New London New Hampshire Community Profile

New london new hampshire community profile
New London, NH
Community Contact Town of New London
Amy A. Rankins, Land Use & Assessing Coordinator
375 Main Street, PO Box 240
New London, NH 03257

Telephone (603) 526-4821 x20
Fax (603) 526-9494
E-mail admnasst@adelphia.net
Web Site www.nl-nh.com/

Municipal Office Hours Monday 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 1
Incorporated: 1779

Origin: This territory was first granted in 1753 as Heidelberg (spelled Hiddleburg in the grant document). The name was probably in honor of George II's visit to his German possessions at the time, and may also have been influenced by Governor Benning Wentworth's European travels. The town was granted again in 1773 as an addition to the Alexandria grant, and named Alexandria Addition, but the name didn't last. It was incorporated as New Londonderry, later shortened to New London, in 1779. New London is the location of Colby-Sawyer College.

Villages and Place Names: Crockett Corner, Elkins, Hastings, Lakeside, Otterville, Pages Corner

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 311 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for New London totaled 2,644 over 50 years, from 1,484 in 1950 to 4,128 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 31 percent between 1970 and 1980; population increased by 29 percent between both 1960 and 1970, and 1990 and 2000. The 2005 Census estimate for New London was 4,463 residents, which ranked 81st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 199.7 persons per square mile of land area. New London contains 22.4 square miles of land area and 3.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $6,236,048
Budget: School Appropriations, 2004 $22,849,470
Zoning Ordinance 1958/06
Master Plan 1998
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Tracy Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier New London Springfield Water

Sanitation Inter-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 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) $11.79
2005 Equalization Ratio 89.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $10.53

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.9%
Other Property including Utilities
0.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,244
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,795
Building Permits Issued
16
2005 Multi-Family Units 449
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 0
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,463 146,881
2000 4,128 136,716
1990 3,189 120,618
1980 2,935 98,302
1970 2,236 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,808
Female
2,308

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
120
Age 5 to 19
787
Age 20 to 34
647
Age 35 to 54
871
Age 55 to 64
463
Age 65 and over
1,228
Median Age
47.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
96.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
59.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $37,556
Median 4-person family income $82,201
Median household income $61,520

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$51,506
Female
$33,984

Families below the poverty level 1.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,508 1,898
Employed
1,488 1,841
Unemployed
20 57
Unemployment Rate
1.3% 3.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
149 212
Average Weekly Wage
$507 $794
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
2,052 2,427
Average Weekly Wage
$426 $594
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
2,201 2,640
Average Weekly Wage
$431 $610
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
80 239
Average Weekly Wage
$431 $687
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
2,281 2,879
Average Weekly Wage
$431 $616
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
1 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 K-1
Total Enrollment
387 541
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 144
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
New London Hospital Health care 356 1918
Colby-Sawyer College Education 318 1837
Cricenti's Grocery store 110 1947
Country Press Printers 30
Lake Sunapee Bank Banking 28
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 11, 103A, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 11 - 12
         Distance Local access
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 29 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
48 miles
Portland, ME
133 miles
Boston, MA
99 miles
New York City, NY
272 miles
Montreal, Quebec
212 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
62.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.6%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
13.2%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
10.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
57%
Commuting to another NH community
40%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
X Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X 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): Ragged Mountain, Mt. Sunapee Ski Area
   
Other: Barn Playhouse; Antiques
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/23/06

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