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Dummer, NH

dummer New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Dummer Selectmen's Office
Mariann Letarte
75 Hill Road
Dummer, NH 03588
Telephone (603) 449-2006
Fax (603) 449-2315
E-mail townofdummer@gmail.com
Web Site www.dummernh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Berlin, NH Micropolitan 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 152 over 53 years, from 202 in 1960 to 354 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 354 residents, which ranked 224th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the ninth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 7.4 persons per square mile of land area,which tied with Chatham, 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, 2015 $552,911
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 Eversource Energy
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
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.54
2014 Equalization Ratio 101.9
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.95
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings40.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other59.2%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 295
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 248
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 45
Total Population Community County
2013 354 32,141
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   186 Female:   168
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 4
Age 5 to 19 73
Age 20 to 34 27
Age 35 to 54 125
Age 55 to 64 56
Age 65 and over 69
Median Age 46.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 11.3%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 26,187
Median family income 53,958
Median household income 50,625
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 40,938
Female 37,083
Individuals below the poverty level 1.7%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 166 169
Employed 160 155
Unemployed 6.0 14
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 8.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
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 n 6
Average Weekly Wage n $1,983
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 3 4
Average Weekly Wage $345 $442
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 10
Average Weekly Wage n $1,425
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

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 & Tenical Center Region: 2
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2015 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
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(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 84.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.9%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 5.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 11%
Commuting to another NH community 87.3%
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): Wildcat
Other: Bird Watching; ATV Trails; Moose Tours

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/26/15

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