjamin Randall, founded a new religious denomination called the Free-Will Baptists, later known as Free Baptists.

Villages and Place Names: Copplecrown Village District

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 554 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for New Durham totaled 1,773 over 50 years, from 463 in 1950 to 2,236 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 103 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed b a 65 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2005 Census estimate for New Durham was 2,454 residents, which ranked 119th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 59.3 persons per square mile of land area. New Durham contains 41.4 square miles of land area and 2.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $3,031,929
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $32,424,180
Zoning Ordinance 1971/03
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Commission

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

Public Library New Durham Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 112

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
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; Union
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) $15.95
2005 Equalization Ratio 96.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.25

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.7%
Other Property including Utilities
0.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,547
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,400
Building Permits Issued
57
2005 Multi-Family Units 29
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 118
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,454 119,015
2000 2,236 112,676
1990 1,948 104,348
1980 1,183 85,324
1970 583 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,151
Female
1,069

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
145
Age 5 to 19
501
Age 20 to 34
324
Age 35 to 54
810
Age 55 to 64
202
Age 65 and over
238
Median Age
38.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,139
Median 4-person family income $52,941
Median household income $52,270

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,574
Female
$28,092

Families below the poverty level 3.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,133 1,395
Employed
1,092 1,350
Unemployed
41 45
Unemployment Rate
3.6% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
23 29
Average Weekly Wage
$312 $518
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
89 119
Average Weekly Wage
$254 $876
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
112 148
Average Weekly Wage
$266 $806
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
35 87
Average Weekly Wage
$402 $571
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
147 235
Average Weekly Wage
$298 $719
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) District: SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Region 9 Vocational Technical Center, Wolfeboro Region: 09

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
214
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 54
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: McIntosh; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Johnson's Dairy Bar Restaurant 50+ 2005
Powerspan Computer boards 50 1979
Town of New Durham Municipal services 25
New Durham School Education 19
State of New Hampshire Fish hatchery 12
Sporto's Restaurant, inn 6 1999
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 11
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 17;
I-93, Exit 15
         Distance 12 miles; 30 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, Rochester
Runway
4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Pease International Distance 33 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
40 miles
Portland, ME
65 miles
Boston, MA
88 miles
New York City, NY
299 miles
Montreal, Quebec
258 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.7%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.5%
Other Means
1.2%
Worked at home
3.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.9 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
76%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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
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): Gunstock
   
Other:
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