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Meredith New Hampshire

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Meredith New Hampshire Community Profile
Meredith, NH
Community Contact
Town of Meredith
Carol Granfield, Town Manager
41 Main Street
Meredith, NH 03253

Telephone (603) 279-4538
Fax (603) 677-1061
E-mail cgranfield@meredithnh.org
Web Site www.meredithnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Laconia NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Belknap County District 3
Incorporated: 1768

Origin: Meredith was first known as Palmer's Town, in honor of Samuel Palmer, a teacher of surveying and navigation, who had laid out much of the land surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee. One of the first towns to have a charter granted by the Masonian Proprietors, many new settlers were from Salem, Massachusetts, and the town was renamed New Salem. In 1768, the land was regranted and named after Sir William Meredith, who opposed taxation on the colonies.

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 881 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population growth in Meredith was below the statewide average rate over three of the last five decades. Decennial growth rates ranged from a four percent increase between 1980-1990 to a 60 percent increase between 1970-1980. Meredith's population increased by a total of 3,721 residents, going from 2,222 in 1950 to 5,943 residents in 2000. The 2004 Census estimate for Meredith was 6,493 residents, which ranked 48th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2004: 161.1 persons per square mile of land area. Meredith contains 40.3 square miles of land area and 14.2 square miles of inland water area.

Villages and Place Names: Bear Island, East Bear Island, Leavitt Park, Lovejoy Sands, Meredith Center

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $10,675,993
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1971/02
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planner/Engineer/CEO

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Board of Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning Board; Conservation Commission; Library Trustees; Cemetery Trustees

Public Library Meredith Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Commercial

Nearest Hospital(s):
Lakes Region General, Laconia
Distance: 10 miles Staffed Beds: 106

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Meredith Water Dept.

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling Program
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Cable Internet Service:  
Business
unknown
Residential
unknown

PROPERTY TAXES
2004 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.95
2004 Equalization Ratio 74.5
2004 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.87

2004 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
90.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.3%
Other Property including Utilities
0.6%

HOUSING
2003 Total Housing Units 4,438
   
2003 Single-Family Units 3,630
Building Permits Issued
70
2003 Multi-Family Units 527
Building Permits Issued
0
2003 Manufactured Housing Units 281
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DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2004 6,493 60,858
2000 5,975 56,576
1990 4,846 49,294
1980 4,646 42,884
1970 2,904 32,367

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,938
Female
3,005

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
290
Age 5 to 19
1,158
Age 20 to 34
787
Age 35 to 54
1,971
Age 55 to 64
738
Age 65 and over
999
Median Age
42.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
30.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (Census 2000)
Per capita income $24,867
Median 4-person family income $54,764
Median household income $42,758

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,766
Female
$26,772

Families below the poverty level 4.2%

LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 1994 2004
Civilian Labor Force
2,786 3,320
Employed
2,673 3,210
Unemployed
113 110
Unemployment Rate
4.1% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES 1994 2004
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
703 717
Average Weekly Wage
$474 $794
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,716 1,994
Average Weekly Wage
$356 $517
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
2,419 2,712
Average Weekly Wage
$390 $590
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
282 355
Average Weekly Wage
$490 $650
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
2,701 3,067
Average Weekly Wage
$401 $597
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Inter-Lakes Cooperative (Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich) District: SAU 2
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton Region: 08

Educational Facilities
Elementary
Middle/Junior High
High School
Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
1
1
1
Grade Levels
P K R 1-4
5-8
9-12
K-8
Total Enrollment
400
417
427
n/a

NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2004: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 173
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE
EMPLOYEES
ESTABLISHED
Vutek Color ink machinery 300 1988
Meredith Village Savings Bank Banking 166 1869
Golden View Nursing home 125
Hampshire Hospitality Holdings Hospitality 100 1983
Meredith Harley Davidson Motorcycle retail, repair, service 67 1983
Remcom/North Corporation Machine electrical connectors 65 1983
Annalee Mobilite Dolls, Inc. Soft sculpture dolls 50 1962
Ippolito's Furniture Furniture sales 36 1978
Comstock Industries, Inc. Metals, plastics manufacturing 24 1979
Salmon Press Job printing, newspapers 17 1880

TRANSPORTATION
Road Access Federal Routes 3
  State Routes 25, 104
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
         Distance 7 miles
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation Yes
Nearest Airport Laconia
Runway
    5,286 feet
Lighted?
Yes
Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Commercial Airport
Manchester
Distance
57 miles

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
58 miles
Portland, ME
113 miles
Boston, MA
108 miles
New York City, NY
305 miles
Montreal, Quebec
228 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
78.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
3.8%
Other Means
0.6%
Worked at home
6.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
40%
Commuting to another NH community
56%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
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RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X
Bowling Facilities
X
Museums
X
Cinemas
X
Performing Arts Facilities
X
Tourists Attractions
X
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X
Youth Sports: Baseball
X
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X
Youth Sports: Basketball
X
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 Recreational Area
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: Annalee Doll Museum; Scenic RR

Copyright 2005 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 07/26/05

All information regarding the communities is from sources deemed reliable and is submitted subject to errors, omissions, modifications, and withdrawals without notice. No warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein. Specific questions regarding individual cities and towns should be directed to the community contact.
Here a sample of Homes Condos for sale on Meredith NH. See all Meredith NH Real Estate
Town Type Price Body of Water Bedrooms Water Frontage
Meredith NH Home   $4,999,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   250
Meredith NH Home  New or Updated! $3,995,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   300
Meredith NH Home  New or Updated! $3,799,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 7   171
Meredith NH Home   $3,299,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   200
Meredith NH Home   $2,500,000 Luxury Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee Beds: 5   370
Meredith NH Home   $1,695,000 Luxury Waterfront on Lake Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   
Meredith NH Home  New or Updated! $1,197,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   3000
Meredith NH Home   $1,195,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   695
Meredith NH Home   $1,175,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnisquam Beds: 3   153
Meredith NH Home   $1,150,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   100
Meredith NH Home   $899,900 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   100
Meredith NH Home   $895,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   65
Meredith NH Home   $850,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   103
Meredith NH Home   $849,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnisquam Beds: 3   65
Meredith NH Home   $795,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   
Meredith NH Home   $789,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   
Meredith NH Home   $789,000 Luxury Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   240
Meredith NH Home   $699,000 Waterfront on Lake Winnipesauke Beds: 4   27
Meredith NH Home   $699,000 Waterfront on Waukewan Beds: 5   108
Meredith NH Home  New or Updated! $649,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   175
Meredith NH Home   $649,000 Waterfront on Winnisquam Beds: 2   76
Meredith NH Home   $565,000 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   
Meredith NH Home  New or Updated! $559,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   1982
Meredith NH Condo  New or Updated! $559,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 4   1982
Meredith NH Home  New or Updated! $549,900 Waterfront on Winnipesaukee Beds: 3   120
Meredith NH Home   $535,000 Waterfront on Winnisquam Beds: 3   872
Meredith NH Home  New or Updated! $479,900 Waterfront on Winnisquam Beds: 3   
Meredith NH Home   $469,900 Waterfront on Winnisquam Beds: 3   
Meredith NH Home   $469,000 Waterfront on Winnisquam Beds: 4   
Meredith NH Home   $449,900 Waterfront on Lake Winnisquam Beds: 2   257
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