Grantham New Hampshire Community Profile

Grantham new hampshire community profile
Grantham, NH
Community Contact Town of Grantham
Tina M. Stearns, Town Administrator
300 Route 10 South
Grantham, NH 03753

Telephone (603) 863-6021
Fax (603) 863-3961
E-mail admin@granthamnh.net
Web Site www.granthamnh.net

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 7 am - 5 pm, Friday, 9 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 pm - 9 pm, closed Friday

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
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 1
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: Grantham was named for Thomas Robinson, first Baron Grantham, an active supporter of American independence. He was known as a diplomat in Europe and was one of Great Britain's first postmaster-generals. The area was first granted in 1761, the same year Robinson received his peerage. No settlers took up that claim, and the land was regranted in 1767 as New Grantham. In 1780, the western portion of Grantham and the eastern portion of Plainfield were made into the parish of Meriden, a name the region bears today. The town was incorporated as New Grantham in 1788, and incorporated as Grantham in 1818.

Villages and Place Names: unknown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 333 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Grantham totaled 1,821 over 50 years, from 359 in 1950 to 2,180 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 92 percent between 1970 and 1980, followed by increases of 77 percent and 75 percent over the next two decades. The 2006 Census estimate for Grantham was 2,522 residents, which ranked 116th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 92.8 persons per square mile of land area. Grantham contains 27.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007-2008 $2,922,970
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1990/07
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Dunbar Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department On Call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service On Call

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 11 miles 35
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 16 miles 32
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 18 miles 396

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Eastman Village District & 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 Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.02
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $12.97

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
97.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 1,780
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,425
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
23
2006 Multi-Family Units 328
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 27
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 2,522 42,979
2000 2,180 40,560
1990 1,249 38,652
1980 704 36,063
1970 366 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,062
Female
1,105

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
107
Age 5 to 19
342
Age 20 to 34
276
Age 35 to 54
667
Age 55 to 64
304
Age 65 and over
471
Median Age
46 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
96.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
51.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $32,174
Median 4-person family income $69,271
Median household income $63,239

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$43,250
Female
$34,773

Families below the poverty level 1.4%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
652 1,427
Employed
632 1,391
Unemployed
20 36
Unemployment Rate
3.1% 2.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
76 123
Average Weekly Wage
$420 $644
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
170 212
Average Weekly Wage
$367 $636
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
246 335
Average Weekly Wage
$384 $639
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
71 31
Average Weekly Wage
$298 $670
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
317 366
Average Weekly Wage
$364 $641
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grantham operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Lebanon District: SAU 75
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Career and Technical Center, White River Junction VT Region: 07

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
222
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 90
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Yankee Barn Homes, Inc. Home builders 45 1971
Eastman Community Association Housing, development 23 1971
Cote & Reney Lumber yard 16
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 10, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 13 - 14
         Distance Local access
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 20 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
60 miles
Portland, ME
145 miles
Boston, MA
110 miles
New York City, NY
269 miles
Montreal, Quebec
204 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
77.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.2%
Public transportation
1.2%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
1.0%
Worked at home
7.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
70%
Commuting out-of-state
9%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mt Sunapee, Whaleback Mtn
   
Other: Grantham Indoor Sports Facility; Camps
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/17/07

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