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Community Contact Town of Newport Planning Department
Christina Donovan, Planning & Zoning Administrator
15 Sunapee Street, Municipal Building
  Newport, NH 03773
Telephone (603) 863-8010
Fax (603) 863-8008
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Town Manager, Finance/Taxation: Monday to Friday, 8-5; Town Clerk: Monday to Friday, 8-4:30; Planning/Zoning: Monday to Friday, 8-3
County Sullivan County
Labor Market Area Newport, NH Labor Market Area
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Sunapee Region
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee Region
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 3, 7
Incorporated: 1761
Origin: The first grant of this territory was in 1753 as Grenville, after George Grenville, William Pitt's brother-in-law. Few of the grantees were able to take up claim, and in 1761, the town was granted to a new group as Newport, in honor of Henry Newport, a distinguished English soldier and statesman. This group also had difficulty settling, and was granted a charter renewal in 1769. One of the most well-known people born in Newport was Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, daughter of innkeeper Gordon Buell. She was one of the first women editors in America who edited the book ""Poems for Children"" that included ""Mary Had A Little Lamb."" She made a successful appeal to President Lincoln for creation of a national holiday to be known as Thanksgiving Day.
Villages and Place Names: Chandlers Mills, Guild, Kelleyville, North Newport, Chandler Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 780 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Newport totaled 401 over 50 years, from 5,899 in 1970 to 6,300 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a six percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population decreased by three percent from 2010 to 2020.The 2022 Census estimate for Newport was 6,426 residents, which ranked 54th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 147.7 persons per square mile of land area. Newport contains 43.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2019 $9,693,694
Budget:School Appropriations,2020-2021 $19,837,926
Zoning Ordinance 1965/19
Master Plan 2012
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen
    Appointed: Planning; Conservation; Library; Zoning; Heritage; Airport; Recreation
Public Library Richards Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Valley Regional, Claremont 11 miles   25
New London Hospital, New London 13 miles   25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Newport Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup Private
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program Yes
    Recycling Program Voluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; Windstream
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Business Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Yes

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $20.9
2022 Equalization Ratio 98.5
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.43
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 71.7%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 25.1%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 3.3%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 2,859
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 1,748
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 363
    Five or More Units in Structure 426
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 322

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 6,426   43,918
   2020 6,300   43,063
   2010 6,510   43,742
   2000 6,282   40,458
   1990 6,095   38,592
   1980 6,229   36,063

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   3,380 Female   2,967
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 190
      Age 5 to 19 764
      Age 20 to 34 1,567
      Age 35 to 54 1,625
      Age 55 to 64 1,043
      Age 65 and over 1,158
            Median Age 45 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 4,835
      High school graduation or higher 90.1%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 27.4%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $35,988
Median Family Income $92,537
Median Household Income $74,263
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $57,441
      Female $49,621
Individuals below poverty level 13.5%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 3,832   3,544
    Employed 3,650   3,475
    Unemploymed 182   69
    Unemployment rate 4.7%   1.9%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  1,250  1,216
    Average Weekly Wage  $1,278  $1,436
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  1,578  1,481
    Average Weekly Wage  $599  $907
Total Private  
    Average Employment  2,829  2,697
    Average Weekly Wage  $899  $1,145
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  456  414
    Average Weekly Wage  $690  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  3,284  3,111
    Average Weekly Wage  $870  $1,111
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Newport operates grades K-12 District: SAU 43
Career Technology Center: Sugar River Valley RTC (Newport)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 323 194 292 161
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest College or Universities: Dartmouth; Franklin Pierce-Lebanon; Upper Valley Educators Institute; Colby-Sawyer

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     6   Capacity:     143

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Sturm Ruger & Co. Sporting firearms 1250 1949
LaValley Building Supply Building components 97 1962
Bar Harbor Bank and Trust Banking services 110 1865
Hartford Eichenauer, Inc. Heating elements 45 1982
Latva Machine Co., Inc. Precision machine parts 50 1979
Newport Health Center Health care 54 1991
Carroll Concrete Concrete products 70 1973
Sugar River Bank Banking services 75 1895
Premier Precision/RDS Machine parts 64 2008
Shaw's Supermarket 58 1980
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 10, 11, 103
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-89, Exits 12A - 13
Distance: 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation CTS
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Parlin Field, Newport Runway  3,450 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  No Navigation Aids?  No
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Lebanon Municipal Distance   29 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 55 miles
    Portland, Maine 148 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 106 miles
    New York City, New York 256 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 211 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 78.3%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 8.6%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.5%
  Walked: 1.3%
  Traveled by other means: 3.9%
  Worked at home: 7.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 26.2 minutes
Work in community of residence: 58.4%
Commute to other NH community: 27.8%
Commute out-of-state: 13.8%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X 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 Recreation Areas
X Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Mount Sunapee, Okemo
Other: Covered Bridges; Lake Sunapee; Parlin Field Airport; Rails to Trails; Sugar River; Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Team Pinnacle Events; Winter Carnival; Farmer's Market; Concerts on The Common; Library Arts Center Exhibits