Raymond New Hampshire Community Profile

 Raymond new hampshire community profile
Raymond, NH
Community Contact Raymond Town Office
Richard C. Bates, Town Manager
4 Epping Street
Raymond, NH 03077

Telephone (603) 895-4735
Fax (603) 895-0903
E-mail rbates@townofraymondnh.com
Web Site www.raymond-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Rockingham Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 4
State Senate
District 17
State Representative
Rockingham County District 2
Incorporated: 1764

Origin: This territory was settled in 1717 by Colonel Stephen Dudley who claimed to have purchased the land from the Sagamore Indians. The township was called Freetown, because it was exempt from the usual obligation of reserving its tall pine trees for masts in the royal English Navy. In 1726, Freetown was included in the incorporation of Chester. It was separated from Chester in 1764, and renamed Raymond for Captain William Raymond, who had raised a company of soldiers to fight in the war against Canada. Land in Raymond was granted to soldiers from Beverly, Massachusetts, and it was also known as Beverly-Canada.

Villages and Place Names: Onway Lake

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 727 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Raymond totaled 8,269 over 50 years, from 1,428 in 1950 to 9,697 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 82 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; both the previous and next decade had a population change of over 60 percent. The 2005 Census estimate for Raymond was 10,122 residents, which ranked 28th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 351.3 persons per square mile of land area. Raymond contains 28.8 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $20,270,801
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1970/06
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; School; Budget; Planning; Library
Appointed:
Zoning; Conservation; Cemetery; Historic District; Recreation; Solid Waste/Recycling; Highway Safety; Cable; Capital Improvement; Southern NH Planning; Business & Economic Dev

Public Library Dudley-Tucker

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 4/8B
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 14 miles 100
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 16 miles 296
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 16 miles 86

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop.
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Raymond Water Department

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

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) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $34.56
2005 Equalization Ratio 53.2
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.28

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
81.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
17.0%
Other Property including Utilities
1.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 4,263
   
2005 Single-Family Units 2,674
Building Permits Issued
31
2005 Multi-Family Units 903
Building Permits Issued
94
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 686
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 10,122 295,076
2000 9,697 278,748
1990 8,854 246,744
1980 5,453 190,345
1970 3,003 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
4,843
Female
4,831

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
680
Age 5 to 19
2,382
Age 20 to 34
1,866
Age 35 to 54
3,348
Age 55 to 64
728
Age 65 and over
670
Median Age
34.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
83.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
13.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,430
Median 4-person family income $50,889
Median household income $48,829

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,493
Female
$26,778

Families below the poverty level 5.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
4,974 6,061
Employed
4,726 5,797
Unemployed
248 264
Unemployment Rate
5.0% 4.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
361 479
Average Weekly Wage
$625 $1,071
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
895 2,149
Average Weekly Wage
$300 $630
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,256 2,628
Average Weekly Wage
$393 $710
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
350 401
Average Weekly Wage
$423 $628
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,607 3,029
Average Weekly Wage
$400 $699
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Raymond operates grades 1-12 District: SAU 33
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter Region: 18

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1 1
Grade Levels
P K R 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment
484 529 585
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 213
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; Hesser; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Wal-Mart Distribution warehouse 600 1995
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 150 1989
Ben Franklin/Ace Hardware Retail store 63 1975
Gemini Valve Ball valves 60 1970
Profile Metal Forming Metal forming, stamping 40 1988
Rehrig Pacific Plastic crates, trays 30 1975
Hampton Machine Machinery for leather industry 28 1985
Jackson Lumber & Millwork Lumber & custom millwork 28 2003
Aggregate Industries Mining, construction aggregate 25 1986
Shookus Machine Metal working 13 1990
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 27, 101, 102, 107, 156
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
         Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway
9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 21 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
17 miles
Portland, ME
80 miles
Boston, MA
64 miles
New York City, NY
268 miles
Montreal, Quebec
272 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.3%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
1.5%
Other Means
0.2%
Worked at home
1.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
18%
Commuting to another NH community
64%
Commuting out-of-state
19%
   
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
X 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
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Skateboarding; Pawtuckaway State Park; Town Beach w/lifeguards
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 07/26/06

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