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Community Contact Town of Whitefield
Judy Ramsdell, Administrative Assistant
56 Littleton Road
  Whitefield, NH 03598
Telephone (603) 837-2551
Fax (603) 837-3148
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9-4, Tuesday, 9-6
County Coos County
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH portion
Tourism Region White Mountain Region
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coos Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Coos County Districts 4, 7
Incorporated: 1804
Origin: This was the last town to be granted under the English provincial government. It was chartered by Governor John Wentworth on July 4, 1774, exactly two years prior to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Those named in the grant included Jeremy Belknap, who authored an early history of the state, and for whom Belknap County was named. The town may have been named for George Whitefield, a famous English evangelist, and friend of the Earl of Dartmouth. The town was known as Whitefields until its incorporation in 1804, when the last letter was dropped.
Villages and Place Names: Hazens
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 51 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Whitefield totaled 1,008 over 50 years, from 1,538 in 1970 to 2,546 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 14 percent increase from 1980 to 1990. The town's population increased by ten percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Whitefield was 2,508 residents, which ranked 125th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 73.1 persons per square mile of land area. Whitefield contains 34.3 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2022 $5,137,091
Budget:School Appropriations,2021-2022 $4,868,683
Zoning Ordinance 1992/23
Master Plan 2019
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; Cemetery
    Appointed: Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Whitefield Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster 9 miles   25

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

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $25.42
2022 Equalization Ratio 61.6
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.58
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 71.8%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 19%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 9.2%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 1,491
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 947
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 144
    Five or More Units in Structure 156
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 244

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 2,508   31,476
   2020 2,546   31,268
   2010 2,314   33,055
   2000 2,052   33,111
   1990 1,917   34,828
   1980 1,681   35,147

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   1,235 Female   1,249
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 87
      Age 5 to 19 320
      Age 20 to 34 351
      Age 35 to 54 637
      Age 55 to 64 376
      Age 65 and over 713
            Median Age 51.1 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 1,969
      High school graduation or higher 90.8%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 27.0%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $32,093
Median Family Income $76,429
Median Household Income $57,993
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $38,958
      Female $39,526
Individuals below poverty level 15.0%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 1,293   1,253
    Employed 1,229   1,229
    Unemploymed 64   24
    Unemployment rate 4.9%   1.9%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  60  150
    Average Weekly Wage  $770  $2,534
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  644  656
    Average Weekly Wage  $542  $939
Total Private  
    Average Employment  704  806
    Average Weekly Wage  $562  $1,236
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  228  209
    Average Weekly Wage  $620  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  932  1,015
    Average Weekly Wage  $576  $1,164
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Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are part of White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) District: SAU 36
Career Technology Center: Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center (Littleton) White Mountains RHS (Whitefield)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1   1  
Grade Levels P K 1-8   9-12  
Total Enrollment 260   359  
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     1   Capacity:     18

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
White Mountain Regional High School Education 122 1963
Morrison Nursing Home Nursing home 97 1973
Mountain View Grand Hotel 200 2002
Presby Plastics Plastic septic systems 26 2003
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes: 3
State Routes: 116, 142
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-93, Exit 41
Distance: 12 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation NCT
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Mt Washington Reg, Whitefield Runway  4,001 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  Yes
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Lebanon Municipal Distance   78 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 105 miles
    Portland, Maine 106 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 158 miles
    New York City, New York 351 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 179 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 82.3%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 8.3%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.3%
  Walked: 1.5%
  Traveled by other means: 1.2%
  Worked at home: 6.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 25.0 minutes
Work in community of residence: 56.2%
Commute to other NH community: 40.9%
Commute out-of-state: 2.9%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
X 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
Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Bretton Woods, Cannon Mountain
Other: Weathervane Theatre Players; Mountain View Grand Hotel