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Dummer, NH


dummer New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Dummer Selectmen's Office
Elizabeth Ruediger
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 Friday, 8:30 am - 1:30 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 146 over 54 years, from 202 in 1960 to 348 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 73 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. Since then, population had declined. The 2014 Census estimate for Dummer was 348 residents, which tied with Eaton, ranking 222nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 7.3 persons per square mile of land area, the ninth lowest among the cities and towns. Dummer contains 48.0 square miles of land area and 1.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $488,873
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
Appointed:Conservation
Public Library Dummer Public

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

Utilities
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:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.54
2015 Equalization Ratio 111.2
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.42
2015 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 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 287
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 240
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 44
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 348 32,202
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   184 Female:   164
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 4
Age 5 to 19 75
Age 20 to 34 19
Age 35 to 54 100
Age 55 to 64 68
Age 65 and over 82
Median Age 49.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 82.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 17.1%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $26,488
Median family income $51,875
Median household income $39,271
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $40,000
Female $37,188
Individuals below the poverty level 2.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 166 169
Employed 160 155
Unemployed 6 14
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 8.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
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

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 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

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 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 MunicipalRunway5,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 110 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 145 miles
Portland, ME 114 miles
Boston, MA 195 miles
New York City, NY 382 miles
Montreal, Quebec 175 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 89.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 5.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.1 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 11.0%
Commuting to another NH community 86.4%
Commuting out-of-state 2.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Wildcat
   
Other: Bird Watching; ATV Trails; Moose Tours

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 06/06/16

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