Sutton New Hampshire Community Profile

Sutton new hampshire community profile
Sutton, NH
Community Contact Sutton Board of Selectmen
Robert Wright, Chairman
PO Box 487
Sutton, NH 03260

Telephone (603) 927-4416
Fax (603) 927-4631
E-mail townofsutton@mcttelecom.com
Web Site www.sutton-nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday 12 noon - 6 pm, Tuesday 8 am - 12:30 pm, Wednesday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, and last Saturday of the month, 9 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London NH LMA
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 8
State Representative
Merrimack County District 3
Incorporated: 1784

Origin: This territory was granted in 1748 to Obadiah Parry and others from Haverhill, Massachusetts, who had petitioned the Masonian Proprietors for a land grant. For a while the settlement was known as Parry's Town. Because it was located in Indian country near Mount Kearsarge, many settlers forfeited their claims, even with an extension granted in 1773. In 1783 residents petitioned for incorporation and town privileges under the name Sutton, which was granted in 1784. Sutton was at one time home to a religious sect known as the Osgoodites.

Villages and Place Names: East Sutton, North Sutton, Shingle Mill Corner, South Sutton, Sutton Mills

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 520 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Sutton totaled 1,002 over 50 years, from 554 in 1950 to 1,556 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 70 percent between 1970 and 1980; population declined 12 percent between 1950 and 1960. The 2005 Census estimate for Sutton was 1,798 residents, which ranked 146th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 42.3 persons per square mile of land area. Sutton contains 42.6 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $2,102,991
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1966/05
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Budget; Library; Trust Funds; Cemetery; Moderator; Welfare Officer
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation

Public Library Sutton Free

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 8 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
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
Mandatory

Telephone Company TDS
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.74
2005 Equalization Ratio 73.7
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.27

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
93.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
5.4%
Other Property including Utilities
1.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 980
   
2005 Single-Family Units 920
Building Permits Issued
20
2005 Multi-Family Units 47
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 13
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,798 146,881
2000 1,556 136,716
1990 1,460 120,618
1980 1,091 98,302
1970 642 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
752
Female
792

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
66
Age 5 to 19
305
Age 20 to 34
174
Age 35 to 54
565
Age 55 to 64
190
Age 65 and over
244
Median Age
43.2 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
33.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $24,432
Median 4-person family income $56,685
Median household income $50,924

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$34,250
Female
$30,658

Families below the poverty level 2.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
828 999
Employed
817 977
Unemployed
11 22
Unemployment Rate
1.3% 2.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 89
Average Weekly Wage
n $978
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 57
Average Weekly Wage
n $685
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
158 146
Average Weekly Wage
$529 $864
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
26 160
Average Weekly Wage
$290 $635
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
184 306
Average Weekly Wage
$495 $745
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades 1-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) District: SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley Technical Center, Newport or Claremont Region: 10

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment
108 686
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont; Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Labsphere, Inc. Light measurement technology 129
Country Club of New Hampshire Golf course
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 103, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 10
         Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway
3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 36 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
45 miles
Portland, ME
130 miles
Boston, MA
95 miles
New York City, NY
269 miles
Montreal, Quebec
221 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.6%
Public transportation
1.2%
Walked
2.3%
Other Means
0.1%
Worked at home
6.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
18%
Commuting to another NH community
75%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee, Ragged Mountain
   
Other: Wadleigh State Park
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