Webster New Hampshire Community Profile

Webster new hampshire community profile
Webster, NH
Community Contact Webster Board of Selectmen
Judy Jones, Secretary
945 Battle Street
Webster, NH 03303

Telephone (603) 648-2272
Fax (603) 648-6055
E-mail admin@webster.nh.us
Web Site www.webster.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 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: 1860

Origin: This town was originally part of Boscawen, which was incorporated in 1760. In 1791, residents of the western part of Boscawen petitioned for separation into a town to be named Bristol. Residents of the eastern part voted to build a second meetinghouse to accommodate them, and thus avoid division. The separation finally occurred in 1860, when a new town was incorporated as Webster in honor of Daniel Webster, famous American lawyer and statesman. Webster served as Secretary of State during the administrations of Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. Mount Webster and Webster Lake were also named for him.

Villages and Place Names: Dingit Corner, Gerrish Corner, Snyders Mill, Swetts Mills, Courser Hill

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 689 residents in 1870

Population Trends: Population change for Webster totaled 1,205 over 50 years, from 386 in 1950 to 1,591 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 61 percent between 1970 and 1980; population increased at least 15 percent each decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Webster was 1,823 residents, which ranked 144th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 64.5 persons per square mile of land area. Webster contains 28.3 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $1,303,714
Budget: School Appropriations, 2004 $1,807,298
Zoning Ordinance 1974/05
Master Plan 1992
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Webster Free Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 13 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Concord Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Pillsbury Lake

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

Telephone Company TDS
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.56
2005 Equalization Ratio 80.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.39

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
90.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.4%
Other Property including Utilities
8.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 776
   
2005 Single-Family Units 713
Building Permits Issued
16
2005 Multi-Family Units 21
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 42
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,823 146,881
2000 1,591 136,716
1990 1,274 120,618
1980 1,095 98,302
1970 680 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
765
Female
814

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
95
Age 5 to 19
338
Age 20 to 34
257
Age 35 to 54
579
Age 55 to 64
164
Age 65 and over
146
Median Age
38.7 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
92.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher
23.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $20,852
Median 4-person family income $57,396
Median household income $54,052

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,449
Female
$24,250

Families below the poverty level 3.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
890 1,029
Employed
879 997
Unemployed
11 32
Unemployment Rate
1.2% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
60 59
Average Weekly Wage
$607 $860
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
27 58
Average Weekly Wage
$273 $351
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
87 117
Average Weekly Wage
$503 $608
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
49 37
Average Weekly Wage
$172 $435
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
135 153
Average Weekly Wage
$384 $567
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 Merrimack Valley Regional (Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) District: SAU 46
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
Grade Levels
K 1-5
Total Enrollment
111
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 42
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
White Mountain Imaging Photochemical process for x-rays 14 1982
Santa-Cruz Associates Supplier of gunlocks for law enforcement 5 2000
Kimball Sheet Metal Heating, air conditioning 1 1985
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 127
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 7
         Distance 6 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 41 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
33 miles
Portland, ME
110 miles
Boston, MA
84 miles
New York City, NY
287 miles
Montreal, Quebec
236 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
79.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.0%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
0.7%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
5.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
12%
Commuting to another NH community
86%
Commuting out-of-state
2%
   
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
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X 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): Pat's Peak
   
Other: Youth field hockey
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