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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 Lebanon, NH-VT Micropolitan NECTA, NH part
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 339 over 54 years, from 312 in 1960 to 651 in 2014. 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 2014 Census estimate for Croydon was 651 residents, which ranked 209th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 17.7 persons per square mile of land area. Croydon contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
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

Emergency Services
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 417

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.96
2015 Equalization Ratio 99.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.02
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.8%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 376
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 340
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 9
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 25
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 651 43,291
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   341 Female:   310
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 32
Age 5 to 19 101
Age 20 to 34 88
Age 35 to 54 203
Age 55 to 64 145
Age 65 and over 82
Median Age 44.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 16.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,202
Median family income $71,250
Median household income $71,094
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $49,444
Female $37,679
Individuals below the poverty level 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 390 438
Employed 380 422
Unemployed 10 16
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 32 20
Average Weekly Wage $523 $579
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 62 54
Average Weekly Wage $319 $516
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 94 74
Average Weekly Wage $388 $533
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 21 13
Average Weekly Wage $147 $239
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 115 86
Average Weekly Wage $345 $489

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Croydon operates grades K-4; grades 5-12 are tuitioned to Newport SAU 43
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC (Newport) Region: 10
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-4
Total Enrollment 24
2016 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

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 22 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 61 miles
Portland, ME 153 miles
Boston, MA 112 miles
New York City, NY 260 miles
Montreal, Quebec 204 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 89.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 3.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 5.2%
Commuting to another NH community 86.9%
Commuting out-of-state 7.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/30/14

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