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Community Contact Town of Haverhill
Brigitte Codling, Town Manager
2975 Dartmouth College Highway
  North Haverhill, NH 03774
Telephone (603) 787-6800
Fax (603) 787-2226
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Town Manager: Monday to Thursday, 9-5, Friday, 9-12; Town Clerk: Monday, 9-6, Tuesday to Thursday, 9-5; Tax Collector: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9-5
County Grafton County
Labor Market Area Haverhill, NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountain Region
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 5
Incorporated: 1763
Origin: Settled by citizens from Haverhill, Massachusetts, the town was first known as Lower Coos. In 1773, Haverhill became the county seat of Grafton County. It was the terminus of the Old Province Road, which connected the northern and western settlements with the seacoast. The village of Woodsville, named for John L. Woods of Wells River, Vermont, was once a very important railroad center. Woods operated a sawmill on the Ammonoosuc River, and developed a railroad supply enterprise following the establishment of the Boston, Concord, and Montreal Railroad. The village of Pike was settled by future employees of the Pike Manufacturing Company, which was, for a time, the world's leading manufacturer of whetstones.
Villages and Place Names: Center Haverhill, East Haverhill, North Haverhill, Pike, Woodsville, Haverhill Corner, Mountain Lakes
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 552 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Haverhill totaled 1,507 over 50 years, from 3,090 in 1970 to 4,579 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 23 percent increase from 1980 to 1990. The town's population decreased by two percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Haverhill was 4,655 residents, which ranked 82nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 91 persons per square mile of land area. Haverhill contains 51.2 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2022 $5,272,649
Budget:School Appropriations,2020-2021 $14,059,904
Zoning Ordinance 2016
Master Plan 2023
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen
    Appointed: Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Airport; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Haverhill Library Association; Patten-North; Pike; Woodsville Free Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time & on-call
Emergency Medical Service Full-time (Woodsville Ambulance)
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville Local   35

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Woodsville; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier 4 Districts
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup Private
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program Yes
    Recycling Program None
Telephone Company Charter; Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Business Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Limited

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $25.19
2022 Equalization Ratio 67.6
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.98
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 71.6%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 20.2%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 8.2%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 2,405
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 1,748
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 211
    Five or More Units in Structure 131
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 315

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 4,655   93,131
   2020 4,597   91,118
   2010 4,693   89,118
   2000 4,416   81,743
   1990 4,230   74,929
   1980 3,445   65,806

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   2,151 Female   2,464
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 265
      Age 5 to 19 595
      Age 20 to 34 823
      Age 35 to 54 1,140
      Age 55 to 64 643
      Age 65 and over 1,149
            Median Age 49.9 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 3,518
      High school graduation or higher 90.1%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 18.5%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $38,312
Median Family Income $84,567
Median Household Income $58,946
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $46,542
      Female $44,489
Individuals below poverty level 10.0%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 2,401   2,231
    Employed 2,287   2,171
    Unemploymed 114   60
    Unemployment rate 4.7%   2.7%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  261  286
    Average Weekly Wage  $787  $1,140
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  1,300  1,303
    Average Weekly Wage  $646  $893
Total Private  
    Average Employment  1,561  1,589
    Average Weekly Wage  $670  $938
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  781  694
    Average Weekly Wage  $680  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  2,342  2,282
    Average Weekly Wage  $673  $943
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are part of Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) District: SAU 23
Career Technology Center: River Bend Career & Technical Center (VT)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 2 2 1
Grade Levels P K 1-3 4-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 211 236 231 28
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region; White Mountains
Nearest College or Universities: Plymouth State; Dartmouth; Franklin Pierce-Lebanon; Upper Valley Educators Institute;

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     3   Capacity:     49

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Grafton County Complex County governmental unit 325
Cottage Hospital Health care services 250 1903
Upper Valley Press/Transport Printing, transport 80 1975
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Banking services 100 1889
Hatchland Dairy Farm Creamery 50 1992
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes: 302
State Routes: 10, 25, 116, 135
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-91 (VT), Exit 17
Distance: 8 miles
Railroad Amtrak Downeaster
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Dean Memorial, Haverhill Runway  2,500 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  No
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Lebanon Municipal Distance   36 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 97 miles
    Portland, Maine 120 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 147 miles
    New York City, New York 303 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 174 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 83.7%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 10.2%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 0.4%
  Traveled by other means: 1.8%
  Worked at home: 3.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 37.2 minutes
Work in community of residence: 61.2%
Commute to other NH community: 2.7%
Commute out-of-state: 36.1%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X 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
X 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
X Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
X Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Loon & Cannon Mountains
Other: North Haverhill Fair; Bedell Bridge Historic Site; Fourth of July Parade; ATV/UTV trails