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Community Contact Town of Webster
Dana Hadley, Town Administrator
945 Battle Street
  Webster, NH 03303
Telephone (603) 648-2272
Fax (603) 648-6055
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9-4; Tax Collector: M 2-4 or by appointment
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 Districts 5, 26
Incorporated: 1860
Origin: This town was originally part of Boscawen, which was incorporated in 1760. In 1791, residents of the western part of Boscawen petitioned for separation into a town to be named Bristol. Residents of the eastern part voted to build a second meetinghouse to accommodate them, and thus avoid division. The separation finally occurred in 1860, when a new town was incorporated as Webster in honor of Daniel Webster, famous American lawyer and statesman. Webster served as Secretary of State during the administrations of Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. Mount Webster and Webster Lake were also named for him
Villages and Place Names: Dingit Corner, Gerrish Corner, Snyders Mill, Swetts Mill, Courser Hill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 689 residents in 1870
Population Trends: Population change for Webster totaled 1,257 over 50 years, from 680 in 1970 to 1,937 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population increased by three percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Webster was 1,962 residents, which ranked 142nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 69.4 persons per square mile of land area. Webster contains 28.3 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2022 $2,387,249
Budget:School Appropriations,2020-2021 $3,148,073
Zoning Ordinance 1974/17
Master Plan 2018
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectboard; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Checklist
    Appointed: Zoning; Conservation; Planning; Sanitary Landfill; JLMC; Energy; Hazard Mitigation
Public Library Webster Free Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 13 miles   236

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Unitil
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Pillsbury Lake
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup Private
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    Recycling Program Voluntary
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 $22.85
2022 Equalization Ratio 64.2
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.57
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 89.4%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 2%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 8.6%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 883
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 836
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 0
    Five or More Units in Structure 4
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 43

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 1,962   156,459
   2020 1,937   153,808
   2010 1,878   146,445
   2000 1,612   136,225
   1990 1,274   120,240
   1980 1,095   98,302

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   1,061 Female   1,059
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 167
      Age 5 to 19 341
      Age 20 to 34 264
      Age 35 to 54 537
      Age 55 to 64 489
      Age 65 and over 322
            Median Age 44.4 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 1,488
      High school graduation or higher 91.8%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 31.2%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $41,882
Median Family Income $111,189
Median Household Income $105,417
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $64,082
      Female $56,400
Individuals below poverty level 9.7%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 1,142   1,142
    Employed 1,091   1,123
    Unemploymed 51   19
    Unemployment rate 4.5%   1.7%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  26  48
    Average Weekly Wage  $1,226  $1,358
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  70  93
    Average Weekly Wage  $676  $959
Total Private  
    Average Employment  97  140
    Average Weekly Wage  $825  $1,095
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  53  35
    Average Weekly Wage  $374  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  149  175
    Average Weekly Wage  $667  $1,018
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are part of Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) District: SAU 46
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 84      
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord
Nearest College or Universities: Magdalen College; New England; UNH School of Law; Granite State

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     1   Capacity:     9

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
White Mountain Imaging Photochemical process for x-rays 15 1982
Webster Elementary School Education 18
Santa-Cruz Associates Supplier of gunlocks for law enforcement 5 2000
Mellen Company High temperature laboratory furnaces 6 1968
Robert's Greenhouse & Nursery Plants & supplies
Chuck Rose Logging Logging 6
Adam E Mock & Son Logging Logging 6
Drown Farm Agricultural services 6
Cedar Mills Group Architects 4
RT Lake General Contractor Building contractor/septic service 3
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 127
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-89, Exit 7
Distance: 6 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   41 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 35 miles
    Portland, Maine 127 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 85 miles
    New York City, New York 282 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 235 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 80.5%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 6.9%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 0.6%
  Traveled by other means: 0.6%
  Worked at home: 11.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 29.6 minutes
Work in community of residence: 81.0%
Commute to other NH community: 17.9%
Commute out-of-state: 1.1%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X 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
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Pat's Peak, Ragged Mountain
Other: Youth Field Hockey