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Community Contact Danville Board of Selectmen
Kimberly Burnham, Selectmen's Administrator
210 Main Street
  Danville, NH 03819
Telephone (603) 382-8253
Fax (603) 382-3363 x3
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Town Administrator: Monday to Thursday, 8-4, closed Friday; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8-4, Thursday, 11-6, specific Saturdays (see website) Tax Collector: Monday and Tuesday, 8:30-1, Wednesday, 8:30-2, Thursday, 2-6
County Rockingham County
Labor Market Area Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury MA-NH, NECTA Div., NH portion
Tourism Region Seacoast Region
Planning Commission Rockingham Planning Commission
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate District 23
State Representative Rockingham County Districts 8, 32
Incorporated: 1760
Origin: Danville was one of several parishes of Kingston, which was first settled in 1694. It was chartered in 1760 as Hawke, in honor of Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. Never a popular name, the town was renamed and incorporated as Danville in 1836. According to the Danville Heritage Commission, the Hawke Meeting House is the oldest original construction meeting house still standing in New Hampshire. Construction of the meeting house began in 1754, and it was used for religious services until 1832 and for town meetings through 1887. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Villages and Place Names: North Danville, South Danville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 420 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Danville totaled 3,479 over 50 years, from 924 in 1970 to 4,430 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 88 percent increase from 1980 to 1990, followed by a 64 percent increase from 1990 to 2000. The town's population increased by less than half of one percent from 2010 to 2020.
Population Density and Land Area: 2023 (US Census Bureau): 391.3 persons per square mile of land area. Danville contains 11.7 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Town Meeting
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2023 $5,483,351
Budget:School Appropriations,2022-2023 $8,693,623
Zoning Ordinance 1963/17
Master Plan 2017
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Selectmen
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Cemetery; Library Trustees; Firewards; Checklist; Tax Collector; Town Clerk; Treasurer; Police Chief; Trustees of Trust Fund
    Appointed: Zoning; Conservation; Forestry; Website; Community Center; Recreation; Heritage
Public Library Colby Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Part-time
Emergency Medical Service Part-time & private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 12 miles   50
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 13 miles   99

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Unitil; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier HAWC/Private wells
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 FirstLight
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Business Limited
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Limited

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $19.61
2022 Equalization Ratio 79.5
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.47
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 93.3%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 3.2%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 3.6%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 1,787
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 1,524
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 39
    Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 224

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2023 4,578   320,689
   2020 4,403   314,176
   2010 4,386   295,223
   2000 4,045   277,359
   1990 2,474   245,845
   1980 1,318   190,345

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   2,119 Female   2,346
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 207
      Age 5 to 19 837
      Age 20 to 34 660
      Age 35 to 54 1,166
      Age 55 to 64 995
      Age 65 and over 600
            Median Age 44.8 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 3,305
      High school graduation or higher 95.5%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 33.9%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $50,144
Median Family Income $133,164
Median Household Income $118,267
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $97,059
      Female $56,995
Individuals below poverty level 10.9%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2013 2023
    Civilian Labor Force 2,636   2,755
    Employed 2,466   2,684
    Unemploymed 170   71
    Unemployment rate 6.4%   2.6%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  44  110
    Average Weekly Wage  $884  $1,186
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  75  77
    Average Weekly Wage  $740  $945
Total Private  
    Average Employment  119  187
    Average Weekly Wage  $793  $1,087
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  46  55
    Average Weekly Wage  $393  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  166  242
    Average Weekly Wage  $679  $965
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are part of Timberlane Regional (Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, Sandown) District: SAU 55
Career Technology Center: Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5
Total Enrollment 275
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay; Manchester; Nashua
Nearest College or Universities: University of NH; UMass Lowell - Haverhill Campus

2023 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     2   Capacity:     62

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Danville Chenille Co., Inc. Chenille thread, floss, tinsel 5 1959
Post Wood Working Utility buildings 30 1974
CZ Machine Job machine 2 1986
Flying Wheels Auto Sales 3 2010
Charters Brothers Construction, LLC Construction services 15 2012
LA Dance Studio Dance studio 3 2012
Danville Market Convenience store 1-4 2014
Adventurelore Adventure-based counseling 28 2017
Life Storage Self storage facility 2 2017
Istari Property Management Management services 3 2018
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 111, 111A, 121A
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-93, Exit 3
Distance: 12 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation CART
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Lawrence (MA) Municipal Runway  5,000 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  Yes
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Manchester-Boston Regional Distance   20 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 27 miles
    Portland, Maine 84 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 44 miles
    New York City, New York 243 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 282 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 87.2%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 3.0%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 1.0%
  Traveled by other means: 0.0%
  Worked at home: 8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 38.7 minutes
Work in community of residence: 47.1%
Commute to other NH community: 6.8%
Commute out-of-state: 46.1%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
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 Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Gunstock
Other: Olde Home Day; Craft Fair (2) Annual Flea Market, Movie Night