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Newbury New Hampshire Town Info and Profile
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 1,759 over 52 years, from 342 in 1960 to 2,101 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an 89 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 49 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2012 Census estimate for Newbury was 2,101 residents, which ranked 136th 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, 2013 $3,982,002
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
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.61
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.62
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,563
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,503
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 54
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 6
Total Population Community County
2012 2,101 146,761
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,044 Female:   1,059
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 121
Age 5 to 19 368
Age 20 to 34 215
Age 35 to 54 629
Age 55 to 64 355
Age 65 and over 415
Median Age 46 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 38.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $34,079
Median family income $80,341
Median household income $66,875
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $59,135
Female $40,982
Individuals below the poverty level 9.3%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 1,063 1,157
Employed 1,031 1,112
Unemployed 32 45
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 16 n
Average Weekly Wage $541 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 409 n
Average Weekly Wage $292 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 425 493
Average Weekly Wage $301 $411
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 267 62
Average Weekly Wage $501 $485
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 457 555
Average Weekly Wage $320 $419
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 RTC, Claremont or Newport Region: 10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2013 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 82.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.1%
Other Means 2.1%
Worked at home 6.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 18.0%
Commuting to another NH community 72.0%
Commuting out-of-state 10.0%
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

Source: Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau commpunity profiles
Grafton County profile PDF