Orange New Hampshire Community Profile

Orange new hampshire community profile
Orange, NH
Community Contact Town of Orange
Patricia White, Town Clerk
Municipal Building, PO Box 37
Canaan, NH 03741

Telephone (603) 523-7054
Fax (603) 523-7054
E-mail orange@endor.com
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, second and fourth Monday, 6 pm - 7:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, first Saturday of month, 9 am - 11 am, or by appointment

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 10
Incorporated: 1790

Origin: This township was chartered by Governor John Wentworth in 1769 as Cardigan, a name that had been used for some time. In 1779, residents petitioned for incorporation so taxes could be collected, and requested a name change to Bradford or Warwick. The petition failed, and in 1783 a second petition was made, with a request to name the town Middleton. That petition failed also, and a third petition was made in 1789, with a request to name the town Liscomb. The name Liscomb was subsequently crossed out and replaced with Orange in the 1790 incorporation document. Orange was probably chosen because of the large quantities of yellow-orange ochre found in Mount Cardigan.

Villages and Place Names: unknown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 131 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Orange totaled 217 over 50 years, from 82 in 1950 to 299 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 91 percent between 1970 and 1980, a numeric change of 94. The 2006 Census estimate for Orange was 312 residents, which ranked 224th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 13.5 persons per square mile of land area. Orange contains 23.1 square miles of land area and 0.03 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $189,972
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1985/00
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning

Public Library No Library

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 20 miles 396
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 17 miles 32

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Granite State; NH Electric Coop; PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $21.19
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.75

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
92.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
5.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 146
   
2006 Single-Family Units 118
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
2
2006 Multi-Family Units 5
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 23
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 312 85,336
2000 299 81,826
1990 237 74,998
1980 197 65,806
1970 103 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
157
Female
142

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
21
Age 5 to 19
62
Age 20 to 34
48
Age 35 to 54
114
Age 55 to 64
26
Age 65 and over
28
Median Age
38.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
77.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
17.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $17,456
Median 4-person family income $40,625
Median household income $41,250

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$34,750
Female
$25,938

Families below the poverty level 6.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
250 201
Employed
248 196
Unemployed
2 5
Unemployment Rate
0.8% 2.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
0 n
Average Weekly Wage
$0 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
0 0
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $0
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
0 n
Average Weekly Wage
$0 n
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
5 5
Average Weekly Wage
$57 $126
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
5 n
Average Weekly Wage
$57 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 Mascoma Valley Regional (Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Orange) District: SAU 62
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Career and Technical Center, White River Junction VT Region: 07

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: Claremont
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
FC Hammond & Sons Lumber 14
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4
  State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 17
         Distance 14 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Lebanon Municipal
Runway
5,496 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 21 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
80 miles
Portland, ME
115 miles
Boston, MA
130 miles
New York City, NY
284 miles
Montreal, Quebec
204 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
85.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.6%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.0%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
1.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.5 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
3%
Commuting to another NH community
93%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X 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
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Dartmouth Skiway, Ragged Mtn
   
Other: Mt Cardigan State Park
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 09/10/07

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