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Lisbon, NH


lisbon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Lisbon
Jennifer Trelfa, Town Clerk
46 School Street
Lisbon, NH 03585
Telephone (603) 838-2862
Fax (603) 838-6790
E-mail lisbonnhtc@ne.twcbc.com
Web Site www.lisbonnh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4:30 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton NH-VT LMA, NH Portion
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 Districts 2, 14

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: This territory was chartered three different times between 1760 and 1770. The first grant in 1763 was named Concord. In 1764 largely the same territory was granted as Chiswick, named after the Duke of Devonshire's castle. In 1768, a third charter was issued, naming the town Gunthwaite after a relation of Governor John Wentworth. Portions of Littleton, Dalton, and Sugar Hill were all included in the 1768 grant. The name Lisbon, approved by voters at the 1824 town meeting, was selected by Governor Levi Woodbury, whose friend Colonel William Jarvis had been consul at Lisbon, Portugal.
Villages and Place Names: Barrett, Savageville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 313 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Lisbon had another decrease in population over 53 years. Population change for Lisbon totaled 206, from 1,788 in 1960 down to 1,583 in 2013. The largest positive percent change was 7 percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Lisbon was 1,582 residents, which tied with Dublin, ranking 158th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 59.7 persons per square mile of land area. Lisbon contains 26.5 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $2,811,242
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $1,732,800
Zoning Ordinance 1972/02
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Trust Funds; Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning
Public Library Lisbon Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 11 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Littleton
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Lisbon Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Businessunknown
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.43
2013 Equalization Ratio 100.9
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.39
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings18.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 857
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 560
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 100
Five or More Units in Structure 74
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 123
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 1,583 89,181
2010 1,595 89,118
2000 1,589 81,826
1990 1,621 74,998
1980 1,517 65,806
1970 1,480 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   849 Female:   815
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 62
Age 5 to 19 319
Age 20 to 34 224
Age 35 to 54 576
Age 55 to 64 259
Age 65 and over 224
Median Age 43.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 82.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 14.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $23,891
Median family income $55,673
Median household income $49,348
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $36,563
Female $31,510
Individuals below the poverty level 15.4%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 856 835
Employed 822 800
Unemployed 34 35
Unemployment Rate 4% 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 591 496
Average Weekly Wage $583 $797
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 157 175
Average Weekly Wage $742 $567
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 749 671
Average Weekly Wage $617 $737
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 100 106
Average Weekly Wage $581 $799
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 848 777
Average Weekly Wage $613 $745

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Lisbon Regional (Lisbon, Lyman) SAU 35
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh Gallen Regional Career & Technical Center, Littleton; White Mountain Regional High - CTE, Whitefield Region: 3
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 8-Jun 12-Sep
Total Enrollment 135 91 120
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 17
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
NE Wire Technologies Corp. Specialty wire products 400 1898
DCI Furniture makers 200 1980

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 302
State Routes 10, 117
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
Distance 12 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
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 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 109 miles
Portland, ME 126 miles
Boston, MA 166 miles
New York City, NY 321 miles
Montreal, Quebec 179 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.3%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 4.2%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 2.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 31.8%
Commuting to another NH community 62.1%
Commuting out-of-state 6.1%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
X Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X 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)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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