Sharon New Hampshire Community Profile

 Sharon new hampshire community profile
Sharon, NH
Community Contact Town of Sharon, Board of Selectmen
Will Fenno, Selectmen's Assistant
432 Route 123
Sharon, NH 03458

Telephone (603) 924-9250
Fax not available
E-mail admin@sharonnh.org
Web Site www.sharonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk: Tuesday, 6 pm - 8 pm, or by appointment

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Peterborough NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Business Ventures

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 11
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 3
Incorporated: 1791

Origin: This territory was first settled in 1738 as part of Peterborough, known as Peterborough Slip or Sliptown, a name it retained when the eastern portion was incorporated as Temple. In 1777 residents petitioned for annexation to Peterborough, which was denied. In 1786, they petitioned for a separate township, and asked for a mile of land from the east end of Jaffrey and the south end of Peterborough. The request was granted, and it was incorporated as Sharon in 1791, after a Connecticut town from which many settlers had come. Sharon is home to the Sharon Arts Center, founded in 1947 to offer courses in arts and crafts, and provide a gallery for exhibitions by local artists.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 259 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Sharon totaled 299 over 50 years, from 62 in 1950 to 361 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 74 percent between 1960 and 1970; population in Sharon increased by at least 20 percent each decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Sharon was 368 residents, which ranked 220th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 23.5 persons per square mile of land area. Sharon contains 15.7 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $240,405
Budget: School Appropriations, 2004-2005 $590,471
Zoning Ordinance 1959/04
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library No Library

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 6 miles 62

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.44
2005 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.55

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.1%
Other Property including Utilities
3.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 172
   
2005 Single-Family Units 169
Building Permits Issued
1
2005 Multi-Family Units 3
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 0
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 368 401,291
2000 361 382,384
1990 293 336,549
1980 184 276,608
1970 136 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
203
Female
157

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
18
Age 5 to 19
79
Age 20 to 34
53
Age 35 to 54
137
Age 55 to 64
33
Age 65 and over
40
Median Age
41.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
45.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $29,478
Median 4-person family income $75,325
Median household income $66,250

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$51,071
Female
$29,375

Families below the poverty level 1.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
172 205
Employed
168 199
Unemployed
4 6
Unemployment Rate
2.3% 2.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
n 64
Average Weekly Wage
n $982
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
0 0
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $0
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
n 64
Average Weekly Wage
n $982
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 Contoocook Valley Cooperative (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple) District: SAU 1
Career Technology Center(s): Region 14 Applied Technology Center, Peterborough Region: 14

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce; Keene State; Antioch New England
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Harborside Healthcare Nursing home management 13 1988
Sharon Arts Center Art instruction, crafts 5 1947
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 123, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8;
I-293, Exit 4
         Distance 26 miles; 33 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Jaffrey - Silver Ranch
Runway
2,982 ft. turf/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
35 miles
Portland, ME
131 miles
Boston, MA
61 miles
New York City, NY
227 miles
Montreal, Quebec
268 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.9%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.0%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
11%
Commuting to another NH community
81%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
   
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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Hiking trails; Sharon Arts Center
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