Piermont New Hampshire Community Profile

Piermont new hampshire community profile
Piermont, NH
Community Contact Town of Piermont
Linda Lambert, Town Clerk
PO Box 27
Piermont, NH 03779

Telephone (603) 272-4840
Fax (603) 272-4947
E-mail not available
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 pm - 7 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
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 5
Incorporated: 1764

Origin: Situated on the Connecticut River just west of the White Mountain National Forest, this town was named for Piedmont in the Italian Alps. The majority of those named in the charter were titled Honorable or Esquire, or had a military title. Though the charter was issued in 1764, the first settlements were not made until about 1768. Lake Tarleton, on the town's eastern border, was once on the property of Colonel William Tarleton, a tavernkeeper who was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1791, and member of the presidential Electoral College in 1804.

Villages and Place Names: unknown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 426 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Piermont totaled 197 over 50 years, from 511 in 1950 to 708 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 23 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; population declined from 1950 to 1960 and from 1960 to 1970. The 2006 Census estimate for Piermont was 689 residents, which ranked 207th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 17.8 persons per square mile of land area. Piermont contains 38.6 square miles of land area and 1.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2003 $658,017
Budget: School Appropriations, 2003 $1,254,933
Zoning Ordinance 1971/07
Master Plan 1996
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Zoning Board

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

Public Library Piermont Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 8/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 14 miles 25

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

Sanitation Municipal & Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $16.15
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.05

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
3.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 434
   
2006 Single-Family Units 367
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
4
2006 Multi-Family Units 39
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 29
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 689 85,336
2000 708 81,826
1990 625 74,998
1980 507 65,806
1970 462 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
362
Female
347

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
43
Age 5 to 19
135
Age 20 to 34
116
Age 35 to 54
234
Age 55 to 64
81
Age 65 and over
100
Median Age
40.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
22.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,183
Median 4-person family income $44,531
Median household income $38,611

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$30,855
Female
$22,143

Families below the poverty level 3.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
363 421
Employed
352 408
Unemployed
11 13
Unemployment Rate
3.0% 3.1%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
10 n
Average Weekly Wage
$226 n
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
31 n
Average Weekly Wage
$277 n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
42 43
Average Weekly Wage
$265 $525
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
32 32
Average Weekly Wage
$193 $363
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
73 75
Average Weekly Wage
$233 $455
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Piermont operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Benton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) District: SAU 23
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career and Technical Center, Bradford VT Region: 04

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-8
Total Enrollment
78
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Claremont; Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Camp Walt Whitman Summer camp 200 1940
Camp Kingswood Summer camp 75
Piermont Village School Education 25
Mazzilli & Son, Inc. Construction 15
Davidson Construction Construction 12
Piermont Plant Pantry Garden center 12
Four Corners Gas Station Convenience store 8
Woodsville Guaranty Bank Bank 7
JEM Enterprises Garden center/nursery 5
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 10, 25, 25C
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 16
         Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, Haverhill
Runway
2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 30 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
96 miles
Portland, ME
192 miles
Boston, MA
146 miles
New York City, NY
291 miles
Montreal, Quebec
182 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.0%
Public transportation
0.5%
Walked
1.3%
Other Means
0.8%
Worked at home
8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
19%
Commuting to another NH community
56%
Commuting out-of-state
26%
   
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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X 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): Dartmouth Skiway
   
Other: Summer Camps
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/17/07

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