Windham New Hampshire Community Profile

 Windham new hampshire community profile
Windham, NH
Community Contact Town of Windham
David Sullivan, Town Administrator
3 North Lowell Road, PO Box 120
Windham, NH 03087

Telephone (603) 432-7732
Fax (603) 425-6582
E-mail dsullivan@town.windham.nh.us
Web Site www.windhamnewhampshire.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 19
State Representative
Rockingham County District 4
Incorporated: 1742

Origin: This town was originally a parish of Londonderry, which was settled in 1719. Incorporated in 1741, Windham was the second town designated by Governor Benning Wentworth following the establishment of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. It was named for Sir Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont and Baron Cockermouth, who was a Member of Parliament and Secretary of State when the Rockingham government favored conciliation with the American colonies. Windham was the birthplace of Samuel Dinsmoor, Governor of New Hampshire from 1831 to 1834.

Villages and Place Names: West Windham, Windham Depot

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 663 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population in Windham grew more than 11 times larger, and had the seventh highest percent change. The largest decennial percent change was 128 percent between 1960 and 1970. Population change totaled 9,881 over 50 years, from 964 in 1950 to 10,845 in 2000. The 2005 Census estimate for Windham was 12,721 residents, which ranked 22nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 476.1 persons per square mile of land area. Windham contains 26.7 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $11,202,209
Budget: School Appropriations, 2005-2006 $24,859,262
Zoning Ordinance 1954/06
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Nesmith

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/9
Emergency Medical Service Municipal

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 5 miles 86

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Granite State
Natural Gas Supplier Petroleum NH Gas
Water Supplier Pennichuck Water Works

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
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) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.46
2005 Equalization Ratio 68.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.20

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
92.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
6.8%
Other Property including Utilities
0.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 4,737
   
2005 Single-Family Units 4,155
Building Permits Issued
66
2005 Multi-Family Units 572
Building Permits Issued
5
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 10
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 12,721 295,076
2000 10,845 278,748
1990 9,020 246,744
1980 5,664 190,345
1970 3,008 138,951

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
5,388
Female
5,321

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
741
Age 5 to 19
2,613
Age 20 to 34
1,390
Age 35 to 54
4,266
Age 55 to 64
993
Age 65 and over
706
Median Age
37.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
96.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
47.8%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $38,559
Median 4-person family income $99,570
Median household income $94,794

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$71,801
Female
$36,153

Families below the poverty level 1.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
5,340 7,120
Employed
5,080 6,842
Unemployed
260 278
Unemployment Rate
4.9% 3.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
280 398
Average Weekly Wage
$608 $1,167
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
1,269 2,173
Average Weekly Wage
$444 $715
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
1,549 2,572
Average Weekly Wage
$473 $785
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
248 402
Average Weekly Wage
$566 $754
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
1,797 2,974
Average Weekly Wage
$486 $781
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Windham operates grades 1-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Salem District: SAU 28
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy, Derry; Salem High School Vocational Center Region: 17

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
3 1
Grade Levels
P R 1-5 6-8
Total Enrollment
980 573
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 8 Total Capacity: 429
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Chester College of New England; Rivier; Daniel Webster
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Semiconductor Circuits, Inc. Power supplies 100+ 1980
Cyr Lumber Wood, lumber 90 1984
AJ Letizio Meat Distribution 40 2000
Park Place Lanes Bowling alley 38 1981
AP Daily Metal fabrication 35
Delahunty Nurseries & Florist Nursery, florist, and Gift shop 25-65 seasonal 1975
International Adhesive Coating adhesive tapes 20 1982
Verizon Telephone service 20 1982
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 28, 111, 111A, 128
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 3
         Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway
5,501 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 20 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 8

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
20 miles
Portland, ME
96 miles
Boston, MA
36 miles
New York City, NY
240 miles
Montreal, Quebec
276 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
88.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.5%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
0.8%
Other Means
0.3%
Worked at home
3.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.5 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
13%
Commuting to another NH community
41%
Commuting out-of-state
47%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Museums
Cinemas
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
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: Searles Castle
Copyright 2006 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security. All Rights Reserved. Updated 08/15/06

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