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Community Contact Town of Nottingham
Ellen White, Town Administrator
PO Box 114
  Nottingham, NH 03290
Telephone (603) 679-5022
Fax (603) 679-1013
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administration: Monday to Thursday, 8:30-3:30, Friday, 8:30-12; Town Clerk: by appointment Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30-12:30, Tuesday, 12-4, Wednesday, 2-6; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 9-noon, Wednesday, 4-6
County Rockingham County
Labor Market Area Raymond, NH LMA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley Region
Planning Commission Strafford Regional Planning
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 17
State Representative Rockingham County District 1
Incorporated: 1722
Origin: This town was granted to petitioners from seacoast towns between Boston and Portsmouth who wished to settle a tract of land north of Exeter. The petitioners asked that the town be named New Boston, but Governor Shute gave it the name Nottingham, in honor of Daniel Finch, second Earl of Nottingham. The Earl was a close friend of Colonial Governors Shute and Dudley of Massachusetts when New Hampshire was under that province's jurisdiction. The original grant was considerably larger than now; Deerfield separated from Nottingham in 1766, and Northwood separated in 1773.
Villages and Place Names: Nottingham Square, West Nottingham, Pawtuckaway
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1068 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Nottingham totaled 4,278 over 50 years, from 952 in 1970 to 5,230 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 105 percent increase from 1970 to 1980, doubling the population. The town's population increased by nine percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Nottingham was 5,374 residents, which ranked 69th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 115.5 persons per square mile of land area. Nottingham contains 46.5 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2022 $5,716,366
Budget:School Appropriations,2022-2023 $15,954,721
Zoning Ordinance 1980/16
Master Plan 2012
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Budget; Cemetery; Library; Trust Funds
    Appointed: Conservation; Capital Improvement
Public Library Blaisdell Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 16 miles   173
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 15 miles   99
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 18 miles   27

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Communal wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup Private
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    Recycling Program Mandatory
Telephone Company Comcast; 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 Yes

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $19.11
2022 Equalization Ratio 71.2
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.45
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 94.9%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 1.8%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 3.3%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 2,220
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 2,067
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 99
    Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 54

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 5,374   319,633
   2020 5,230   314,176
   2010 4,790   295,223
   2000 3,734   277,359
   1990 2,837   245,845
   1980 1,952   190,345

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   2,582 Female   2,671
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 411
      Age 5 to 19 868
      Age 20 to 34 915
      Age 35 to 54 1,361
      Age 55 to 64 690
      Age 65 and over 1,008
            Median Age 40.8 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 3,938
      High school graduation or higher 95.8%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 41.3%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $46,150
Median Family Income $114,088
Median Household Income $96,047
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $63,864
      Female $72,988
Individuals below poverty level 6.1%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 2,895   3,284
    Employed 2,763   3,222
    Unemploymed 132   62
    Unemployment rate 4.6%   1.9%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  41  74
    Average Weekly Wage  $900  $1,496
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  96  133
    Average Weekly Wage  $912  $1,256
Total Private  
    Average Employment  136  208
    Average Weekly Wage  $908  $1,342
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  158  145
    Average Weekly Wage  $644  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  294  352
    Average Weekly Wage  $768  $1,123
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Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Nottingham operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Dover or Coe-Brown Academy (Northwood) District: SAU 44
Career Technology Center: Dover Career Technical Center; R.W. Creteau Regional Technology Ctr.; Somersworth Career Technical Center
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1      
Grade Levels K 1-8      
Total Enrollment 505      
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest College or Universities: University of NH; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester; MCPHS; Franklin Pierce-Manchester

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     3   Capacity:     106

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Custom Welding & Fabrications, Inc. Welding, fabrications 7 1980
Town of Nottingham Municipal services 45 1722
Nottingham School Education K-8 90 1995
O.R. Gooch & Son, Inc. General contractor/log home builders 8 1953
Liars Paradise Gas station/store/restaurant 13 1925
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes: 4
State Routes: 152, 156
Nearest Interstate/Exit: Spaulding Tpk., Exit 6; I-95, Exit 2
Distance: 18 miles; 22 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Pease International Runway  11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  Yes
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Manchester-Boston Regional Distance   25 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 25 miles
    Portland, Maine 74 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 72 miles
    New York City, New York 275 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 280 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 78.7%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 4.9%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.7%
  Walked: 0.0%
  Traveled by other means: 1.1%
  Worked at home: 14.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 36.6 minutes
Work in community of residence: 60.4%
Commute to other NH community: 29.3%
Commute out-of-state: 10.2%
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
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 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: McIntyre
Other: Pawtuckaway State Park