North Hampton New Hampshire Community Profile

 North hampton new hampshire community profile
North Hampton, NH
Community Contact Town of North Hampton
Michael Pardue
PO Box 710
North Hampton, NH 03862

Telephone (603) 964-8087
Fax (603) 964-1514
E-mail mpardue@northhampton-nh.gov
Web Site www.northhampton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Portsmouth 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 13
Incorporated: 1742

Origin: First settled in 1639, this town was a part of Hampton known as North Hill Parish. Residents began petitioning for a separate parish as early as 1719. North Hill Parish was set off from Hampton in 1738, with the responsibility of supporting a clergyman and schoolmaster of their own. Full township privileges were not granted until 1742, following the establishment of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. North Hampton was the birthplace of General Henry Dearborn, commander-in-chief of the American forces in the War of 1812, for whom Fort Dearborn (now Chicago) and Dearborn, Michigan, were named.

Villages and Place Names: Cemetery Corners, Fogg Corner, Little Boars Head, North Hampton Center, Bass Beach

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 657 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for North Hampton totaled 3,196 over 50 years, from 1,104 in 1950 to 4,300 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 73 percent between 1950 and 1960, followed by a 71 percent increase over the next decade. The 2005 Census estimate for North Hampton was 4,581 residents, which ranked 77th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 329.1 persons per square mile of land area. North Hampton contains 13.9 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $4,111,365
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1946/04
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library North Hampton Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 6 miles 100

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Northern Utilities, Inc.
Water Supplier Aquarion Water Co of NH

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
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 No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.05
2005 Equalization Ratio 78.5
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.72

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
85.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
13.7%
Other Property including Utilities
1.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,909
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,469
Building Permits Issued
5
2005 Multi-Family Units 146
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 294
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,581 295,076
2000 4,300 278,748
1990 3,630 246,744
1980 3,425 190,345
1970 3,259 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,078
Female
2,181

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
194
Age 5 to 19
873
Age 20 to 34
517
Age 35 to 54
1,568
Age 55 to 64
498
Age 65 and over
609
Median Age
42.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
40.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $34,187
Median 4-person family income $72,500
Median household income $66,696

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$51,451
Female
$31,512

Families below the poverty level 1.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,298 2,799
Employed
2,228 2,710
Unemployed
70 89
Unemployment Rate
3.0% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
113 235
Average Weekly Wage
$535 $1,122
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,706 2,140
Average Weekly Wage
$371 $675
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,819 2,375
Average Weekly Wage
$381 $719
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
140 84
Average Weekly Wage
$516 $690
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,959 2,459
Average Weekly Wage
$391 $718
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: North Hampton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Winnacunnet Cooperative (Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook) District: SAU 21
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
Grade Levels
P K 1-8
Total Enrollment
481
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 95
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
First Student Bus service 60
Town of North Hampton Municipal services 50
Lamprey Brothers Fuel oil 30
Home Depot Home improvement retailer 2002
Marshall's Clothing store 2004
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 2002
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 1
  State Routes 1A, 111, 151
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 2
         Distance 5 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No

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 10 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
36 miles
Portland, ME
61 miles
Boston, MA
49 miles
New York City, NY
260 miles
Montreal, Quebec
291 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.0%
Public transportation
0.6%
Walked
3.5%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
5.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
22%
Commuting to another NH community
60%
Commuting out-of-state
17%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
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
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Fuller Gardens; North Hampton State Beach
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/23/06

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