Warner New Hampshire Community Profile

Warner new hampshire community profile
Warner, NH
Community Contact Town of Warner
Board of Selectmen
5 East Main Street, PO Box 265
Warner, NH 03278-0265

Telephone (603) 456-2298x221
Fax (603) 456-2297
E-mail selectboard@warner.nh.us
Web Site www.warner.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm, and Tuesday 8 am - 3 pm and 5 pm - 7 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
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 7
State Representative
Merrimack County District 4
Incorporated: 1774

Origin: This territory was granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 as Number 1 to settlers from Amesbury who called it New Amesbury. The Masonian Proprietors regranted the territory in 1749 to new settlers who were mostly from Rye, including Richard Jenness. The settlement was called Jenness-town or Ryetown. The territory was granted again in 1767 to Jonathan Barnard and others, who wished to name the town Amesbury. In 1774 Governor John Wentworth incorporated the town in honor of a friend and a member of his council, Jonathan Warner. This was one of the last towns to be established under English rule.

Villages and Place Names: Bagley, Davisville, Dimond, Lower Village, Melvin Mills, Roby, Waterloo

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 863 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Warner totaled 1,689 over 50 years, from 1,080 in 1950 to 2,769 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 44 percent between 1960 and 1970, this was followed by a 36 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2005 Census estimate for Warner was 2,973 residents, which ranked 107th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 53.8 persons per square mile of land area. Warner contains 55.2 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $2,276,495
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1969/04
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Comm.

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

Public Library Pillsbury Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 7/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 15 miles 35
Concord Hospital, Concord 16 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Warner Village Water Dist.

Sanitation Private septic & Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company TDS
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) $18.28
2005 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.19

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
87.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
10.5%
Other Property including Utilities
2.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,349
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,028
Building Permits Issued
16
2005 Multi-Family Units 181
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 140
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 2,973 146,881
2000 2,769 136,716
1990 2,256 120,618
1980 1,963 98,302
1970 1,441 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,371
Female
1,389

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
140
Age 5 to 19
630
Age 20 to 34
399
Age 35 to 54
984
Age 55 to 64
269
Age 65 and over
338
Median Age
39.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
31.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $21,587
Median 4-person family income $50,926
Median household income $44,142

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,143
Female
$25,848

Families below the poverty level 5.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
1,460 1,524
Employed
1,425 1,473
Unemployed
35 51
Unemployment Rate
2.4% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
193 210
Average Weekly Wage
$643 $834
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
302 752
Average Weekly Wage
$258 $573
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
495 962
Average Weekly Wage
$408 $630
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
51 110
Average Weekly Wage
$291 $519
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
546 1,072
Average Weekly Wage
$397 $619
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
Grade Levels
K 1-5
Total Enrollment
180
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 58
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; New England; Magdalen
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Warner Power Transformers, power supplies 195 1948
Market Basket Supermarket 100 1995
MESA International Glassware, accessories 40 1993
McDonald's Fast food restaurant 40 1990
Pine Rock Manor Assisted living facility 40 1986
Evans Fuel Mart Fuel mart, convenience store 12 1982
RC Brayshaw & Co., Inc. Commercial printing center 12 1979
Techni-Cut, Inc. Precision cutting center 8
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 103, 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 7 - 9
         Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway
6,005 ft. 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
33 miles
Portland, ME
118 miles
Boston, MA
83 miles
New York City, NY
287 miles
Montreal, Quebec
225 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.7%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.3%
Other Means
0.7%
Worked at home
6.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
25%
Commuting to another NH community
72%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X 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
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee
   
Other: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum; Rollins State Park
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