Newfields New Hampshire Community Profile

 Newfields new hampshire community profile
Newfields, NH
Community Contact Newfields Board of Selectmen
Janet Smith
Main Street, PO Box 300
Newfields, NH 03856

Telephone (603) 772-5070
Fax (603) 772-9004
E-mail selectmen@newfieldsnh.gov
Web Site www.newfieldsnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, plus Tuesday evenings, 6 pm - 8 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 12
Incorporated: 1849

Origin: Sitting on the west bank of the Squamscott River, this town was part of Exeter until 1727, when it was included in the Newmarket incorporation. It was called Newfield Village as early as 1681, and also known as South Newmarket, when made a parish of that town. In 1880 Dr. John M. Brodhead, presented his own library and $10,000 to the town on the condition that it be renamed Newfields. The town was so incorporated in 1895. Dr. Brodhead was a resident of the town and a descendant of John Brodhead, the town's first minister and member of the US House of Representatives, 1829-1833.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 516 residents in 1850

Population Trends: Population change for Newfields totaled 1,088 over 50 years, from 469 in 1950 to 1,557 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 80 percent increase between 1990 and 2000, accounting for more than half the total numeric increase. The 2005 Census estimate for Newfields was 1,589 residents, which ranked 155th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 224.1 persons per square mile of land area. Newfields contains 7.1 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $821,581
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $3,453,620
Zoning Ordinance 1952/06
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Newfields Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 5 miles 100

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Newfields Water Dept.

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $21.85
2005 Equalization Ratio 84.7
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.24

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
87.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
11.9%
Other Property including Utilities
0.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 576
   
2005 Single-Family Units 512
Building Permits Issued
9
2005 Multi-Family Units 54
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 10
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,589 295,076
2000 1,557 278,748
1990 864 246,744
1980 817 190,345
1970 843 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
764
Female
787

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
146
Age 5 to 19
370
Age 20 to 34
194
Age 35 to 54
613
Age 55 to 64
112
Age 65 and over
116
Median Age
36.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
44.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $28,687
Median 4-person family income $75,078
Median household income $71,375

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$50,417
Female
$31,607

Families below the poverty level 2.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
589 839
Employed
567 817
Unemployed
22 22
Unemployment Rate
3.7% 2.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
n 830
Average Weekly Wage
n $666
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
54 79
Average Weekly Wage
$242 $427
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
n 908
Average Weekly Wage
n $646
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Newfields operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are part of Exeter Region Cooperative (Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields, Stratham) District: SAU 16
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
Grade Levels
K 1-5
Total Enrollment
173
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 144
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Hutchinson Sealing Automotive products 300 1950
COED Sportswear Clothing manufacturer, distributor 20 1995
Great Bay Campground & Gas Station Convenience store, camping 16 1980
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 85, 87, 108
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 3
         Distance 8 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
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
Pease International Distance 11 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
32 miles
Portland, ME
62 miles
Boston, MA
56 miles
New York City, NY
267 miles
Montreal, Quebec
287 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
87.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.6%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
0.6%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
4.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
70%
Commuting out-of-state
15%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: NYAA
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/23/06

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