Langdon New Hampshire Community Profile

Langdon new hampshire community profile
Langdon, NH
Community Contact Langdon Board of Selectmen
Jennifer Doyle, Administrative Assistant/Town Clerk
5 Walker Hill Road, 122 NH Route 12A
Langdon, NH 03602

Telephone (603) 835-2389
Fax (603) 835-6055
E-mail townoflangdon@yahoo.com
Web Site www.keenenh.com/langdon

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 10 am - 12 noon, Tuesday, 10 am - 12 noon and 3 pm - 6 pm

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Charlestown NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 8
State Representative
Sullivan County District 5
Incorporated: 1787

Origin: Carved out of several adjacent towns, this town was named in honor of Governor John Langdon. Governor Langdon was active in the Revolution, and also owned a ship-building business in Portsmouth. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and served on a committee with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams to secure military supplies for the American forces. Governor Langdon served as a member of the State senate, was Speaker of the House of Representatives, and served as president pro-tem of the Senate in the first United States Congress, supervising the canvass of electoral votes to elect Washington as President. He was an eight-term as Governor of New Hampshire.

Villages and Place Names: Cold River District, Condon Corner

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 244 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Langdon totaled 210 over 50 years, from 378 in 1950 to 588 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 33 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 30 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2006 Census estimate for Langdon was 671 residents, which ranked 209th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 41.1 persons per square mile of land area. Langdon contains 16.3 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $480,830
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1973/99
Master Plan 2004
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
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 19 miles 169
Valley Regional, Claremont 20 miles 45

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Granite State; 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
None

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.26
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.77

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
92.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
4.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 298
   
2006 Single-Family Units 251
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
5
2006 Multi-Family Units 8
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 39
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 671 42,979
2000 588 40,560
1990 581 38,652
1980 437 36,063
1970 337 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
311
Female
275

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
25
Age 5 to 19
113
Age 20 to 34
83
Age 35 to 54
232
Age 55 to 64
63
Age 65 and over
70
Median Age
40.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
18.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $24,572
Median 4-person family income $43,125
Median household income $42,083

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$33,750
Female
$24,444

Families below the poverty level 3.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
353 379
Employed
344 370
Unemployed
9 9
Unemployment Rate
2.5% 2.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
45 24
Average Weekly Wage
$435 $439
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
38 24
Average Weekly Wage
$535 $627
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
83 48
Average Weekly Wage
$481 $534
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
4 8
Average Weekly Wage
$163 $335
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
87 56
Average Weekly Wage
$467 $505
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 Fall Mountain Regional (Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon, Walpole) District: SAU 60
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Center of Applied Science, Keene; Fall Mountain High School, Langdon Region: 13

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
2 1
Grade Levels
P 1-4 9-12
Total Enrollment
48 653
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Noise Reduction Products Fabricated metal enclosures 5 1975
Woodell & Daughters Lumber 4
Connecticut River Bank Banking 3
C & L Petroleum Oil
Fall Mountain Timber Sizing Sized timber
Great Brook Forest Products Lumber
Hubbard Farms, Inc Chicken research
True Blue Software Computer services
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 12A, 123, 123A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exits 5 - 6
         Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Claremont Municipal
Runway
3,100 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 38 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
69 miles
Portland, ME
154 miles
Boston, MA
119 miles
New York City, NY
232 miles
Montreal, Quebec
221 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
84.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.6%
Other Means
1.5%
Worked at home
4.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
60%
Commuting out-of-state
20%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
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): Mt Ascutney, Okemo (VT)
   
Other:
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 09/25/07

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