Pembroke New Hampshire Community Profile

Pembroke new hampshire community profile
Pembroke, NH
Community Contact Town of Pembroke
Troy Brown, Town Administrator
311 Pembroke Street
Pembroke, NH 03275

Telephone (603) 485-4747
Fax (603) 485-3967
E-mail Townhall@Pembroke-NH.com
Web Site www.pembroke-nh.com/

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: also Wednesday, 5 pm - 7 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 15
State Representative
Merrimack County District 7
Incorporated: 1759

Origin: This township was first granted in 1728 to the heirs of Captain John Lovewell and members of his company or their heirs, and given the name Lovewell's Town. Captain Lovewell built the fort at Ossipee and was killed fighting the Indians at Pequawket. The township was more commonly called Suncook, after the river, and another settlement was known as Buckstreet. When the town was incorporated in 1759, it included Suncook, Buckstreet, and portions of Bow that were east of the Merrimack River. It was given the name Pembroke in honor of Henry Herbert, ninth Earl of Pembroke in southern Wales.

Villages and Place Names: North Pembroke, Suncook Village

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 956 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Pembroke totaled 3,823 over 50 years, from 3,094 in 1950 to 6,917 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 35 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the smallest, a five percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2005 Census estimate for Pembroke was 7,366 residents, which ranked 42nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 325.5 persons per square mile of land area. Pembroke contains 22.6 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $7,980,627
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $19,485,075
Zoning Ordinance 1974/06
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Water; Sewer
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Cemetery; Conservation; Recreation

Public Library Pembroke Town

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 7 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Concord Electric
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
Water Supplier Pembroke Water Works

Sanitation Private septic & Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
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
Limited
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $23.63
2005 Equalization Ratio 86.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.59

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
84.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
12.3%
Other Property including Utilities
2.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 2,959
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,767
Building Permits Issued
28
2005 Multi-Family Units 1,046
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 146
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 7,366 146,881
2000 6,917 136,716
1990 6,581 120,618
1980 4,861 98,302
1970 4,261 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,419
Female
3,478

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
454
Age 5 to 19
1,571
Age 20 to 34
1,205
Age 35 to 54
2,424
Age 55 to 64
563
Age 65 and over
680
Median Age
36.7 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
87.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
21.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $20,800
Median 4-person family income $57,106
Median household income $49,494

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$37,786
Female
$26,781

Families below the poverty level 3.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
4,208 4,282
Employed
4,096 4,138
Unemployed
112 144
Unemployment Rate
2.7% 3.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
626 707
Average Weekly Wage
$450 $801
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
640 818
Average Weekly Wage
$457 $714
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,265 1,526
Average Weekly Wage
$454 $755
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
397 409
Average Weekly Wage
$434 $669
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,663 1,935
Average Weekly Wage
$449 $736
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Pembroke operates grades K-12 District: SAU 53
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
2 1 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-4 5-8 9-12 K-9
Total Enrollment
450 389 1,024
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 435
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce Law; Southern NH University
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Associated Grocers of New England, Inc. Wholesale distribution 300 2006
Pembroke School District Education 235
Epoch Corp. Prefabricated homes 133 1983
Precision Technology Printing, finishing 100 1972
Town of Pembroke Municipal services 45 1759
Mastermatic Food processing equipment 44
TD Banknorth Banking 32 1916
Grappone Industrial Equipment sales, service 28
A & B Lumber Lumber sales, service 25
Merriam Graves Industry supplies 13
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3, 4, 202
  State Routes 9, 28, 106
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 13
         Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway
6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 17 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
13 miles
Portland, ME
96 miles
Boston, MA
63 miles
New York City, NY
267 miles
Montreal, Quebec
251 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
84.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.1%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
1.6%
Other Means
0.8%
Worked at home
3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.3 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
14%
Commuting to another NH community
81%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
   
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
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak; Sunapee
   
Other: White Sands Conservation Area
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/26/06

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