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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 435 over 53 years, from 1,228 in 1960 to 1,663 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 31 percent increase between 2000 and 2010. The 2013 Census estimate for Lincoln was 1,663 residents, which ranked 152nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 12.7 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, 2014 $9,480,047
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $7,221,282
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
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.84
2013 Equalization Ratio 97.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.51
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,735
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,235
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 144
Five or More Units in Structure 209
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 147
Total Population Community County
2013 1,654 89,181
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   695 Female:   583
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 59
Age 5 to 19 283
Age 20 to 34 179
Age 35 to 54 290
Age 55 to 64 125
Age 65 and over 342
Median Age 46.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 83.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 14.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $21,219
Median family income $44,464
Median household income $33,958
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $28,814
Female $19,722
Individuals below the poverty level 23.6%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 742 885
Employed 710 845
Unemployed 32 40
Unemployment Rate 4.3% 4.5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
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 2,081 1,706
Average Weekly Wage $386 $494
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 127 155
Average Weekly Wage $627 $715
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,208 1,861
Average Weekly Wage $400 $813

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative (Lincoln, Woodstock) SAU 68
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
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 146 80 112
2014 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

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

(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 59.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.1%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 14.5%
Other Means 15.4%
Worked at home 3.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 8.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 75.8%
Commuting to another NH community 23.4%
Commuting out-of-state 0.8%
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, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/20/2014

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