Rumney New Hampshire Community Profile

Rumney new hampshire community profile
Rumney, NH
Community Contact Town of Rumney
Anne Dow, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 220
Rumney, NH 03266

Telephone (603) 786-9511
Fax (603) 786-2262
E-mail rumneysel@adelphia.net
Web Site www.rumneynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen/Administrative Assistant: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 9 am - 2 pm, 4 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 9 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 6
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: This town was first granted in 1761 to Samuel Olmstead and other settlers from the Connecticut River towns of East Haddam and Colchester. Governor Benning Wentworth named the township for Robert Marsham, second Baron Romney. The original grant specified that all families were to meet terms within five years. Not all grantees were able to comply with the charter, and in 1767 the town was regranted to a new group of settlers, led by Daniel Brainard. The actual town boundaries were established in 1784. Rumney's Stinson Lake was named for David Stinson of Londonderry, who was killed by Indians while hunting in the area in 1752.

Villages and Place Names: Quincy, Rumney Depot, Stinson Lake, West Rumney

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 411 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Rumney totaled 620 over 50 years, from 859 in 1950 to 1,479 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for over half of the total numeric increase. The 2006 Census estimate for Rumney was 1,439 residents, which ranked 163rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 34.3 persons per square mile of land area. Rumney contains 42.0 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $1,237,277
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005-2006 $2,125,800
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 1985
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Cemetery; Advisory
Appointed:
Conservation

Public Library Byron G. Merrill

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 8 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
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
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.62
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.76

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
88.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
4.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 952
   
2006 Single-Family Units 769
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
9
2006 Multi-Family Units 81
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 102
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 1,439 85,336
2000 1,479 81,826
1990 1,447 74,998
1980 1,212 65,806
1970 870 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
750
Female
730

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
73
Age 5 to 19
330
Age 20 to 34
214
Age 35 to 54
473
Age 55 to 64
151
Age 65 and over
239
Median Age
40.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
26.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $17,169
Median 4-person family income $42,895
Median household income $38,125

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$26,594
Female
$21,705

Families below the poverty level 4.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
780 744
Employed
746 719
Unemployed
34 25
Unemployment Rate
4.4% 3.4%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
87 120
Average Weekly Wage
$401 $554
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
148 162
Average Weekly Wage
$296 $467
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
235 282
Average Weekly Wage
$335 $504
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
75 71
Average Weekly Wage
$298 $569
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
310 353
Average Weekly Wage
$326 $517
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Rumney 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
Grade Levels
K 1-8 K 1-8
Total Enrollment
155 22
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 39
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Hawkenson Enterprises, Inc. Equipment for lumber industry 15
Kelly Manufacturing, Inc. Hardwood crutches 5 1886
Foreco/NCP Forestry services 4 1980
Cersosimo Lumber Company, Inc. Lumber mill
Davis Welding & Fabrication Stove pokers
Gilman's Coach and Camper Campers
King Industries Lumber mill
Plain Jane's Diner Restaurant
Stinson Mountain Grill Restaurant
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 25
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 26
         Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

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 37 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
68 miles
Portland, ME
99 miles
Boston, MA
119 miles
New York City, NY
307 miles
Montreal, Quebec
208 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
74.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
14.4%
Public transportation
0.7%
Walked
5.1%
Other Means
1.6%
Worked at home
3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.2 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
24%
Commuting to another NH community
75%
Commuting out-of-state
1%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
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)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
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): Waterville Valley, Tenney Mtn
   
Other: Summer Camps; Polar Caves; Rumney Rocks
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/14/07

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