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Community Contact Town of Brookfield
Cassandra Rodil, Administrative Assistant
267 Wentworth Road
  Brookfield, NH 03872
Telephone (603) 522-3688
Fax Not Available
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: last Saturday each month, 8-10; Town Clerk: Monday, 9-5, Tuesday and Wednesday, 3-5, last Saturday each month, 9-12; Administrative Assistant: Wednesday, 8:30-12:30; Tax Collector: second and fourth Friday each month,10-2, or by appointment
County Carroll County
Labor Market Area Wolfeboro, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes Region
Planning Commission Strafford Regional Planning
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County District 4
Incorporated: 1794
Origin: Settled in 1726 by Scotch-Irish immigrants while still under Massachusetts rule, this territory was part of a planned grant named Coleraine, after the Irish town of the same name. The grant was never authorized, and the settlement became part of Middleton. In 1785 residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield, probably after a town of the same name in Massachusetts. The area was popular with farmers because of its fertile ground.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 504 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Brookfield totaled 560 over 50 years, from 198 in 1970 to 758 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 95 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population increased by six percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Brookfield was 804 residents, which ranked 201st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 35.2 persons per square mile of land area. Brookfield contains 22.9 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2021 $1,235,288
Budget:School Appropriations,2021-2022 $1,647,487
Zoning Ordinance 1961/21
Master Plan 2010
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Tax Collector; Town Clerk; Treasurer; Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Auditors; Trust Funds
    Appointed: Conservation; ZBA; Heritage; Agriculture; Webmaster; Grant Review; Communications; Joint Loss Mgmnt.
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Wakefield PD - Full-time
Fire Department Wakefield FD - Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Wakefield - Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 11 miles   25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup Private
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    Recycling Program Mandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service: Business Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Yes

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $19.23
2022 Equalization Ratio 68.3
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.11
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 97.4%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 0.8%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 1.8%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 291
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 289
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 2
    Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 804   52,154
   2020 758   50,107
   2010 694   47,818
   2000 620   43,666
   1990 520   35,410
   1980 385   27,931

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   275 Female   261
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 19
      Age 5 to 19 44
      Age 20 to 34 65
      Age 35 to 54 145
      Age 55 to 64 76
      Age 65 and over 187
            Median Age 54 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 448
      High school graduation or higher 97.8%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 37.5%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $55,294
Median Family Income $107,750
Median Household Income $89,286
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $62,721
      Female $38,750
Individuals below poverty level 4.1%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 318   289
    Employed 301   281
    Unemploymed 17   8
    Unemployment rate 5.3%   2.8%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  5  n
    Average Weekly Wage  $821  n
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  15  n
    Average Weekly Wage  $670  n
Total Private  
    Average Employment  20  24
    Average Weekly Wage  $708  $1,096
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  0  0
    Average Weekly Wage  0  0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  20  24
    Average Weekly Wage  $708  $1,096
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) District: SAU 49
Career Technology Center: Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools        
Grade Levels        
Total Enrollment        
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest College or Universities: University of NH; St. Joseph's (ME)

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     0   Capacity:     0

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 109
Nearest Interstate/Exit: Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-95, Exit 5
Distance: 7 miles; 40 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Skyhaven, Rochester Runway  4,200 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  Yes
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Manchester-Boston Regional Distance   66 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 63 miles
    Portland, Maine 53 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 95 miles
    New York City, New York 302 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 256 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 84.3%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 0.6%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.6%
  Walked: 0.6%
  Traveled by other means: 0.0%
  Worked at home: 13.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 30.6 minutes
Work in community of residence: 65.4%
Commute to other NH community: 31.7%
Commute out-of-state: 2.9%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: King Pine, Abenaki
Other: Town Clean Up Day; Hiking; Old Home Day; Frisbee Golf; Wolfeboro Parks & Rec