Newmarket New Hampshire Community Profile

 Newmarket new hampshire community profile
Newmarket, NH
Community Contact Town of Newmarket
Al Dixon
186 Main Street
Newmarket, NH 03857

Telephone (603) 659-3617
Fax (603) 659-8508
E-mail admin@newmarketnh.gov
Web Site www.newmarketnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 7 am - 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, and Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Unattached Area - Town of Newmarket
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
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: 1727

Origin: This was one of six towns granted by the Massachusetts government in the last year of the reign of King George I. Separated from Exeter in 1727, it was incorporated as Newmarket Parish, and included South Newmarket (Newfields). Newmarket was granted full town privileges by legislature in 1737. It was probably named for Newmarket in County Suffolk, England. The Lamprey River, which runs through the town, was named for John Lamprey, a Saxon word for a woodland enclosure where peace is to be found. Newmarket was a center of the New England shipping trade with the West Indies.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,137 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Newmarket totaled 5,364 over 50 years, from 2,709 in 1950 to 8,073 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 68 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, accounting for over half the total numeric change. The 2005 Census estimate for Newmarket was 9,175 residents, which ranked 31st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 730.5 persons per square mile of land area. Newmarket contains 12.6 square miles of land area and 1.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Council/Town Admin.
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $8,870,991
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1972/05
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Town Council; Planning
Appointed:
Conservation; Library

Public Library Newmarket 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 8 miles 100

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Propane Home Gas, Eastern
Water Supplier Municipal

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
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) $20.39
2005 Equalization Ratio 86.6
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.32

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
81.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
17.9%
Other Property including Utilities
0.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 4,162
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,675
Building Permits Issued
13
2005 Multi-Family Units 2,265
Building Permits Issued
69
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 222
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 9,175 295,076
2000 8,073 278,748
1990 7,203 246,744
1980 4,290 190,345
1970 3,361 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,982
Female
4,045

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
499
Age 5 to 19
1,458
Age 20 to 34
2,404
Age 35 to 54
2,509
Age 55 to 64
482
Age 65 and over
675
Median Age
32.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
32.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,085
Median 4-person family income $53,750
Median household income $46,058

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$38,089
Female
$26,375

Families below the poverty level 5.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
4,174 5,945
Employed
4,036 5,763
Unemployed
138 182
Unemployment Rate
3.3% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
375 445
Average Weekly Wage
$583 $902
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
625 765
Average Weekly Wage
$389 $529
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,000 1,210
Average Weekly Wage
$462 $666
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
232 321
Average Weekly Wage
$465 $642
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,232 1,531
Average Weekly Wage
$462 $661
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Newmarket operates grades K-12 District: SAU 31
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 1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
523 280 317
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 140
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: McIntosh; Franklin Pierce; Hesser; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
SAU 31 School district 146
Essex/Suflex Wire coating 114
Vitronics Computers 85 1985
Town of Newmarket Municipal services 51
Lamprey Health Care Health agency 50
Great Bay Athletic Club Physical education facility 47
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 108, 152
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 3
         Distance 10 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation Yes

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 13 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
33 miles
Portland, ME
65 miles
Boston, MA
59 miles
New York City, NY
270 miles
Montreal, Quebec
288 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
84.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.7%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
1.3%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
3.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
15%
Commuting to another NH community
74%
Commuting out-of-state
11%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X 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
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:
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