Landaff New Hampshire Community Profile

Landaff new hampshire community profile
Landaff, NH
Community Contact Town of Landaff
Donna J. Bronson, Town Clerk
PO Box 125
Landaff, NH 03585

Telephone (603) 838-6220
Fax (603) 838-5225
E-mail townoflandaff@juno.com
Web Site www.landaffnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Wednesday, 7 pm - 9 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, 9 am - 11 am and 5 pm - 7 pm; Administrative Assistant: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton NH-VT LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 3
Incorporated: 1774

Origin: Landaff was first granted in 1764 to James Avery and over sixty other colonists. The town was named for the Bishop of Llandaff in Cardiff, Wales, chaplain to King George III. In 1770, Governor John Wentworth, discovering that few had settled their claims, proposed using the site for Dartmouth College. The claim was declared forfeited and a regrant of the land was issued to the college. The town was incorporated as Landaff in 1774. After the Revolution, some of the earlier grantees claimed that the forfeiture was not legal. The courts agreed, and the college had to abandon title.

Villages and Place Names: Ireland, Jericho, Jockey Hill, Landaff Center

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 292 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Landaff had the second-smallest numeric increase of any town, with a total population change of 36 over 50 years, from 342 in 1950 to 378 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 31 percent between 1980 and 1990, a numeric change of 144. The 2006 Census estimate for Landaff was 370 residents, which ranked 219th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 13.0 persons per square mile of land area. Landaff contains 28.4 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $253,000
Budget: School Appropriations, 2003-2004 $407,000
Zoning Ordinance 1978/06
Master Plan 1985
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Conservation; Checklist; Zoning; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:

Public Library No Library

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 10 miles 25
Littleton Regional, Littleton 14 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
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.94
2006 Equalization Ratio 81.1
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.71

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
93.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
5.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 241
   
2006 Single-Family Units 223
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
4
2006 Multi-Family Units 11
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 7
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 370 85,336
2000 378 81,826
1990 349 74,998
1980 266 65,806
1970 292 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
183
Female
195

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
26
Age 5 to 19
71
Age 20 to 34
45
Age 35 to 54
128
Age 55 to 64
52
Age 65 and over
56
Median Age
42 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,033
Median 4-person family income $48,500
Median household income $41,964

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,156
Female
$23,438

Families below the poverty level 6.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
237 216
Employed
228 210
Unemployed
9 6
Unemployment Rate
3.8% 2.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
4 22
Average Weekly Wage
$368 $401
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
7 11
Average Weekly Wage
$495 $624
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
11 33
Average Weekly Wage
$446 $474
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Landaff operates grades K-3; grades 4-12 are tuitioned to Lisbon Regional (Lisbon, Lyman) District: SAU 35
Career Technology Center(s): Gallen Regional Voc. Center, Littleton; White Mountain Regional High, Whitefield Region: 03

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-3
Total Enrollment
17
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Berlin
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Peters Logging Log company 2
Springvale Farm Farm
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
         Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia Airport
Runway
2,305 ft. turf
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 51 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
99 miles
Portland, ME
117 miles
Boston, MA
149 miles
New York City, NY
318 miles
Montreal, Quebec
179 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
73.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.9%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
10.4%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
5.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.5 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
16%
Commuting to another NH community
81%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
   
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mtn
   
Other: Scotland Brook Sanctuary; Old Home Day
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/17/07

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