Salisbury New Hampshire Community Profile

Salisbury new hampshire community profile
Salisbury, NH
Community Contact Town of Salisbury
Dora Rapalyea, Town Clerk
PO Box 180
Salisbury, NH 03268

Telephone (603) 648-2473
Fax (603) 648-6658
E-mail not available
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon

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

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 7
State Representative
Merrimack County District 6
Incorporated: 1768

Origin: This town was first granted in 1736 by the Massachusetts government. It was named Baker's Town, in honor of Captain Thomas Baker, a famous Indian scout. Following establishment of New Hampshire-Massachusetts border in 1741, the previous grant became void and a new grant was issued in 1749. The town was renamed Stevens-town, after Colonel Ebenezer Stevens of Kingston. It was also known as Gerrish-town or New Salisbury, before being incorporated by the New Hampshire government in 1768 as Salisbury after Salisbury, Massachusetts. Among the first settlers was Ebenezer Webster, father of Daniel Webster, who was born in Salisbury in 1782.

Villages and Place Names: Salisbury Heights, Scribners Corner, Smiths Corner, Thompson Corner, West Salisbury

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,372 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Salisbury totaled 720 over 50 years, from 423 in 1950 to 1,143 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 42 percent between 1960 and 1970, followed by increases of 33 percent and 35 percent over the next two decades. The 2005 Census estimate for Salisbury was 1,253 residents, which ranked 170th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 31.7 persons per square mile of land area. Salisbury contains 39.6 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2002 $768,268
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1974/02
Master Plan 1991
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning
Appointed:
Library

Public Library Salisbury Free

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Franklin Regional, Franklin 8 miles 49

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop.; PSNH; Concord Electric
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; Merrimack Co.
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
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) $18.57
2005 Equalization Ratio 76.5
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.31

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
90.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.5%
Other Property including Utilities
8.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 588
   
2005 Single-Family Units 544
Building Permits Issued
12
2005 Multi-Family Units 17
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 27
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,253 146,881
2000 1,143 136,716
1990 1,056 120,618
1980 781 98,302
1970 589 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
578
Female
559

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
65
Age 5 to 19
241
Age 20 to 34
160
Age 35 to 54
414
Age 55 to 64
143
Age 65 and over
114
Median Age
40.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.6%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $23,112
Median 4-person family income $62,321
Median household income $55,000

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,991
Female
$28,462

Families below the poverty level 0.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
631 741
Employed
620 723
Unemployed
11 18
Unemployment Rate
1.7% 2.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
26 n
Average Weekly Wage
$343 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
13 n
Average Weekly Wage
$634 n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
40 78
Average Weekly Wage
$440 $702
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
34 37
Average Weekly Wage
$184 $347
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
73 115
Average Weekly Wage
$322 $587
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Merrimack Valley Regional (Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) District: SAU 46
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-5
Total Enrollment
87
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 20
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord; Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Crossroad Store Variety store 6 1994
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4
  State Routes 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 17
         Distance 10 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 39 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
33 miles
Portland, ME
111 miles
Boston, MA
84 miles
New York City, NY
287 miles
Montreal, Quebec
230 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.8%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
2.5%
Other Means
0.8%
Worked at home
3.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
10%
Commuting to another NH community
86%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
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
X 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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
   
Other: Kayaking-Blackwater River
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/28/06

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