South Hampton New Hampshire Community Profile

 South hampton new hampshire community profile
South Hampton, NH
Community Contact Town of South Hampton
Board of Selectmen
3 Hilldale Avenue
South Hampton, NH 03827

Telephone (603) 394-7696
Fax (603) 394-7696
E-mail not available
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Monday and Tuesday, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, 12:30 pm - 2 pm, and Friday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am; Administrative Assistant/Assessor: Monday and Wednesday, 12:30 pm - 2:30 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: 1742

Origin: This town was one of the first granted by Governor Benning Wentworth. When the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border was established in 1741, territory that was in Amesbury and Salisbury, Massachusetts, became part of New Hampshire. South Hampton was chartered in 1742 from that territory. Much of the area was already settled when the boundary line was changed, and some residents petitioned to become part of a town closer to them. The east end was annexed to Hampton Falls in 1742 and the west side was separated to form Newton in 1748. At one time, the town was home to over twelve different religious sects.

Villages and Place Names: Smith Corner, Towles Corner, Jewell Town, Currierville

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 448 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for South Hampton totaled 534 over 50 years, from 314 in 1950 to 848 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 41 percent between 1950 and 1960; the smallest, a one percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2005 Census estimate for South Hampton was 887 residents, which ranked 193rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 112.1 persons per square mile of land area. South Hampton contains 7.9 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $568,519
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005-2006 $1,804,044
Zoning Ordinance 1972/05
Master Plan 1990
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Budget; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist; Auditors
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Historic District; Aging

Public Library South Hampton Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department 2 Full-time & 6 part-time
Fire Department 12 Volunteer & 1 part-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 8/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Anna Jacques, Newburyport MA 8 miles 156
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 10 miles 100

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

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

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $17.59
2005 Equalization Ratio 77.6
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.57

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
5.6%
Other Property including Utilities
2.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 332
   
2005 Single-Family Units 310
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Multi-Family Units 19
Building Permits Issued
1
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 3
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 887 295,076
2000 848 278,748
1990 843 246,744
1980 660 190,345
1970 558 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
397
Female
447

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
46
Age 5 to 19
175
Age 20 to 34
113
Age 35 to 54
319
Age 55 to 64
77
Age 65 and over
114
Median Age
40.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
29.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $28,287
Median 4-person family income $75,778
Median household income $63,750

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$45,156
Female
$30,625

Families below the poverty level 0.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
386 479
Employed
374 458
Unemployed
12 21
Unemployment Rate
3.1% 4.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
104 44
Average Weekly Wage
$491 $491
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
35 90
Average Weekly Wage
$572 $1,113
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
138 134
Average Weekly Wage
$512 $909
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
20 31
Average Weekly Wage
$388 $516
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
158 165
Average Weekly Wage
$496 $834
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: South Hampton operates grades 1-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to the State of Massachusetts (Amesbury) 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
Grade Levels
1-8
Total Enrollment
99
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 107A, 150
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-495 (MA), Exit 54
         Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plum Island, Newburyport MA
Runway
2,105 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Pease International Distance 23 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
35 miles
Portland, ME
72 miles
Boston, MA
43 miles
New York City, NY
252 miles
Montreal, Quebec
290 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
85.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.5%
Public transportation
0.7%
Walked
1.5%
Other Means
0.2%
Worked at home
4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.2 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
14%
Commuting to another NH community
30%
Commuting out-of-state
56%
   
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
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
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:
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