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Community Contact Town of Warner
Board of Selectmen
5 East Main Street, PO Box 265
  Warner, NH 03278-0265
Telephone (603) 456-2298 x1
Fax (603) 456-2297
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administrator: Monday to Thursday, 8-4; Town Clerk: Monday and Thursday, 8-4, Tuesday, 8-6, Wedneday, 9-4; Tax Collector: Monday to Thursday, 9-3
County Merrimack County
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Sunapee Region
Planning Commission Central NH Regional Planning
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 7
State Representative Merrimack County District 8
Incorporated: 1774
Origin: This territory was granted by the Massachusetts government in 1735 as Number 1 to settlers from Amesbury who called it New Amesbury. The Masonian Proprietors regranted the territory in 1749 to new settlers, including Richard Jenness, who were mostly from Rye. The settlement was called Jenness-town or Ryetown. The territory was granted again in 1767 to Jonathan Barnard and others, who wished to name the town Amesbury. In 1774 Governor John Wentworth incorporated the town in honor of a friend and a member of his council, Jonathan Warner. This was one of the last towns to be established under English rule.
Villages and Place Names: Bagley, Davisville, Dimond, Lower Village, Melvin Mills, Roby, Waterloo
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 863 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Warner totaled 1,496 over 50 years, from 1,441 in 1970 to 2,937 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 36 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population increased by four percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Warner was 2,955 residents, which ranked 112th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 53.5 persons per square mile of land area. Warner contains 55.2 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2021 $4,159,707
Budget:School Appropriations,2020-2021 $6,360,164
Zoning Ordinance 1969/19
Master Plan 2018
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Regional Planning Commission
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget; Checklist; Chandler Reservation; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Treasurer
    Appointed: Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Pillsbury Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service On-Call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 15 miles   25
Concord Hospital, Concord 16 miles   236

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier n/a
Water Supplier Warner Village Water District
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup None
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    Recycling Program Mandatory
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
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 $28.42
2022 Equalization Ratio 67.7
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.04
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 83.9%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 12.8%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 3.2%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 1,426
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 1,003
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 154
    Five or More Units in Structure 193
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 76

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 2,955   156,459
   2020 2,937   153,808
   2010 2,832   146,445
   2000 2,769   136,225
   1990 2,256   120,240
   1980 1,963   98,302

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   1,367 Female   1,553
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 137
      Age 5 to 19 409
      Age 20 to 34 674
      Age 35 to 54 579
      Age 55 to 64 459
      Age 65 and over 662
            Median Age 44.3 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 2,206
      High school graduation or higher 93.4%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 36.9%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $51,879
Median Family Income $110,486
Median Household Income $82,500
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $69,167
      Female $57,992
Individuals below poverty level 7.8%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 1,560   1,532
    Employed 1,474   1,500
    Unemploymed 86   32
    Unemployment rate 5.5%   2.1%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  151  118
    Average Weekly Wage  $1,244  $1,384
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  664  596
    Average Weekly Wage  $649  $715
Total Private  
    Average Employment  816  714
    Average Weekly Wage  $760  $826
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  90  115
    Average Weekly Wage  $714  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  907  829
    Average Weekly Wage  $754  $811
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) District: SAU 65
Career Technology Center: Concord Regional Technical Center
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1      
Grade Levels K 1-5      
Total Enrollment 157      
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest College or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; New England; Magdalen College

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     2   Capacity:     80

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Sugar River Bank Banking services
Market Basket Supermarket 100 1995
Pine Rock Manor Assisted living facility 40 1986
McDonald's Fast food restaurant 40 1990
RC Brayshaw & Co., Inc. Commercial printing center 12 1979
Evans Fuel Mart Convenience store, gas 12 1982
State of NH Wine & Liquor Outlet Liquor outlet
Madgetech Data loggers 100 1996
Irving Gas Gas. convenience store
Mentis Sciences Engineering 33 1996
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 103, 127
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-89, Exits 7 - 9
Distance: Local access
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   39 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 33 miles
    Portland, Maine 125 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 83 miles
    New York City, New York 280 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 225 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 81.4%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 4.3%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 2.9%
  Traveled by other means: 0.0%
  Worked at home: 11.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 32.9 minutes
Work in community of residence: 71.6%
Commute to other NH community: 25.0%
Commute out-of-state: 3.4%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X 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
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Mount Sunapee, Pats Peak
Other: Outdoor Ice Skating Rink; Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum; Little Nature Museum; Fall Foliage Festival; 4th of July Pancake Breakfast; NH Telephone Museum; Tory Readers Series; Festival of Trees; Rollins State ParkCovered Bridges; Davisville Flea Market