Acworth New Hampshire Town Information

Acworth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Acworth
Kathi Bradt, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 37
Acworth, NH 03601
Telephone (603) 835-6879
Fax (603) 835-7901
Web Site

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 8 pm, Saturday, 8 am - 12 noon; Tax Collector: Monday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Charlestown NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 7, 11

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: Acworth was first chartered in 1752 as Burnet, in honor of William Burnet, who was appointed Colonial Governor for the provinces of Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 1728 but died shortly thereafter. No settlements were made under this charter, and in 1766 the Masonian proprietors regranted the land to new settlers under the name Acworth, honoring Sir Jacob Acworth of the British Admiralty. Acworth's meetinghouse, built in 1821 and now the Congregational Church, is known for its federal-style architecture. Both the church and the Acworth Silsby Library are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Villages and Place Names: Crescent Lake, East Acworth, South Acworth
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 704 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Acworth totaled 514 over 51 years, from 371 in 1960 to 885 in 2011. The largest decennial percent change was a 32 percent increase 1980 and 1990, which followed a 29 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2011 Census estimate for Acworth was 885 residents, which ranked 192nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 22.9 persons per square mile of land area. Acworth contains 38.9 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $882,621
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1970/10
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning
Public Library Acworth Silsby Public

Police Department State Police
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Commercial
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 19 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; National Grid
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Direct TV
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)PROPERTY TAXES
2011 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.19
2011 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2011 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.09
2011 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.5%

(ACS 2007-2011)HOUSING
Total Housing Units 451
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 396
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 16
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 39
Total Population Community County
2011 885 43,462
2010 891 43,742
2000 837 40,560
1990 777 38,652
1980 590 36,063
1970 459 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2007-2011
Population by Gender
Male:   405 Female:   353
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 58
Age 5 to 19 127
Age 20 to 34 133
Age 35 to 54 230
Age 55 to 64 100
Age 65 and over 110
Median Age 42.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 18.4%

Per capita income $20,669
Median family income $54,671
Median household income $52,132
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $37,656
Female $31,250
Families below the poverty level 4.3%

Annual Average 2001 2011
Civilian Labor Force 433 445
Employed 420 427
Unemployed 13 18
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 4.0%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2001 2011
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 64 69
Average Weekly Wage $551 $724
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 7 7
Average Weekly Wage $1,269 $464
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 72 77
Average Weekly Wage $624 $599
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 17 14
Average Weekly Wage $391 $311
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 89 91
Average Weekly Wage $579 $637
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Fall Mountain Regional (Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon, Walpole) SAU 60
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Center of Applied Science, Keene; Fall Mountain High School, Langdon Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels 1-4 K 1-8
Total Enrollment 27
2012 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Colby-Sawyer; New England; Antioch New England

RL Balla, Inc. Sawmill 10
Bascom's Sugar House Maple products 7 1939
South Acworth Village Store Convenience store 6 1865

(Distance estimated from city/town hall)TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 123A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 7
Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Claremont Municipal
Runway 3,100 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 40 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 63 miles
Portland, ME 155 miles
Boston, MA 113 miles
New York City, NY 244 miles
Montreal, Quebec 219 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 3.1%
Worked at home 8.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2007-2011)
Working in community of residence 51.2%
Commuting to another NH community 33.1%
Commuting out-of-state 15.7%
Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
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 Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2013.
Community Response Received 09/06/11

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