Londonderry New Hampshire Community Profile

 Londonderry new hampshire community profile
Londonderry, NH
Community Contact Londonderry Economic Development Department
Andre Garron, Director, AICP
268 B Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Telephone (603) 432-1100 x101
Fax (603) 432-1128
E-mail agarron@londonderrynh.org
Web Site www.londonderrynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Rockingham Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 4
State Senate
District 14
State Representative
Rockingham County District 3
Incorporated: 1722

Origin: This region was settled by Scotch colonists in 1718 at the encouragement of Massachusetts Governor Samuel Shute, when New Hampshire was still considered part of that colony. It was at that time known as Nutfield because of heavily wooded areas. In 1722, the township was incorporated as Londonderry, after the town in Ireland from where many of the settlers had come. At the time, Londonderry was the second-largest town in New Hampshire, and included all or part of Derry, Manchester, and Windham. Early Londonderry settlers spread out into surrounding villages, bringing Scottish and Irish names such as Antrim, Derry, and Dunbarton.

Villages and Place Names: North Londonderry, West Derry, Wilson

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,622 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Londonderry had the fourth largest percent change and the sixth largest percent change over 50 years. Population change totaled 21,733, from 1,640 in 1950 to 23,373 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 154 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2005 Census estimate for Londonderry was 24,837 residents, which ranked ninth among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 591.1 persons per square mile of land area. Londonderry contains 42.0 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Town Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $28,186,151
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005 $61,668,006
Zoning Ordinance 1962/05
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Town Council
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Library

Public Library Leach

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 4 miles 86

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
Water Supplier Pennichuck & Manchester Water Works; Private wells

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

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) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.85
2005 Equalization Ratio 83.9
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.82

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
70.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
17.2%
Other Property including Utilities
12.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 8,405
   
2005 Single-Family Units 5,842
Building Permits Issued
32
2005 Multi-Family Units 2,235
Building Permits Issued
56
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 328
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 24,837 295,076
2000 23,373 278,748
1990 19,798 246,744
1980 13,598 190,345
1970 5,346 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
11,443
Female
11,793

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
1,726
Age 5 to 19
6,500
Age 20 to 34
3,408
Age 35 to 54
8,670
Age 55 to 64
1,699
Age 65 and over
1,233
Median Age
35 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
35.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $26,491
Median 4-person family income $73,513
Median household income $70,501

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$50,566
Female
$33,821

Families below the poverty level 1.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
11,969 14,446
Employed
11,495 13,891
Unemployed
474 555
Unemployment Rate
4.0% 3.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
1,905 3,433
Average Weekly Wage
$689 $992
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
5,668 8,911
Average Weekly Wage
$464 $692
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
7,572 12,344
Average Weekly Wage
$520 $776
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
741 1,162
Average Weekly Wage
$609 $756
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
8,313 13,506
Average Weekly Wage
$528 $774
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Londonderry operates grades 1-12 District: SAU 12
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy, Derry; Salem High School Vocational Center Region: 17

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
4 1 1 2
Grade Levels
P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 K-12
Total Enrollment
2,484 1,420 1,717
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 33 Total Capacity: 1,532
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; Hesser; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Insight Techonologies Manufacturing 500
Londonderry School District Education 493
Summit Packaging Manufacturer 350
Stonyfield Farms Yogurt producer 310 1989
United Parcel Service Inc. Parcel delivery 288 1993
Vibro-mater Aerospace component manufacturer 188
Continental Paving Road Construction 165 1986
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 140
Wire Belt Manufacturer 115
Federal Express Parcel delivery 100 1992
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 28, 102, 128
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 4 - 5
         Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway
9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance Local
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
10 miles
Portland, ME
96 miles
Boston, MA
44 miles
New York City, NY
247 miles
Montreal, Quebec
270 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
86.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.9%
Public transportation
1.3%
Walked
0.6%
Other Means
0.7%
Worked at home
3.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
22%
Commuting to another NH community
50%
Commuting out-of-state
28%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X 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
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Hiking
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 06/23/06

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