Newbury New Hampshire Town Information

Newbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Newbury
Dennis J. Pavlicek, Town Administrator
PO Box 296
Newbury, NH 03255
Telephone (603) 763-4940
Fax (603) 763-5298
Web Site

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 1 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London 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 Merrimack County District 5

Incorporated: 1778
Origin: Situated at the south end of Lake Sunapee, this town has had many names. The original grant by the Masonian Proprietors in 1753 named it Dantzic, after the Baltic seaport. A separate grant on adjoining land, the first provincial grant in 1754, was called Hereford, in honor of Edward Devereaux, Viscount Hereford. The grant was renewed in 1772 as Fishersfield, after Governor John Wentworth's brother-in-law John Fisher, and included both the Dantzic and Hereford grants. Fishersfield was incorporated in 1778 upon request of residents. The name was changed to Newbury in 1837, as suggested by settlers originally from Newbury, Massachusetts.
Villages and Place Names: Blodgett Landing, Edgemont, Mount Sunapee, Pine Cliff, South Newbury, Box Corner, Chalk Pond
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 331 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newbury totaled 1,732 over 51 years, from 342 in 1960 to 2,074 in 2011. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 49 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2011 Census estimate for Newbury was 2,074 residents, which ranked 138th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 57.7 persons per square mile of land area. Newbury contains 35.9 square miles of land area and 2.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $4,052,587
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1958/11
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Newbury Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 8 miles 25

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Chalk Pond; private wells
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)PROPERTY TAXES
2011 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.68
2011 Equalization Ratio 96.9
2011 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.25
2011 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.8%

(ACS 2007-2011)HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,504
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,456
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 40
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 8
Total Population Community County
2011 2,074 146,579
2010 2,072 146,445
2000 1,712 136,716
1990 1,351 120,618
1980 961 98,302
1970 509 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2007-2011
Population by Gender
Male:   1,940 Female:   2,469
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 132
Age 5 to 19 946
Age 20 to 34 674
Age 35 to 54 684
Age 55 to 64 541
Age 65 and over 1,432
Median Age 47.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.4%

Per capita income $34,290
Median family income $81,250
Median household income $66,771
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $58,674
Female $39,219
Families below the poverty level 9.3%

Annual Average 2001 2011
Civilian Labor Force 1,044 1,165
Employed 1,020 1,122
Unemployed 24 43
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 3.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2001 2011
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 20 143
Average Weekly Wage $448 $869
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 427 2,219
Average Weekly Wage $301 $763
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 447 2,362
Average Weekly Wage $307 $770
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 34 238
Average Weekly Wage $445 $665
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 482 2,600
Average Weekly Wage $317 $760
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) 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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
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: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen

Mount Sunapee Resort Recreation area 150+ 1947
Baker Hill Golf Club Golf Course 20+ 2002
Best Western Sunapee Lake Lodge Motel 25 2000

(Distance estimated from city/town hall)TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 103, 103A, 103B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 12 - 12A
Distance 8 miles; 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway 3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 34 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 47 miles
Portland, ME 132 miles
Boston, MA 97 miles
New York City, NY 270 miles
Montreal, Quebec 218 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 14.1%
Other Means 1.8%
Worked at home 3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2007-2011)
Working in community of residence 62.1%
Commuting to another NH community 33.1%
Commuting out-of-state 4.8%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X 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
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
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): Mount Sunapee
Other: Fells Historic Site; Stoney Brook Sanctuary; NH Craftsman Fair

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2013.
Community Response Received 06/13/12

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