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Lincoln, NH

lincoln New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Lincoln
Alfred Burbank, Town Manager
PO Box 25
Lincoln, NH 03251
Telephone (603) 745-2757
Fax (603) 745-6743
E-mail townmanager@lincolnnh.org
Web Site www.lincolnnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth, NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 5

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: Long before Abraham Lincoln's birth, this town was named in 1764 for Henry Clinton, ninth Earl of Lincoln, a cousin to the Wentworths. He held the position of Comptroller of Customs for the port of London under George II and George III, which was important to trade between America and England. In 1772, on claim of forfeiture by Sir Francis Bernard and others, a regrant was issued. However, a court decision in the case of Landaff and Dartmouth College that such forfeiture was illegal returned ownership to the original grant recipients. A portion of Lincoln, known as Pullman, was one of the earliest lumber towns. Lincoln is second-largest town in land area; only Pittsburg is larger.
Villages and Place Names: North Lincoln, Stillwater
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 22 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Lincoln totaled 36 over 53 years, from 1,228 in 1960 to 1,264 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 31 percent increase between 2000 and 2010. The 2013 Census estimate for Lincoln was 1,264 residents, which ranked 173rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 9.7 persons per square mile of land area. Lincoln contains 130.8 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $6,416,428
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $7,629,163
Zoning Ordinance 1986/13
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Zoning
Public Library Lincoln Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 23 miles 25
Littleton Regional, Littleton 28 miles 25
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 26 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Municipal
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.80
2014 Equalization Ratio 91.6
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.85
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.2%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,830
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,158
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 321
Five or More Units in Structure 222
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 129
Total Population Community County
2013 1,264 89,268
2010 1,662 89,118
2000 1,271 81,826
1990 1,230 74,998
1980 1,313 65,806
1970 1,341 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   722 Female:   542
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 72
Age 5 to 19 260
Age 20 to 34 200
Age 35 to 54 276
Age 55 to 64 157
Age 65 and over 299
Median Age 45.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 83.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 16.1%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 21,380
Median family income 45,347
Median household income 34,792
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 28,056
Female 19,417
Individuals below the poverty level 24.1%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 749 651
Employed 720 619
Unemployed 29.0 32
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.9%

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 2,131 1,758
Average Weekly Wage $391 $519
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 130 154
Average Weekly Wage $637 $733
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,261 1,912
Average Weekly Wage $405 $536
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative (Lincoln, Woodstock) SAU 68
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center; White Mountains RHS Region: 3
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 137 77 106
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 83
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

FCI-Burndy Corporation Electrical connectors 216 1975
Inn Season Resort Lodging 150 2003
Beacon Inc. Hotel, restaurant 100 1970
Loon Mountain Recreation Corporation Ski, recreation area 86 1965
Indian Head Motel & Resort Hotel, restaurant, recreation 80+ 1962
Lin-Wood School District Education 78 1962
Lincoln Condo Associates Condo management 60 1986
Town of Lincoln Municipal services 32 1764
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 112
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 32, 33 or 34A
Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia Airport
Runway 2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 66 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 81 miles
Portland, ME 97 miles
Boston, MA 131 miles
New York City, NY 336 miles
Montreal, Quebec 191 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 61.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.4%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 13.5%
Other Means 16.2%
Worked at home 1.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 10.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 66.4%
Commuting to another NH community 32.9%
Commuting out-of-state 0.7%
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
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
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon Mountain, Kanc Recreation
Other: Scenic Railroad; Clark's Trading Post, Whale's Tail Water Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/22/15

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