Plymouth New Hampshire Community Profile

Plymouth new hampshire community profile
Plymouth, NH
Community Contact Town of Plymouth
Paul Freitas, Town Administrator
6 Post Office Square
Plymouth, NH 03264

Telephone (603) 536-1731
Fax (603) 536-0036
E-mail townadmin@plymouth-nh.org
Web Site www.plymouth-nh.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
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 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 7
Incorporated: 1763

Origin: This territory was part of a large plot of undivided land in the Pemigewasset Valley. Many of those named in the 1763 charter were soldiers from the Seven Years' War who had come from Hollis. The town was named after the original Plymouth colony in Massachusetts. In 1792, the southwest portion of the town was separated, and with a portion of land from Groton, incorporated as Hebron. Plymouth State University was founded here in 1871 as a normal school, evolving as a teachers' college, a state college, and now a state university.

Villages and Place Names: West Plymouth

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 625 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Plymouth totaled 2,847 over 50 years, from 3,039 in 1950 to 5,886 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 32 percent between 1960 and 1970, the smallest, a one percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2006 Census estimate for Plymouth was 6,336 residents, which ranked 52nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 224.5 persons per square mile of land area. Plymouth contains 28.2 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $6,659,985
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1961/06
Master Plan 1998
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Pease Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth Local 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Plymouth Village Water

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $23.30
2006 Equalization Ratio 80.5
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.86

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
68.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
28.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
3.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 2,058
   
2006 Single-Family Units 974
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
17
2006 Multi-Family Units 797
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
4
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 287
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 6,336 85,336
2000 5,886 81,826
1990 5,815 74,998
1980 5,094 65,806
1970 4,225 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
2,972
Female
2,920

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
234
Age 5 to 19
1,665
Age 20 to 34
2,115
Age 35 to 54
1,079
Age 55 to 64
341
Age 65 and over
458
Median Age
22 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
41.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $14,766
Median 4-person family income $43,797
Median household income $35,618

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$33,289
Female
$20,565

Families below the poverty level 6.2%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
2,907 3,245
Employed
2,838 3,147
Unemployed
69 98
Unemployment Rate
2.4% 3.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
272 244
Average Weekly Wage
$421 $704
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
2,043 2,877
Average Weekly Wage
$410 $539
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
2,316 3,121
Average Weekly Wage
$411 $552
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
1,090 1,305
Average Weekly Wage
$507 $736
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
3,406 4,426
Average Weekly Wage
$442 $606
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Plymouth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) District: SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region: 05

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 3
Grade Levels
P K 1-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment
441 869 411
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 9 Total Capacity: 214
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Plymouth State University Education 487 1871
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 230
Speare Memorial Hospital Health care 220 1899
NH Electric Cooperative Electric service 206 1939
Plymouth Regional High School Education 135
Plymouth Elementary School Education 102
Town of Plymouth Municipal services 64 1763
Wal-Mart Department store 2003
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3
  State Routes 3A, 25
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 26
         Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation Yes

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth Regional
Runway
2,380 ft. turf
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 45 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
60 miles
Portland, ME
90 miles
Boston, MA
110 miles
New York City, NY
313 miles
Montreal, Quebec
212 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
60.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
14.0%
Public transportation
1.2%
Walked
15.7%
Other Means
2.2%
Worked at home
6.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.3 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
53%
Commuting to another NH community
43%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
   
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
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Tenney Mtn
   
Other: Hiking
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/21/07

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