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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 [email protected]
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 81 over 54 years, from 1,228 in 1960 to 1,309 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 31 percent increase between 2000 and 2010. The 2014 Census estimate for Lincoln was 1,309 residents, which ranked 170th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 10.0 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.

Municipal Services
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

Emergency Services
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 ProgramCombo
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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.78
2015 Equalization Ratio 85.8
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.02
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,969
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,028
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 362
Five or More Units in Structure 430
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 149
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,309 89,360
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   765 Female:   544
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 63
Age 5 to 19 262
Age 20 to 34 172
Age 35 to 54 299
Age 55 to 64 254
Age 65 and over 259
Median Age 49.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 14.8%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $25,528
Median family income $48,594
Median household income $41,548
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $30,781
Female $32,750
Individuals below the poverty level 20.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 749 651
Employed 720 619
Unemployed 29 32
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.9%

(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 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

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 Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative (Lincoln, Woodstock) SAU 68
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center; White Mountains RHS Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) 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 141 75 103
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 71
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Loon Mountain Recreation Corporation Ski, recreation area 86 1965
FCI-Burndy Corporation Electrical connectors 216 1975
Beacon Inc. Hotel, restaurant 100 1970
Indian Head Motel & Resort Hotel, restaurant, recreation 80+ 1962
Lin-Wood School District Education 78 1962
Lincoln Condo Associates Condo management 60 1986
Inn Season Resort Lodging 150 2003
Town of Lincoln Municipal services 32 1764
Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mt., LLC Lodging resort 2016

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 AirportRunway2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 66 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 81 miles
Portland, ME 96 miles
Boston, MA 131 miles
New York City, NY 331 miles
Montreal, Quebec 191 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 12.8%
Other Means 5.2%
Worked at home 6.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 15.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 67.6%
Commuting to another NH community 29.5%
Commuting out-of-state 2.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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