Lincoln New Hampshire Community Profile

Lincoln new hampshire community profile
Lincoln, NH
Community Contact Town of Lincoln
Ted Sutton, Town Manager
PO Box 25
Lincoln, NH 03251

Telephone (603) 745-2757
Fax (603) 745-6743
E-mail townhall@lincolnnh.org
Web Site www.lincolnnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
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 1
State Representative
Grafton County District 3
Incorporated: 1764

Origin: Long before Abraham Lincoln's birth, this town was named in 1764 for Henry Clinton, ninth Earl of Lincoln, a cousin to the Wentworths. He held the position of Comptroller of Customs for the port of London under George II and George III, which was important to trade between America and England. In 1772, on claim of forfeiture by Sir Francis Bernard and others, a regrant was issued. However, a court decision in the case of Landaff and Dartmouth College that such forfeiture was illegal returned ownership to the original grant recipients. A portion of Lincoln, known as Pullman, was one of the earliest lumber towns. Lincoln is second-largest town in land area; only Pittsburg is larger.

Villages and Place Names: North Lincoln, Stillwater

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 22 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Lincoln was one of five communities with a decrease in population over the last five decades. Population change for Lincoln totaled 144, from 1,415 in 1950 down to 1,271 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 13 percent decrease between 1950 and 1960. The 2006 Census estimate for Lincoln was 1,317 residents, which ranked 169th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 10.1 persons per square mile of land area. Lincoln contains 130.8 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $3,902,121
Budget: School Appropriations, 2007 $5,968,065
Zoning Ordinance 1986/05
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Budget
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning

Public Library Lincoln Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 23 miles 35
Littleton Regional, Littleton 28 miles 25
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 26 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liquid Propane Gas
Water Supplier Lincoln Water Works

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

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $8.00
2006 Equalization Ratio 95.1
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $7.55

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
83.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
15.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 2,542
   
2006 Single-Family Units 595
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
18
2006 Multi-Family Units 1,857
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
36
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 90
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 1,317 85,336
2000 1,271 81,826
1990 1,230 74,998
1980 1,313 65,806
1970 1,341 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
633
Female
638

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
60
Age 5 to 19
217
Age 20 to 34
223
Age 35 to 54
400
Age 55 to 64
150
Age 65 and over
221
Median Age
42.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher
16.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $17,998
Median 4-person family income $44,063
Median household income $28,523

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$25,263
Female
$22,784

Families below the poverty level 3.4%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
641 761
Employed
595 732
Unemployed
46 29
Unemployment Rate
7.2% 3.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
180 n
Average Weekly Wage
$459 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,439 n
Average Weekly Wage
$259 n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,619 1,969
Average Weekly Wage
$281 $538
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
50 139
Average Weekly Wage
$475 $639
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,670 2,108
Average Weekly Wage
$287 $545
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 Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative (Lincoln, Woodstock) District: SAU 68
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region: 05

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
179 79 129
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 92
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
FCI-Burndy Corporation Electrical connectors 216 1975
Inn Season Resort Lodging 150 2003
Beacon Inc. Hotel, restaurant 100 1970
Loon Mountain Recreation Corporation Ski, recreation area 86 1965
Indian Head Motel & Resort Hotel, restaurant, recreation 80+ 1962
Lin-Wood School District Education 78
Lincoln Condo Associates Condo management 60 1986
Town of Lincoln Municipal services 32
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3
  State Routes 112
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 32, 33 or 34A
         Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
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 66 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
81 miles
Portland, ME
97 miles
Boston, MA
131 miles
New York City, NY
334 miles
Montreal, Quebec
191 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
71.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.0%
Public transportation
1.7%
Walked
8.0%
Other Means
1.3%
Worked at home
5.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 11.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
76%
Commuting to another NH community
22%
Commuting out-of-state
2%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X 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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon Mtn, Kanc Recreation
   
Other: Scenic Railroad; Clark's Trading Post
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/07/07

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