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Dummer, NH

dummer New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Dummer Selectmen's Office
Mariann Letarte
75 Hill Rd
Dummer, NH 03588
Telephone (603) 449-2006
Fax (603) 449-2315
E-mail townofdummer@gmail.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, 6 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Berlin NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coös County Districts 2, 7

Incorporated: 1848
Origin: Dummer was named for Governor William Dummer of Massachusetts, whose achievements included a peace treaty with the Indians that lasted nearly twenty years. Also named for Governor Dummer was Fort Dummer, one of the earliest Indian forts in New England, situated near what is now Brattleboro, Vermont; Governor Dummer Academy in Massachusetts, one the earliest private academies in New England; and the town of Dummerston, Vermont. Although first granted in 1773, Dummer was not incorporated until 1848.
Villages and Place Names: Paris
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 7 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Dummer totaled 96 over 53 years, from 202 in 1960 to 298 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 73 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. Since then, population had declined. The 2013 Census estimate for Dummer was 298 residents, which ranked 226th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the ninth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 6.2 persons per square mile of land area, the eighth lowest among the cities and towns. Dummer contains 48.0 square miles of land area and 1.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $455,683
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance 1974/10
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Public Library Dummer Public

Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Androscoggin Valley, Berlin 9 miles 25

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $16.14
2013 Equalization Ratio 101.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.99
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings44%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other55.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 321
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 272
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 6
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 40
Total Population Community County
2013 297 32,096
2010 304 33,055
2000 309 33,156
1990 322 34,879
1980 390 35,014
1970 225 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   195 Female:   248
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 89
Age 20 to 34 20
Age 35 to 54 164
Age 55 to 64 81
Age 65 and over 89
Median Age 47.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 7.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $24,023
Median family income $55,643
Median household income $54,688
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $40,893
Female $33,750
Individuals below the poverty level 1.8%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 169 168
Employed 160 150
Unemployed 9 18
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 10.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 12 10
Average Weekly Wage $390 $1,131
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 2 3
Average Weekly Wage $389 $424
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 14 13
Average Weekly Wage $389 $965

Schools students attend: Grades K-6 are tuitioned to Milan; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Berlin SAU 20
Career Technology Center(s): Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center Region: 2
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Berlin

Not Available

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 110A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 41
Distance 55 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Berlin Municipal
Runway 5,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 110 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 152 miles
Portland, ME 109 miles
Boston, MA 182 miles
New York City, NY 391 miles
Montreal, Quebec 176 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.4%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 13.5%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 1.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 34.5%
Commuting to another NH community 63.8%
Commuting out-of-state 1.7%
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X 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
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Balsams Wilderness
Other: Bird Watching; Four Wheeling; Moose Tours

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 7/8/2014

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