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Croydon, NH

croydon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Croydon
Board of Selectmen
879 NH Route 10
Croydon, NH 03773
Telephone (603) 863-7830
Fax (603) 863-2601
E-mail selectboardcroydon@hotmail.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectboard meet Tuesday, 7 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, 12 noon - 6 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Newport NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 2, 9

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: Chartered in 1763, Croydon was named for a suburb of London, the location of a palace under which several archbishops of Canterbury were buried. Among the grantees was Captain Stephen Hall, whose grandson Samuel Read Hall (1795-1877) was born in Croydon. Professor Hall established the first teacher training school in the US, authored the first instructional book for teachers, and was reputed to be the first teacher to use a blackboard. He taught at several New England colleges, including Phillips Andover Academy and Holmes-Plymouth Academy, now Plymouth State University.
Villages and Place Names: Croydon Flat, Ryder Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 537 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Croydon totaled 436 over 53 years, from 312 in 1960 to 748 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 37 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the smallest change was a six percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2013 Census estimate for Croydon was 748 residents, which ranked 202nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 20.3 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Milan. Croydon contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014-2015 $547,124
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $1,304,604
Zoning Ordinance 1989
Master Plan 1981
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning
Public Library No Library

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Private
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 14 miles 25
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 19 miles 25
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 21 miles 388

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.24
2013 Equalization Ratio 102.7
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.81
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 392
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 366
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 6
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 18
Total Population Community County
2013 751 43,074
2010 764 43,742
2000 664 40,560
1990 628 38,652
1980 457 36,063
1970 396 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   319 Female:   296
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 23
Age 5 to 19 82
Age 20 to 34 88
Age 35 to 54 193
Age 55 to 64 127
Age 65 and over 102
Median Age 47.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $35,677
Median family income $79,531
Median household income $68,958
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $46,667
Female $44,231
Individuals below the poverty level 6.5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 395 417
Employed 382 400
Unemployed 13 17
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 4.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 29 19
Average Weekly Wage $497 $610
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 27 77
Average Weekly Wage $352 $351
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 56 95
Average Weekly Wage $428 $402
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 26 11
Average Weekly Wage $122 $262
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 82 106
Average Weekly Wage $332 $388

Schools students attend: Croydon operates grades K-3; grades 4-12 are tuitioned to Newport SAU 43
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC, Claremont or Newport Region: 10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-3
Total Enrollment 29
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon

Not Available

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 13
Distance 4 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway 3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 65 miles
Portland, ME 157 miles
Boston, MA 115 miles
New York City, NY 253 miles
Montreal, Quebec 216 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 88%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 1.5%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.3%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 8.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 12.9%
Commuting to another NH community 85%
Commuting out-of-state 2.1%
X Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
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
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/30/2014

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