Loudon New Hampshire Community Profile

Loudon new hampshire community profile
Loudon, NH
Community Contact Town of Loudon
Terry L. Hamel, Town Clerk
PO Box 7837
Loudon, NH 03307

Telephone (603) 798-4541
Fax (603) 798-3539
E-mail townclerkloudon@tds.net
Web Site www.loudonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, plus Tuesday evenings, 6 pm - 9 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday, 3 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 3 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 7
State Representative
Merrimack County District 6
Incorporated: 1773

Origin: This town was originally part of a 1727 grant that included Canterbury and Northfield. It was set off and incorporated as Loudon on petition of residents in 1773, who felt that the distance to the meetinghouse and insufficient roads were an obstacle to attending public worship and public affairs of the town. The name Loudon was to honor John Campbell, fourth Earl of Loudoun, who fought with the English army as an aide-de-camp to the king during the Seven Years' War. Under Lord Loudoun's orders Major Robert Rogers organized the famous Roger's Rangers frontier fighters. One of Lord Loudoun's aides, John Loudoun McAdam, is known for developing the macadamizing process of road surfacing.

Villages and Place Names: Loudon Center, Loudon Ridge, Pearls Corner, Sabattus Heights

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,084 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Loudon totaled 3,498 over 50 years, from 1,012 in 1950 to 4,510 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed 43 percent and 44 percent increases over the previous two decades. The 2005 Census estimate for Loudon was 5,062 residents, which ranked 64th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 110.0 persons per square mile of land area. Loudon contains 46.0 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 1999 $5,874,454
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1984/04
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning
Appointed:
Zoning; Conservation; Library

Public Library Maxfield Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 10 miles 295

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop.; Concord Electric; PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier KeySpan
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.67
2005 Equalization Ratio 78.1
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.02

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
82.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
15.4%
Other Property including Utilities
2.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 1,946
   
2005 Single-Family Units 1,557
Building Permits Issued
32
2005 Multi-Family Units 110
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 279
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 5,062 146,881
2000 4,510 136,716
1990 3,802 120,618
1980 2,454 98,302
1970 1,707 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,227
Female
2,254

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
320
Age 5 to 19
1,039
Age 20 to 34
715
Age 35 to 54
1,664
Age 55 to 64
368
Age 65 and over
375
Median Age
36.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
22.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $24,673
Median 4-person family income $59,096
Median household income $55,185

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$39,216
Female
$25,694

Families below the poverty level 4.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
2,892 2,882
Employed
2,834 2,795
Unemployed
58 87
Unemployment Rate
2.0% 3.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
232 391
Average Weekly Wage
$561 $736
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
594 532
Average Weekly Wage
$140 $1,037
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
826 922
Average Weekly Wage
$258 $909
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
119 140
Average Weekly Wage
$420 $415
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
945 1,063
Average Weekly Wage
$279 $844
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 Merrimack Valley Regional (Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) District: SAU 46
Career Technology Center(s): Concord High School; Pembroke Academy Region: 11

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-5
Total Enrollment
385
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 93
Nearest Community/Technical College: Concord; Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Franklin Pierce Law
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
NH International Speedway NASCAR auto, motorcycle race track 250 1990
Pleasant View Gardens Greenhouse, growers 80
DS Cole Growers, Inc. Greenhouse, growers 40 1987
Plan Tech Cast urethane 30 1988
Interstate Concrete Concrete, cement 25
Capitol Fire Protection Fire protection sprinkler systems 15
Eastern Propane Propane gas supplier 15 1992
Fillmore Industries, Inc. Sand, gravel, crushed stone 12
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 106, 129
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-393, Exit 3; I-93, Exit 15
         Distance 4 miles; 7 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord Municipal
Runway
6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 31 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
25 miles
Portland, ME
93 miles
Boston, MA
75 miles
New York City, NY
279 miles
Montreal, Quebec
252 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
76.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
14.5%
Public transportation
0.4%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
7.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
17%
Commuting to another NH community
80%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
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
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
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: NH International Speedway
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