Seabrook New Hampshire Community Profile

 Seabrook new hampshire community profile
Seabrook, NH
Community Contact Town of Seabrook
Frederick W. Welch, Town Manager
PO Box 456
Seabrook, NH 03874

Telephone (603) 474-3311
Fax (603) 474-8007
E-mail townmanager@seabrooknh.org
Web Site www.seabrooknh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 12:30 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Haverhill MA-NH NECTA Division, 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 23
State Representative
Rockingham County District 14
Incorporated: 1768

Origin: This territory was first settled in 1638 when it was part of Hampton. It was part of Hampton Falls when that town separated from Hampton in 1726. Seabrook was incorporated as a separate town in 1768, and named after the Seabrook River. Early residents included the family of Meshech Weare, who became the state's first president. The boundary between Hampton and Seabrook was subject to periodic dispute for nearly two centuries, and was finally settled by court decision in 1953. Seabrook is now home to the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, itself source of much dispute and controversy.

Villages and Place Names: Atlantic, Fogg Corners, Riverside, Seabrook Beach, Seabrook Station, Smithtown, South Seabrook, Walton Landing, Weare Corner, Weares Mill, Smithtown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 715 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Seabrook totaled 6,191 over 50 years, from 1,788 in 1950 to 7,979 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 94 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, an 11 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2005 Census estimate for Seabrook was 8,434 residents, which ranked 35th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 938.2 persons per square mile of land area, the tenth highest among the cities and towns. Seabrook contains 9.0 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $15,524,818
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1974/01
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Seabrook Library

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Anna Jacques, Newburyport MA 6 miles 156
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 14 miles 100

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Unitil/Exeter & Hampton
Natural Gas Supplier Northern Utilities
Water Supplier Seabrook Water Dept.

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
unknown
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.07
2005 Equalization Ratio 75.6
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $12.08

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
42.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
16.2%
Other Property including Utilities
41.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 4,453
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,823
Building Permits Issued
44
2005 Multi-Family Units 1,545
Building Permits Issued
38
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 1,085
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 8,434 295,076
2000 7,979 278,748
1990 6,589 246,744
1980 5,917 190,345
1970 3,053 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,960
Female
3,974

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
458
Age 5 to 19
1,294
Age 20 to 34
1,512
Age 35 to 54
2,388
Age 55 to 64
945
Age 65 and over
1,337
Median Age
40.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
78.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
14.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $20,992
Median 4-person family income $47,718
Median household income $42,874

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,560
Female
$27,143

Families below the poverty level 6.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
3,670 4,770
Employed
3,396 4,478
Unemployed
274 292
Unemployment Rate
7.5% 6.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
1,226 1,175
Average Weekly Wage
$717 $973
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
3,511 4,087
Average Weekly Wage
$564 $737
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
4,737 5,262
Average Weekly Wage
$604 $790
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
245 335
Average Weekly Wage
$604 $831
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
4,982 5,597
Average Weekly Wage
$604 $792
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Seabrook 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 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-4 5-8
Total Enrollment
506 361
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 68
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
FPL Energy Electric utility company 1,000 1982
Wal-Mart Department store 220
Sam's Club Wholesale warehouse 130
Loctite Adhesive manufacturing 116
DG O'Brien Underwater electrical connections 110
KJ Quinn Polymer 31
Poland Spring Water distribution warehouse 24
Spherex Flexible vinyl extrusions 15
Home Depot Home repair department Store
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 1
  State Routes 1A, 107, 286
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 1
         Distance Local access
Railroad No
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 19 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
41 miles
Portland, ME
67 miles
Boston, MA
44 miles
New York City, NY
255 miles
Montreal, Quebec
297 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.9%
Public transportation
1.8%
Walked
3.3%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
2.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
32%
Commuting to another NH community
28%
Commuting out-of-state
40%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bradford (MA)
   
Other: Seabrook Greyhound Park
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/28/06

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