Lyndeborough New Hampshire Community Profile

 Lyndeborough new hampshire community profile
Lyndeborough, NH
Community Contact Town of Lyndeborough
Neal A. Cass, Town Administrator
9 Citizens Hall Road, PO Box 6
Lyndeborough, NH 03082

Telephone (603) 654-5955
Fax (603) 654-5777
E-mail ncass@lyndeboroughnh.us
Web Site http://lyndeboroughnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Gateway Industrial Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 5
State Senate
District 9
State Representative
Hillsborough County District 4
Incorporated: 1764

Origin: This territory was first settled in 1735 as Salem-Canada by descendents of soldiers from Salem, Massachusetts, who had fought in New England's first war with Canada in 1690. When the new provincial government in New Hampshire came into being in 1763, a portion of Salem-Canada was regranted to Benjamin Lynde. The town was incorporated as Lyndeborough in 1764. Mr. Lynde was a Harvard classmate of Theodore Atkinson, president of the New Hampshire Governor's Council. He later became chief justice of Massachusetts and presided over the trial involving the Boston Massacre. In the latter part of the 1800s, Lyndeborough was known as a glass-making center.

Villages and Place Names: Curtis Corner, Johnson Corner, Perham Corner, South Lyndeborough, Lyndeborough Center

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,280 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Lyndeborough totaled 1,039 over 50 years, from 552 in 1950 to 1,591 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 36 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 33 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Lyndeborough was 1,762 residents, which ranked 148th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 58.4 persons per square mile of land area. Lyndeborough contains 30.2 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $1,561,709
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $2,618,689
Zoning Ordinance 1959/06
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library J A Tarbell

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 11 miles 62

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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
No
Recycling
Mandatory

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.66
2005 Equalization Ratio 96.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.95

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.3%
Other Property including Utilities
1.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 679
   
2005 Single-Family Units 620
Building Permits Issued
10
2005 Multi-Family Units 32
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 27
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,762 401,291
2000 1,591 382,384
1990 1,280 336,549
1980 1,070 276,608
1970 789 223,941

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
804
Female
781

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
97
Age 5 to 19
359
Age 20 to 34
259
Age 35 to 54
596
Age 55 to 64
164
Age 65 and over
110
Median Age
37.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
34.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $27,169
Median 4-person family income $70,223
Median household income $59,688

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$37,941
Female
$29,327

Families below the poverty level 1.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
785 1,069
Employed
760 1,038
Unemployed
25 31
Unemployment Rate
3.2% 2.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
43 47
Average Weekly Wage
$394 $759
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
33 33
Average Weekly Wage
$880 $445
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
76 80
Average Weekly Wage
$605 $630
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
23 48
Average Weekly Wage
$141 $462
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
99 127
Average Weekly Wage
$497 $567
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Lyndeborough operates grades 1-6; grades 7-12 are part of Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative (Lyndeborough, Wilton) District: SAU 63
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS; Nashua HS North Region: 16

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
1-6
Total Enrollment
98
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 63
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Southern NH University; Rivier; Hesser; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 31
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8;
I-293, Exit 4
         Distance 18 miles; 25 miles
Railroad Wilton Bennington
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway
3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
26 miles
Portland, ME
123 miles
Boston, MA
63 miles
New York City, NY
232 miles
Montreal, Quebec
272 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.5%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.5%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
5.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.4 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
11%
Commuting to another NH community
78%
Commuting out-of-state
11%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X 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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Nature Trails
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