Nottingham New Hampshire Community Profile


 Nottingham new hampshire community profile
Nottingham, NH
Community Contact Town of Nottingham
Charles Brown, Town Administrator
PO Box 114
Nottingham, NH 03290

Telephone (603) 679-5022
Fax (603) 679-1013
E-mail cbrown@nottingham-nh.gov
Web Site www.nottingham-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, and Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm, and last Saturday of the month, 9 am - 1 pm; Tax Collector: Wednesday, 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursday and Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Unattached Area - Town of Nottingham
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Rockingham Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 6
State Representative
Rockingham County District 1
Incorporated: 1722

Origin: This town was granted to petitioners from seacoast towns between Boston and Portsmouth who wished to settle a tract of land north of Exeter. The petitioners asked that the town be named New Boston, but Governor Shute gave it the name Nottingham, in honor of Daniel Finch, second Earl of Nottingham. The Earl was a close friend of Colonial Governors Shute and Dudley of Massachusetts when
New Hampshire was under that province's jurisdiction. The original grant was considerably larger than now; Deerfield separated from Nottingham in 1766, and Northwood separated in 1773.

Villages and Place Names: Nottingham Square, West Nottingham, Pawtuckaway

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,068 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Nottingham totaled 3,167 over 50 years, from 566 in 1950 to 3,733 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 105 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, more than doubling the population in ten years. The 2005 Census estimate for Nottingham was 4,372 residents, which ranked 86th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 94.0 persons per square mile of land area. Nottingham contains 46.5 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $2,900,254
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005-2006 $8,047,219
Zoning Ordinance 1980/06
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:
Conservation; Capital Improvement; Economic Dev.; Building; PLAC; NRC

Public Library Blaisdell Memorial

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department 6 Full-time
Fire Department 2 Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 16 miles 178
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 15 miles 100
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 18 miles 112

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Communal wells

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

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) $14.41
2005 Equalization Ratio 101.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.61

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.9%
Other Property including Utilities
1.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,958
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,812
Building Permits Issued
51
2005 Multi-Family Units 70
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 76
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 4,372 295,076
2000 3,733 278,748
1990 2,837 246,744
1980 1,952 190,345
1970 952 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,877
Female
1,824

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
244
Age 5 to 19
846
Age 20 to 34
523
Age 35 to 54
1,487
Age 55 to 64
335
Age 65 and over
266
Median Age
38.2 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
25.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $24,879
Median 4-person family income $65,510
Median household income $62,423

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$41,182
Female
$29,738

Families below the poverty level 0.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,010 2,608
Employed
1,948 2,514
Unemployed
62 94
Unemployment Rate
3.1% 3.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
90 125
Average Weekly Wage
$455 $735
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
39 66
Average Weekly Wage
$379 $493
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
130 191
Average Weekly Wage
$432 $652
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
92 127
Average Weekly Wage
$346 $588
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
222 317
Average Weekly Wage
$396 $626
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Nottingham operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Dover District: SAU 44
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Voc. Center; Somersworth Reg. Voc. Center; Creteau Voc. Center, Rochester Region: 12

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-8
Total Enrollment
484
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 54
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: McIntosh; Chester College of New England; University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Fernald Lumber Lumber yard/milling 10 1985
Custom Welding and Fabrications Welding, fabrications 9 1980
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4
  State Routes 152, 156
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 6;
I-95, Exit 2
         Distance 18 miles; 22 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease International
Runway
11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 25 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
25 miles
Portland, ME
74 miles
Boston, MA
63 miles
New York City, NY
266 miles
Montreal, Quebec
276 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.6%
Public transportation
0.5%
Walked
2.0%
Other Means
1.0%
Worked at home
4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
12%
Commuting to another NH community
78%
Commuting out-of-state
10%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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
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): McIntyre
   
Other: Pawtuckaway State Park
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/26/06

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