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Langdon, NH

langdon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Langdon Board of Selectmen
Jessica Jarvis, Administrative Assistant
122 NH Route 12A #1
Langdon, NH 03602
Telephone (603) 835-2389
Fax (603) 835-6055
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.langdonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Meeting Monday, 7 pm; Administrative Assistant: Monday, Wednesday, 9 am - 1 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 1 pm - 2:30 pm, Thursday, 4 pm - 6:30 pm, first Saturday, 8 am - 11 am

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Charlestown, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 7, 11

Incorporated: 1787
Origin: Carved out of several adjacent towns, this town was named in honor of Governor John Langdon. Governor Langdon was active in the Revolution, and also owned a ship-building business in Portsmouth. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and served on a committee with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams to secure military supplies for the American forces. Governor Langdon served as a member of the State senate, was Speaker of the House of Representatives, and served as president pro-tem of the Senate in the first United States Congress, supervising the canvass of electoral votes to elect Washington as President. He was an eight-term Governor of New Hampshire.
Villages and Place Names: Cold River District, Condon Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 244 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Langdon totaled 449 over 54 years, from 338 in 1960 to 787 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 33 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, followed by a 30 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2014 Census estimate for Langdon was 787 residents, which ranked 201st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 48.2 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Plainfield. Langdon contains 16.3 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $683,582
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $1,070,683
Zoning Ordinance 1973/10
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Heritage
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 19 miles 116
Valley Regional, Claremont 20 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; Liberty Utilities
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $26.61
2015 Equalization Ratio 114.0
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.70
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 318
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 288
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 18
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 12
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 787 43,291
2010 688 43,742
2000 588 40,560
1990 581 38,652
1980 437 36,063
1970 337 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   374 Female:   413
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 41
Age 5 to 19 175
Age 20 to 34 140
Age 35 to 54 221
Age 55 to 64 84
Age 65 and over 126
Median Age 39.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 29.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,762
Median family income $75,000
Median household income $73,214
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $50,000
Female $42,143
Individuals below the poverty level 5.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 353 373
Employed 342 357
Unemployed 11 16
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 4.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 37
Average Weekly Wage n $692
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 30
Average Weekly Wage n $1,008
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 37 67
Average Weekly Wage $447 $834
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 12 135
Average Weekly Wage $216 $817
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 49 202
Average Weekly Wage $391 $822

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Fall Mountain Regional (Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon, Walpole) SAU 60
Career Technology Center(s): Fall Mountain RHS - CTE; Cheshire Career Center (Keene) Region: 13
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1
Grade Levels P 1-4 9-12
Total Enrollment 35 523
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: Keene State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Noise Reduction Products Fabricated metal enclosures 5 1975
Woodell & Daughters Lumber 4
Mascoma Savings Bank Banking services 3
Fall Mountain Timber Sizing Sized timber
Hubbard Farms, Inc Chicken research
C & L Petroleum Oil supplier
Great Brook Forest Products Lumber
Landry Oil Heating oil 3
AEBI New England Tractors & equipment 5

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12A, 123, 123A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exits 5 - 6
Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Claremont MunicipalRunway3,098 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 38 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 75 miles
Portland, ME 158 miles
Boston, MA 119 miles
New York City, NY 234 miles
Montreal, Quebec 227 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.9%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 10.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 20.1%
Commuting to another NH community 59.1%
Commuting out-of-state 20.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Ascutney, Okemo (VT)
Other: Langdon Fall Festival

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/19/16

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