Weare New Hampshire Community Profile

 Weare new hampshire community profile
Weare, NH
Community Contact Town of Weare
Fred Ventresco, Town Administrator
PO Box 190
Weare, NH 03281

Telephone (603) 529-7525
Fax (603) 529-4554
E-mail fventresco@weare.nh.gov
Web Site www.weare.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, and Wednesday, 8 am - 7 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Manchester NH Metro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 7
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 7
Incorporated: 1764

Origin: This territory was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 by petition by Robert Hale for Captain William Raymond's men, who were soldiers in the Canadian wars. It was know as Beverly-Canada, for their home in Beverly, Massachusetts, or Hale's-Town. In 1748, Ichabod Robie, Meshech Weare, and others from Hampton Falls petitioned for township near the Amoskeag, which was granted by the Masonian Proprietors. It was called both Robies-town and Weare's-town. In 1764 it was incorporated as Weare, in honor of Colonel Meshech Weare, who served New Hampshire as its first president from 1776 until 1785.

Villages and Place Names: Chase Village, Clinton Grove, North Weare, Riverdale, Slab City, South Weare, Tavern Village, Everett Lake

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,924 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Weare totaled 6,482 over 50 years, from 1,345 in 1950 to 7,827 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 92 percent between 1980 and 1990, following a 75 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2005 Census estimate for Weare was 8,730 residents, which ranked 34th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 147.8 persons per square mile of land area. Weare contains 59.1 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $3,732,867
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005-2006 $39,100,019
Zoning Ordinance 1988/03
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Weare Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 14 miles 295
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 20 miles 296
Catholic Medical Center, Manchester 17 miles 330

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

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $28.96
2005 Equalization Ratio 49.7
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.29

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
93.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
5.4%
Other Property including Utilities
1.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 3,363
   
2005 Single-Family Units 2,693
Building Permits Issued
65
2005 Multi-Family Units 374
Building Permits Issued
26
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 296
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 8,730 401,291
2000 7,827 382,384
1990 6,192 336,549
1980 3,232 276,608
1970 1,851 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
3,910
Female
3,866

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
616
Age 5 to 19
2,066
Age 20 to 34
1,324
Age 35 to 54
2,989
Age 55 to 64
416
Age 65 and over
365
Median Age
34.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
25.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,217
Median 4-person family income $62,661
Median household income $59,924

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$38,986
Female
$27,643

Families below the poverty level 1.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
3,808 4,946
Employed
3,678 4,795
Unemployed
130 151
Unemployment Rate
3.4% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
155 264
Average Weekly Wage
$564 $838
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
384 776
Average Weekly Wage
$429 $601
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
539 1,040
Average Weekly Wage
$467 $661
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
249 414
Average Weekly Wage
$496 $584
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
788 1,454
Average Weekly Wage
$476 $639
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Weare operates grades 1-8; grades 9-12 are part of John Stark Regional (Henniker, Weare) District: SAU 24
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
677 606 872
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 252
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Hesser; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Weare School District Education 159 1800
John Stark Regional School District Education 133 1987
Town of Weare Municipal services 66 1764
Granite State Telephone Telephone service 52 1937
Goffstown Truck Center Truck repair, parts 47 1968
Dodge's Store Groceries 15 1991
Country 3 Corners Hardware 12
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 77, 114, 149
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 2
         Distance 12 miles
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 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
18 miles
Portland, ME
117 miles
Boston, MA
71 miles
New York City, NY
243 miles
Montreal, Quebec
242 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.5%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
2.1%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
3.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
15%
Commuting to another NH community
80%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Clough State Park
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 08/04/06

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