Newton New Hampshire Community Profile

 Newton new hampshire community profile
Newton, NH
Community Contact Town of Newton
Ray Thayer
2 Town Hall Road, PO Box 378
Newton, NH 03858

Telephone (603) 382-4096
Fax (603) 382-2596
E-mail newtonnhtownhall@adelphia.net
Web Site www.newton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Wednesday, 8 am - 4 pm, and Thursday, 12 noon - 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 11
Incorporated: 1749

Origin: The sixth town to be granted from the Masonian land purchase of 1746, Newton was originally part of South Hampton. Residents in the western portion felt they were too far away from the South Hampton church and meetinghouse, some having to travel 14 miles, and petitioned for a parish of their own. The town was incorporated as New Town in 1749 simply because it was a new town. The church built by these residents was the first Baptist church in New Hampshire. In 1846, the New Hampshire legislature voted to contract the name to Newton.

Villages and Place Names: Crane Crossing, Newton Junction, Rowes Corner, Sargent Corners

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 530 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Newton totaled 3,152 over 50 years, from 1,173 in 1950 to 4,325 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 60 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 35 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Newton was 4,457 residents, which ranked 82nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 453.4 persons per square mile of land area. Newton contains 9.8 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $2,297,296
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1973/02
Master Plan 1998
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Gale

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 8/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 11 miles 100
Merrimack Valley, Haverhill MA 9 miles 129

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Exeter & Hampton
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
unknown
Residential
unknown

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.27
2005 Equalization Ratio 102.8
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.71

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
6.2%
Other Property including Utilities
2.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,680
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,428
Building Permits Issued
40
2005 Multi-Family Units 217
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 35
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,457 295,076
2000 4,325 278,748
1990 3,546 246,744
1980 3,068 190,345
1970 1,920 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,135
Female
2,154

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
328
Age 5 to 19
1,001
Age 20 to 34
786
Age 35 to 54
1,539
Age 55 to 64
310
Age 65 and over
325
Median Age
35.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
21.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,910
Median 4-person family income $62,271
Median household income $60,972

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$43,510
Female
$32,471

Families below the poverty level 2.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,046 2,604
Employed
1,896 2,476
Unemployed
150 128
Unemployment Rate
7.3% 4.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
49 104
Average Weekly Wage
$555 $1,127
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
100 163
Average Weekly Wage
$412 $723
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
150 267
Average Weekly Wage
$459 $881
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
98 164
Average Weekly Wage
$522 $650
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
248 430
Average Weekly Wage
$484 $793
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 Sanborn Regional (Kingston, Newton) District: SAU 17
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
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8
Total Enrollment
314 492
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 102
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Town of Newton Municipal services 130 1749
Ravensburger-FX Schmid, USA Game puzzles 45 1998
Continental Biomass Inc. (CBI) Production machinery 31 1996
Newton Greenhouse Wholesale florist 12 1971
Pro Design Fiberglass forms 12 1989
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 108
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-495 (MA), Exit 53
         Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lawrence (MA) Municipal
Runway
5,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Pease International Distance 29 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
34 miles
Portland, ME
78 miles
Boston, MA
45 miles
New York City, NY
248 miles
Montreal, Quebec
290 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
84.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.3%
Public transportation
1.3%
Walked
0.6%
Other Means
2.0%
Worked at home
1.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
7%
Commuting to another NH community
35%
Commuting out-of-state
57%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
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
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:
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