Newington New Hampshire Community Profile

 Newington new hampshire community profile
Newington, NH
Community Contact Newington Board of Selectmen
Jack O'Reilly, Chairman
205 Nimble Hill Road
Newington, NH 03801

Telephone (603) 436-7640
Fax (603) 436-7188
E-mail selectmen@newington.nh.us
Web Site www.newington.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Assistant: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 am - 3 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Coastal Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 24
State Representative
Rockingham County District 16
Incorporated: 1764

Origin: This territory was a part of the Dover and Squamscot Patent known Bloody Point, in memory of a victory by early colonists over an attacking band of Indians in the late 1600s. Following a boundary dispute with Greenland in 1714, Governor Joseph Dudley gave it the name Newington Parish. In 1952, the US Air Force took command of Portsmouth Airport for a bomber base, and land for expansion was taken from Portsmouth, Newington, and Greenland; about 60 percent of the airport is in Newington. In 1957, the facility was named for Captain Harl Pease, a WWII fighter pilot posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The base fell to BRAC closure in 1991, but still houses the NH Air National Guard.

Villages and Place Names: Newington Station, Piscataqua, Bloody Point

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 542 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Newington totaled 283 over 50 years, from 494 in 1950 to 777 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 112 percent between 1950 and 1960, partially due to the establishment of Pease Air Force Base; three decades had population declines. The 2005 Census estimate for Newington was 812 residents, which ranked 199th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 98.5 persons per square mile of land area. Newington contains 8.2 square miles of land area and 4.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $5,003,365
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1952/06
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board/Town Planner

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

Public Library Langdon

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Portsmouth Regional, Portsmouth 5 miles 209

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Northern Utilities
Water Supplier City of Portsmouth

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
None

Telephone Company Bay Ring
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) $9.10
2005 Equalization Ratio 87.7
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $7.46

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
17.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
37.7%
Other Property including Utilities
45.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 321
   
2005 Single-Family Units 276
Building Permits Issued
1
2005 Multi-Family Units 43
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 2
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 812 295,076
2000 777 278,748
1990 985 246,744
1980 716 85,324
1970 798 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
385
Female
390

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
28
Age 5 to 19
156
Age 20 to 34
90
Age 35 to 54
308
Age 55 to 64
93
Age 65 and over
100
Median Age
42.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
31.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $30,172
Median 4-person family income $76,202
Median household income $59,464

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$48,750
Female
$30,250

Families below the poverty level 5.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
474 511
Employed
465 497
Unemployed
9 14
Unemployment Rate
1.9% 2.7%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
1,306 865
Average Weekly Wage
$747 $1,124
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
3,088 4,034
Average Weekly Wage
$307 $500
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
4,394 4,900
Average Weekly Wage
$438 $610
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
319 220
Average Weekly Wage
$555 $960
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
4,713 5,120
Average Weekly Wage
$446 $625
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Newington operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Portsmouth District: SAU 50
Career Technology Center(s): Portsmouth High School Region: 19

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
46
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: McIntosh; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Fox Run Mall Retail 600 1981
Neslab Light manufacturing lab equipment 600 1963
Combustion Engineering Water pumps 175 1971
Crossings at Fox Run Retail 100 1965
GP Gypsum Gypsum board 90 1989
CH Sprague Fuel storage 65 1956
Rockingham Electric Wholesale, retail shops 40 1973
Simplex Wire & Cable Underwater cable manufacturing 40 1953
Custom Pools Pool installation 35 1972
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4
  State Routes 16
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 5
         Distance 4 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation Yes

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease International
Runway
11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Pease International Distance Local
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
47 miles
Portland, ME
56 miles
Boston, MA
59 miles
New York City, NY
270 miles
Montreal, Quebec
294 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
76.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.5%
Public transportation
1.1%
Walked
4.6%
Other Means
1.7%
Worked at home
5.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
25%
Commuting to another NH community
63%
Commuting out-of-state
12%
   
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
X Museums
X 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
Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Antiques
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/23/06

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