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Wakefield New Hampshire

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Wakefield New Hampshire Community Profile
Wakefield, NH
Community Contact
Town of Wakefield
Robin Frost, Town Administrator
2 High St, Town Hall
Sanbornville, NH 03872

Telephone (603) 522-6205
Fax (603) 522-6794
E-mail townadmin@wakefieldnh.com
Web Site www.wakefieldnh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, and Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 3
State Representative
Carroll County District 5
Incorporated: 1774

Origin: Settled by colonists from Dover and Somersworth, this town went through the names Ham's-town, East-town, and Watertown before it was incorporated as Wakefield in 1774. Wakefield in Yorkshire, England, was the location of Wentworth Castle, the home of Wentworth ancestors. Wakefield includes the villages of Union and Sanbornville.

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 646 residents in 1790

Population Trends: After decreasing by three percent between 1950-1960, Wakefield's population increased quickly, growing above the statewide average. Decennial growth rates peaked with a 58 percent increase between 1970-1980. Over fifty years, Wakefield's population increased by a total of 2,985 residents, going from 1,267 in 1950 to 4,252 residents in 2000. The 2004 Census estimate for Wakefield was 4,600 residents, which ranked 74th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2004: 116.4 persons per square mile of land area. Wakefield contains 39.5 square miles of land area and 5.3 square miles of inland water area.

Villages and Place Names: East Wakefield, North Wakefield, Sanbornville, Union, Woodman, Province Lake

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $3,841,062
Budget: School Appropriations, 2004 $6,515,814
Zoning Ordinance 1986/05
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Gafney Library, Inc.; Union Village; Wakefield Library Association

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

Nearest Hospital(s):
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro
Distance: 14 miles Staffed Beds: 49

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

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 Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Cable Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES
2004 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $9.90
2004 Equalization Ratio 89.8
2004 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $8.88

2004 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.6%
Other Property including Utilities
0.7%

HOUSING
2003 Total Housing Units 3,642
   
2003 Single-Family Units 3,154
Building Permits Issued
116
2003 Multi-Family Units 228
Building Permits Issued
1
2003 Manufactured Housing Units 260
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DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2004 4,600 46,762
2000 4,276 43,918
1990 3,064 35,526
1980 2,237 27,929
1970 1,420 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,103
Female
2,149

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
250
Age 5 to 19
923
Age 20 to 34
600
Age 35 to 54
1,378
Age 55 to 64
464
Age 65 and over
637
Median Age
40.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
17.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (Census 2000)
Per capita income $21,507
Median 4-person family income $45,774
Median household income $42,500

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,804
Female
$24,898

Families below the poverty level 5.1%

LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 1994 2004
Civilian Labor Force
1,662 2,328
Employed
1,578 2,246
Unemployed
84 82
Unemployment Rate
5.1% 3.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES 1994 2004
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
43 86
Average Weekly Wage
$380 $503
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
251 329
Average Weekly Wage
$218 $327
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
294 416
Average Weekly Wage
$242 $364
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
139 271
Average Weekly Wage
$394 $516
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
433 686
Average Weekly Wage
$291 $424
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EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Wakefield operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Rochester District: SAU 64
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Voc. Center; Somersworth Reg. Voc. Center; Creteau Voc. Center, Rochester Region: 12

Educational Facilities
Elementary
Middle/Junior High
High School
Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
2
Grade Levels
K 1-8
Total Enrollment
534

NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2004: Total Facilities: 6 Total Capacity: 209
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: McIntosh; University of NH; Nasson (ME)

LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Longmeadow Hardware Hardware 10
Lovell Lake Food Center Convenience store 8
Badman Family Practice Health care 4 1993
Frothingham Electronics Corp. Semiconductors 8
Precision Roll/Kingswood Services Distribution 4

TRANSPORTATION
Road Access Federal Routes
  State Routes 16, 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95, Exit 4
         Distance 38 miles
Railroad NH Northcoast
Public Transportation No
Nearest Airport Wolfeboro
Runway
    2,540 feet
Lighted?
Yes
Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Commercial Airport
Pease
Distance
30 miles

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
63 miles
Portland, ME
93 miles
Boston, MA
96 miles
New York City, NY
303 miles
Montreal, Quebec
258 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
78.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.5%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
2.1%
Other Means
0.7%
Worked at home
4.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 38.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
21%
Commuting to another NH community
68%
Commuting out-of-state
11%
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RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X
Youth Sports: Baseball
X
Youth Sports: Soccer
X
Youth Sports: Football
X
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X
Campgrounds
X
Fishing/Hunting
X
Boating/Marinas
X
Snowmobile Trails
X
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:

Copyright 2005 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 08/16/05

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 Wakefield NH. See all Wakefield NH Real Estate
Town Type Price Body of Water Bedrooms Water Frontage
Wakefield NH Home   $799,900 Luxury Waterfront on PINE RIVER Beds: 5   131
Wakefield NH Home   $799,500 Luxury Waterfront on Pine River Beds: 3   100
Wakefield NH Home   $499,000 Waterfront on Lovell Beds: 2   125
Wakefield NH Home   $479,000 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 3   100
Wakefield NH Home  New or Updated! $449,900 Waterfront on Lovell Lake Beds: 2   80
Wakefield NH Home   $449,900 Waterfront on PINE RIVER POND Beds: 2   107
Wakefield NH Home   $399,900 Waterfront on Belleau Lake Beds: 3   100
Wakefield NH Home   $399,900 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 2   100
Wakefield NH Home  New or Updated! $374,900 Waterfront on Balch Beds: 2   150
Wakefield NH Home   $349,900 Waterfront on PINE RIVER POND Beds: 2   119
Wakefield NH Home   $339,900 Waterfront on Balch Lake Beds: 3   100
Wakefield NH Home   $320,000 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 2   120
Wakefield NH Home   $279,900 Waterfront on Lovell Beds: 3   100
Wakefield NH Home   $277,500 Waterfront on Belleau Lake Beds: 3   94
Wakefield NH Home   $270,000 Waterfront on Belleau Lake Beds: 3   
Wakefield NH Home   $259,900 Waterfront on Belleau Lake Beds: 2   
Wakefield NH Home   $242,900 Waterfront on Belleau Lake Beds: 3   
Wakefield NH Condo  New or Updated! $229,900 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 3   1490
Wakefield NH Home   $225,000 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 3   
Wakefield NH Home   $219,000 Waterfront on Lovell Lake Beds: 2   
Wakefield NH Home   $217,000 Waterfront on Lovell Lake Beds: 3   
Wakefield NH Home   $209,900 Waterfront on Lovell Lake Beds: 3   
Wakefield NH Home   $209,900 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 3   154
Wakefield NH Home  New or Updated! $189,900 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 3   
Wakefield NH Home   $184,900 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 3   
Wakefield NH Home   $179,900 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 2   
Wakefield NH Home   $179,000 Waterfront on Pine River Pond Beds: 3   
Wakefield NH Home   $174,900 Waterfront on SANDY POND Beds: 2   199
Wakefield NH Home   $169,900 Waterfront on Scribner River Beds: 1   158
Wakefield NH Home   $169,900 Waterfront on Balch Beds: 3   
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