Temple New Hampshire Community Profile

 Temple new hampshire community profile
Temple, NH
Community Contact Temple Board of Selectmen
Debra Harling, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 191
Temple, NH 03084

Telephone (603) 878-2536
Fax (603) 878-5067
E-mail temple@tellink.net
Web Site http://templenh.info/

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am - 5 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday through Thursday: 9 am - 2 pm

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 4
Incorporated: 1768

Origin: This town was part of Peterborough Slip when first granted in 1750, which included what is now Sharon. Temple was incorporated in 1768 as a separate town, and named in honor of John Temple, lieutenant governor under John Wentworth. Temple was a son-in-law to James Bowdoin, for whom Bowdoin College is named. The Temple Glass Works was founded here in 1780 by Robert Hewes of Boston, who employed Hessian glassblowers, former members of the British Army. In 1781 Mr. Hewes petitioned the legislature to allow a lottery to raise funds to keep his glass business going, which was granted. Temple glass is rare and sought after today.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 747 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Temple totaled 979 over 50 years, from 330 in 1950 to 1,309 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 74 percent between 1980 and 1990, accounting for over half of the 50-year numeric change. The 2005 Census estimate for Temple was 1,539 residents, which ranked 158th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 69.2 persons per square mile of land area. Temple contains 22.3 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $1,216,322
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1972/06
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Mansfield Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 10 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
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon; Wilton
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) $20.06
2005 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.20

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.5%
Other Property including Utilities
2.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 552
   
2005 Single-Family Units 474
Building Permits Issued
10
2005 Multi-Family Units 55
Building Permits Issued
1
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 23
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,539 401,291
2000 1,309 382,384
1990 1,202 336,549
1980 692 276,608
1970 441 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
657
Female
640

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
80
Age 5 to 19
340
Age 20 to 34
187
Age 35 to 54
474
Age 55 to 64
107
Age 65 and over
109
Median Age
37 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
32.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $21,897
Median 4-person family income $64,297
Median household income $56,500

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,563
Female
$29,545

Families below the poverty level 2.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
654 792
Employed
641 772
Unemployed
13 20
Unemployment Rate
2.0% 2.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
23 28
Average Weekly Wage
$428 $645
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
51 104
Average Weekly Wage
$402 $735
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
74 131
Average Weekly Wage
$411 $716
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
13 10
Average Weekly Wage
$270 $570
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
87 142
Average Weekly Wage
$390 $705
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
1
Grade Levels
K R 1-4
Total Enrollment
81
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 46
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce; Daniel Webster; Rivier
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Pony Farm Horse farm 4 1982
Timberdoodle Shooting club 4 1972
Wheelands Auto repair 4 1990
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 45, 101
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8;
I-293, Exit 4
         Distance 22 miles; 29 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 32 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
30 miles
Portland, ME
127 miles
Boston, MA
67 miles
New York City, NY
224 miles
Montreal, Quebec
271 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
72.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.6%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
12.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
25%
Commuting to another NH community
66%
Commuting out-of-state
9%
   
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
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:
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