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Springfield New Hampshire Town Info and Profile
Springfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Springfield Board of Selectmen
Janet Roberts, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 22
Springfield, NH 03284
Telephone (603) 763-4805
Fax (603) 763-3336
Web Site

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 8 pm, closed Friday

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
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 1
State Senate District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 1, 9

Incorporated: 1794
Origin: This territory was granted in 1769 to families from Portsmouth and led by Captain John Fisher, brother-in-law to Governor John Wentworth, who gave it the name Protectworth. The governor reserved a substantial portion of the grant for himself. In 1775, the governor fled New Hampshire, and Captain Fisher, who chose to side with Governor Wentworth in loyalty to England, had all his holdings confiscated by the colonies. Those who had settled the area petitioned for ownership of the land in 1780. In 1794 residents petitioned for incorporation, and asked to have their town named Springfield.
Villages and Place Names: East Springfield, Twin Lakes Village, Washburn Corner, West Springfield
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 210 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Springfield totaled 1,023 over 52 years, from 283 in 1960 to 1,306 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 72 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 48 percent increase over the next decade. The 2012 Census estimate for Springfield was 1,306 residents, which ranked 172nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 30.3 persons per square mile of land area. Springfield contains 43.3 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $1,387,045
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1987/12
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Library
Public Library Libbie A. Cass Memorial

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 9 miles 25

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

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.88
2012 Equalization Ratio 107.4
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.67
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 678
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 639
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 5
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 34
Total Population Community County
2012 1,306 43,074
2010 1,311 43,742
2000 948 40,560
1990 789 38,652
1980 532 36,063
1970 310 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   719 Female:   635
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 92
Age 5 to 19 301
Age 20 to 34 131
Age 35 to 54 467
Age 55 to 64 162
Age 65 and over 201
Median Age 41 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 38.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $29,203
Median family income $78,654
Median household income $69,792
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $57,656
Female $44,444
Individuals below the poverty level 5.2%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 610 835
Employed 593 808
Unemployed 17 27
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 3.2%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 10
Average Weekly Wage n $1,142
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 89
Average Weekly Wage n $1,448
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 205 99
Average Weekly Wage $615 $1,417
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 17 14
Average Weekly Wage $240 $588
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 221 113
Average Weekly Wage $587 $1,317
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; Lebanon; Dartmouth

Springfield Power Electrical generation
Durgin-Crowell Lumber mill
Evarts Kiln drying
Twin Lake Villa Resort

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 4A, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 12A
Distance Local access
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 24 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 56 miles
Portland, ME 141 miles
Boston, MA 106 miles
New York City, NY 288 miles
Montreal, Quebec 207 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 66.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 15.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.4%
Other Means 3.5%
Worked at home 10.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 20.6%
Commuting to another NH community 75.3%
Commuting out-of-state 4.1%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee, Ragged Mountain
Other: Hiking Trails

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