Lisbon New Hampshire Community Profile

Lisbon new hampshire community profile
Lisbon, NH
Community Contact Town of Lisbon
Charlotte Derosia, Town Clerk
PO Box 222
Lisbon, NH 03585

Telephone (603) 838-2862
Fax (603) 838-6790
E-mail lisbonnh@adelphia.net
Web Site www.lisbonnh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4:30 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 1
State Representative
Grafton County District 3
Incorporated: 1763

Origin: This territory was chartered three different times between 1760 and 1770. The first grant in 1763 was named Concord. In 1764 largely the same territory was granted as Chiswick, named after the Duke of Devonshire's castle. In 1768, a third charter was issued, naming the town Gunthwaite after a relation of Governor John Wentworth. Portions of Littleton, Dalton, and Sugar Hill were all included in the 1768 grant. The name Lisbon, approved by voters at the 1824 town meeting, was selected by Governor Levi Woodbury, whose friend Colonel William Jarvis had been consul at Lisbon, Portugal.

Villages and Place Names: Barrett, Savageville

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 313 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Lisbon had the second largest decrease in population over 50 years. Population change for Lisbon totaled 420, from 2,009 in 1950 down to 1,589 in 2000. The largest percent change was a 17 percent decrease between 1960 and 1970. The 2006 Census estimate for Lisbon was 1,654 residents, which ranked 154th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 62.4 persons per square mile of land area. Lisbon contains 26.5 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $1,400,000
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1972/02
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Trust Funds; Library
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation

Public Library Lisbon Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On Call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 11 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Littleton
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Lisbon Water Department

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $25.86
2006 Equalization Ratio 88.8
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $22.84

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
79.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
16.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
3.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 815
   
2006 Single-Family Units 486
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
8
2006 Multi-Family Units 196
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 133
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 1,654 85,336
2000 1,589 81,826
1990 1,621 74,998
1980 1,517 65,806
1970 1,480 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
783
Female
804

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
118
Age 5 to 19
344
Age 20 to 34
289
Age 35 to 54
496
Age 55 to 64
159
Age 65 and over
181
Median Age
36.7 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
76.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
11.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $16,836
Median 4-person family income $41,250
Median household income $37,993

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$27,371
Female
$23,274

Families below the poverty level 3.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
872 891
Employed
802 860
Unemployed
70 31
Unemployment Rate
8.0% 3.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
587 644
Average Weekly Wage
$470 $641
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
110 136
Average Weekly Wage
$508 $721
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
697 780
Average Weekly Wage
$476 $655
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
85 108
Average Weekly Wage
$484 $654
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
782 889
Average Weekly Wage
$477 $655
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 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 1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
156 102 145
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 37
Nearest Community/Technical College: Berlin
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
NE Electric Wire Corp. Specialty wire products 400 1887
DCI Furniture makers 200 1980
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 302
  State Routes 10, 117
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
         Distance 12 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
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 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
109 miles
Portland, ME
126 miles
Boston, MA
160 miles
New York City, NY
320 miles
Montreal, Quebec
179 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
72.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
16.2%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
6.2%
Other Means
0.4%
Worked at home
4.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.9 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
36%
Commuting to another NH community
60%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X 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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mtn
   
Other: Annual Lilac Festival
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/13/07

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