Newport New Hampshire Community Profile

Newport new hampshire community profile
Newport, NH
Community Contact Town of Newport Planning Department
Julie Collins, Planning & Zoning Administrator
15 Sunapee Street, Municipal Building
Newport, NH 03773

Telephone (603) 863-6278
Fax (603) 863-8008
E-mail topaz@newportnh.net
Web Site www.newportnh.net

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Newport 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 1
State Senate
District 8
State Representative
Sullivan County District 2
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: The first grant of this territory was in 1753 as Grenville, after George Grenville, William Pitt's brother-in-law. Few of the grantees were able to take up claim, and in 1761, the town was granted to a new group as Newport, in honor of Henry Newport, a distinguished English soldier and statesman. This group also had difficulty settling, and was granted a charter renewal in 1769. One of the most well-known people born in Newport was Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, daughter of innkeeper Gordon Buell. She was one of the first women editors in America who edited the book "Poems for Children" that included "Mary Had A Little Lamb." She made a successful appeal to President Lincoln for creation of a national holiday to be known as Thanksgiving Day.

Villages and Place Names: Chandlers Mills, Guild, Kelleyville, North Newport, Chandler Station

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 780 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Newport totaled 1,145 over 50 years, from 5,131 to 6,276 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was eight percent between 1960 and 1970; population decreased by two percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2006 Census estimate for Newport was 6,528 residents, which ranked 50th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 150.0 persons per square mile of land area. Newport contains 43.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $7,850,000
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1965/04
Master Plan 1995
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Library; Zoning; Heritage; Airport; Recreation

Public Library Richards Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 4/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 11 miles 45
New London Hospital, New London 13 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Conn. Valley
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Newport Water Works

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
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) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $38.93
2006 Equalization Ratio 49.6
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.29

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
69.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
28.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 2,761
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,553
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
11
2006 Multi-Family Units 910
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 298
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 6,528 42,979
2000 6,276 40,560
1990 6,095 38,652
1980 6,229 36,063
1970 5,899 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,086
Female
3,183

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
398
Age 5 to 19
1,391
Age 20 to 34
1,153
Age 35 to 54
1,845
Age 55 to 64
521
Age 65 and over
961
Median Age
37.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
78.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
11.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $16,964
Median 4-person family income $45,508
Median household income $37,442

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,807
Female
$22,788

Families below the poverty level 10.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
3,206 2,989
Employed
3,108 2,891
Unemployed
98 98
Unemployment Rate
3.1% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
2,204 1,518
Average Weekly Wage
$586 $863
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,347 1,561
Average Weekly Wage
$376 $559
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
3,551 3,079
Average Weekly Wage
$506 $709
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
1,014 707
Average Weekly Wage
$452 $608
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
4,564 3,787
Average Weekly Wage
$494 $690
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Newport operates grades K-12 District: SAU 43
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
2 1 1 2
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P 6-12
Total Enrollment
453 261 446 44
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 10 Total Capacity: 438
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Sturm Ruger & Co. Sporting firearms 1,100
LaValley Building Supply Building components 100
Latva Machine Co., Inc. Precision machine parts 100
Gloenco-Newport, Inc. Plastic heat shrink guns 75
Hartford/Eiclenhauer Heating elements 70
Carroll Concrete Concrete products 69
United Construction Construction contractor 50
Roymal Coatings & Chemicals, Inc. Protective coatings 27
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 10, 11, 103
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 12A - 13
         Distance 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes

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
52 miles
Portland, ME
145 miles
Boston, MA
105 miles
New York City, NY
258 miles
Montreal, Quebec
212 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.7%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
4.0%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
54%
Commuting to another NH community
42%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
   
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
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X 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
X 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): Mt Sunapee
   
Other: Covered Bridges; Lake Sunapee; Parlin Field Airport; Rails to Trails; Sugar River; Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 09/27/07

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