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Community Contact Town of Allenstown
Derik Goodine, Town Administrator
16 School Street
  Allenstown, NH 03275
Telephone (603) 485-4276
Fax Not Available
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday to Thursday, 8:30-4:30, closed Friday
County Merrimack County
Labor Market Area Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley Region
Planning Commission Central NH Regional Planning
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 11, 27
Incorporated: 1831
Origin: First granted in 1721, Allenstown was named after Samuel Allen, governor of the province while still under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts just prior to 1700. A portion of Bow was annexed to the town in 1815, and a portion of Hooksett in 1853. The area was once known as excellent bear country, and a good hunting ground for wild geese and ducks. Allenstown is home to Bear Brook State Park, the largest developed state park in New Hampshire, according to the NH Division of Parks and Recreation. The park covers nearly 10,000 acres and offers historical museums along with recreational swimming, hiking, biking, camping, and fishing.
Villages and Place Names: Suncook, Blodgett
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 254 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Allenstown totaled 2,023 over 50 years, from 2,732 in 1970 to 4,755 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase from 1970 to 1980, after a 53 percent increase from 1960 to 1970. The town's population increased by ten percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Allenstown was 4,761 residents, which ranked 80th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 232.6 persons per square mile of land area. Allenstown contains 20.5 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2022 $4,437,750
Budget:School Appropriations,2022-2023 $12,193,949
Zoning Ordinance 1960/21
Master Plan 2013
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Sewer; Library; Checklist; Trust Funds; Budget; Cemetery
    Appointed: Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Parks & Recreation; Old Allenstown Meeting House; Welfare Fair Hearings; Suncook Village; Economic Development
Public Library Allenstown Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 9 miles   236

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Pembroke Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup Municipal
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    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 Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Yes

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $19.5
2022 Equalization Ratio 97.4
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.77
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 78.4%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 19.7%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 2%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 1,881
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 824
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 137
    Five or More Units in Structure 280
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 640

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 4,761   156,459
   2020 4,755   153,808
   2010 4,318   146,445
   2000 4,946   136,225
   1990 4,710   120,240
   1980 4,398   98,302

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   2,445 Female   2,252
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 242
      Age 5 to 19 1,006
      Age 20 to 34 945
      Age 35 to 54 1,214
      Age 55 to 64 715
      Age 65 and over 575
            Median Age 37.2 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 3,054
      High school graduation or higher 88.2%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 19.2%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $31,791
Median Family Income $93,198
Median Household Income $74,659
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $59,583
      Female $40,816
Individuals below poverty level 11.1%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 2,273   2,412
    Employed 2,113   2,347
    Unemploymed 160   65
    Unemployment rate 7.0%   2.7%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  157  125
    Average Weekly Wage  $653  $1,343
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  372  378
    Average Weekly Wage  $664  $806
Total Private  
    Average Employment  528  503
    Average Weekly Wage  $661  $939
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  180  339
    Average Weekly Wage  $612  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  708  842
    Average Weekly Wage  $649  $930
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Allenstown operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pembroke District: SAU 53
Career Technology Center: Concord Regional Technical Center
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1   1
Grade Levels K 1-4 5-8   1-8
Total Enrollment 196 141   20
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Manchester
Nearest College or Universities: Granite State College; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester; UNH School of Law; St. Anselm; MCPHS; Franklin Pierce

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     2   Capacity:     186

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Granite State Shuttle Courier 2019
Suncook Business Park Offices 35
15 Retail Stores Retail merchandise
Spruce Pond Camp Camping activities
Bear Brook Campground Camping
Mailways Distribution 10 2001
Hudson Quarry Landscape & masonry supplies 2019
Hooksett Rental Machine & tool rental 2020
Hillsbrook Senior Living Assisted Living 2023
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes: 3
State Routes: 28
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-93, Exit 11
Distance: 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Concord Municipal Runway  6,005 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  Yes
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Manchester-Boston Regional Distance   16 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 12 miles
    Portland, Maine 99 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 62 miles
    New York City, New York 259 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 253 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 81.2%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 3.7%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 4.5%
  Traveled by other means: 1.9%
  Worked at home: 8.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 24.3 minutes
Work in community of residence: 62.2%
Commute to other NH community: 35.2%
Commute out-of-state: 2.6%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Pat's Peak
Other: Bear Brook State Park; Bear Brook Museum Complex