Croydon New Hampshire Community Profile

Croydon new hampshire community profile
Croydon, NH
Community Contact Town of Croydon
Board of Selectmen
879 NH Route 10
Croydon, NH 03773

Telephone (603) 863-7830
Fax (603) 863-2601
E-mail croydon@nhecwb.com
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Monday and Tuesday, 9 am - 1 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm and 5 pm - 7 pm

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Newport NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 5
State Representative
Sullivan County District 2
Incorporated: 1763

Origin: Chartered in 1763, Croydon was named for a suburb of London, the location of a palace under which several archbishops of Canterbury were buried. Among the grantees was Captain Stephen Hall, whose grandson Samuel Read Hall (1795-1877) was born in Croydon. Professor Hall established the first teacher training school in the US, authored the first instructional book for teachers, and was reputed to be the first teacher to use a blackboard. He taught at several New England colleges, including Phillips Andover Academy and Holmes-Plymouth Academy, now Plymouth State University.

Villages and Place Names: Croydon Flat, Ryder Corner

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 537 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Cornish totaled 315 over 50 years, from 349 in 1950 to 664 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 37 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the smallest change was a six percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2006 Census estimate for Croydon was 709 residents, which ranked 206th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 19.3 persons per square mile of land area. Croydon contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $339,303
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1989
Master Plan 1981
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 14 miles 35
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 19 miles 32
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 21 miles 396

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.97
2006 Equalization Ratio 76.9
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.46

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 404
   
2006 Single-Family Units 343
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
11
2006 Multi-Family Units 2
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 59
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 709 42,979
2000 664 40,560
1990 628 38,652
1980 457 36,063
1970 396 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
345
Female
316

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
32
Age 5 to 19
128
Age 20 to 34
109
Age 35 to 54
228
Age 55 to 64
83
Age 65 and over
81
Median Age
40.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
13.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $21,403
Median 4-person family income $50,556
Median household income $49,688

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,992
Female
$26,544

Families below the poverty level 2.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
345 402
Employed
337 393
Unemployed
8 9
Unemployment Rate
2.3% 2.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 34
Average Weekly Wage
n $604
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 63
Average Weekly Wage
n $338
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
45 96
Average Weekly Wage
$286 $430
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
17 20
Average Weekly Wage
$133 $224
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
61 116
Average Weekly Wage
$245 $396
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Croydon operates grades K-3; grades 4-12 are tuitioned to Newport District: SAU 43
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley Technical Center, Newport or Claremont Region: 10

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-3
Total Enrollment
27
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 17
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 10
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 13
         Distance 4 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway
3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
61 miles
Portland, ME
146 miles
Boston, MA
111 miles
New York City, NY
266 miles
Montreal, Quebec
205 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.9%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.6%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
4.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
10%
Commuting to another NH community
86%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X 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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mt Sunapee
   
Other:
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/17/07

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