Effingham New Hampshire Community Profile

Effingham new hampshire community profile
Effingham, NH
Community Contact Effingham Board of Selectmen
Claudia Lamphier, Administrative Assistant
68 School Street
Effingham, NH 03882

Telephone (603) 539-7770
Fax (603) 539-7799
E-mail effingham@adelphia.net
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm, and Friday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm, and Saturday, 8 am - 12 noon, closed Wednesday

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway NH-ME LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
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: 1778

Origin: This town was first settled by the Leavitts of Hampton, led by Captain John Leavitt, a soldier who had fought the French and Indians at Lake George. The territory was known as Leavitts-town from the time of the initial charter in 1749 until 1778. The name Effingham was probably selected by Governor Wentworth in honor of the Howard family, who were Earls of Effingham and related to the governor by marriage, although the name was not used until the town's 1778 incorporation, after the start of the Revolution.

Villages and Place Names: Center Effingham, Chases Mill, Effingham Falls, Grape Corner, Pine River, South Effingham, Drake's Corner

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 154 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Effingham totaled 936 over 50 years, from 341 in 1950 to 1,277 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 66 percent between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 58 percent increase over the next decade. The 2006 Census estimate for Effingham was 1,376 residents, which ranked 165th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 35.4 persons per square mile of land area. Effingham contains 38.9 square miles of land area and 1.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $1,590,000
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 2000/06
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library
Appointed:
Conservation

Public Library Effingham Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 20 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
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 Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.15
2006 Equalization Ratio 88.6
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $12.49

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
90.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 927
   
2006 Single-Family Units 746
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
14
2006 Multi-Family Units 47
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 134
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 1,376 47,475
2000 1,277 43,918
1990 944 35,526
1980 599 27,929
1970 360 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
657
Female
616

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
57
Age 5 to 19
310
Age 20 to 34
195
Age 35 to 54
415
Age 55 to 64
136
Age 65 and over
160
Median Age
38.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
17.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $17,089
Median 4-person family income $38,000
Median household income $36,000

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$29,650
Female
$22,188

Families below the poverty level 8.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
521 719
Employed
505 697
Unemployed
16 22
Unemployment Rate
3.1% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 6
Average Weekly Wage
n $310
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 36
Average Weekly Wage
n $373
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
n 42
Average Weekly Wage
n $364
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
10 12
Average Weekly Wage
$83 $306
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
n 54
Average Weekly Wage
n $351
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) District: SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Region 9 Vocational Technical Center, Wolfeboro Region: 09

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-6 1-12
Total Enrollment
112 49
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 17
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Conway
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Lakeview Neurorehab Head injury rehabilitation 100 1982
Thermalarm Products, Inc. Alarm thermometers 3 1972
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 25, 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 24
         Distance 42 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Eastern Slopes, Fryeburg ME
Runway
4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 44 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 7

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
71 miles
Portland, ME
47 miles
Boston, MA
115 miles
New York City, NY
326 miles
Montreal, Quebec
236 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
75.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
14.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.3%
Other Means
1.9%
Worked at home
7.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
23%
Commuting to another NH community
69%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
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
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): King Pine
   
Other: Watts Sanctuary
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 09/18/07

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