Lyman New Hampshire Community Profile

Lyman new hampshire community profile
Lyman, NH
Community Contact Lyman Board of Selectmen
Donna Clark, Administrative Assistant
65 Parker Hill Road
Lyman, NH 03585

Telephone (603) 838-5900
Fax (603) 838-6818
E-mail lymanta@ncia.net
Web Site www.lymannh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 11:30 am and 1 pm - 4 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 2 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon, plus Monday evenings by appointment

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 1
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: Granted in 1761, this town bears the name of General Phineas Lyman, an active commander in the Seven Years' War with France and Spain. General Lyman was compensated for his services by grants in Lyman, Grantham, and Lisbon, and 11 towns in what is now Vermont. The original grant recipients included ten others also named Lyman, which probably affected the selection of the town's name. Due to the remote location, setters experienced difficulties in taking up the claim, and the grant was renewed in 1769. A section of Lyman was taken by legislature in 1854 to form the town of Monroe.

Villages and Place Names: Parker Hill, Tinkerville, Dodge Pond

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 202 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Lyman totaled 246 over 50 years, from 241 in 1950 to 487 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 32 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2006 Census estimate for Lyman was 548 residents, which ranked 213th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 19.3 persons per square mile of land area. Lyman contains 28.4 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $636,407
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1972/99
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Covered by State
Fire Department Lisbon - On Call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Private

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 13 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Conn. Valley
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
Yes
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access No
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) $18.26
2006 Equalization Ratio 89.7
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.40

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
94.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
0.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
5.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 327
   
2006 Single-Family Units 286
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
3
2006 Multi-Family Units 5
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 36
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 548 85,336
2000 487 81,826
1990 436 74,998
1980 281 65,806
1970 213 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
246
Female
241

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
23
Age 5 to 19
82
Age 20 to 34
71
Age 35 to 54
191
Age 55 to 64
62
Age 65 and over
58
Median Age
42.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,332
Median 4-person family income $48,365
Median household income $46,607

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$27,500
Female
$23,375

Families below the poverty level 3.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
210 325
Employed
199 315
Unemployed
11 10
Unemployment Rate
5.2% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
8 5
Average Weekly Wage
$209 $360
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Berlin
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 42
         Distance 10 miles
Railroad No
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 57 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
107 miles
Portland, ME
124 miles
Boston, MA
157 miles
New York City, NY
317 miles
Montreal, Quebec
176 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
78.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
14.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.5%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
5.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
11%
Commuting to another NH community
83%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
   
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
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
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mtn
   
Other:
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/09/07

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