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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 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
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 54 years. Population change totaled 231, from 1,788 in 1960 down to 1,557 in 2014. The largest positive percent change was seven percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2014 Census estimate for Lisbon was 1,557 residents, which ranked 160th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 58.8 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, 2015 $2,111,125
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $5,911,198
Zoning Ordinance 1972/02
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Trust Funds; Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Budget Advisory
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

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.68
2015 Equalization Ratio 108.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.86
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings75.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings19.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 843
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 564
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 84
Five or More Units in Structure 81
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 114
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,557 89,360
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   788 Female:   769
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 60
Age 5 to 19 309
Age 20 to 34 191
Age 35 to 54 470
Age 55 to 64 327
Age 65 and over 200
Median Age 44.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 81.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 15.3%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $22,113
Median family income $54,188
Median household income $48,090
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $36,979
Female $30,435
Individuals below the poverty level 14.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 867 835
Employed 837 802
Unemployed 30 33
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 4.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 640 508
Average Weekly Wage $612 $861
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 166 182
Average Weekly Wage $600 $571
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 806 690
Average Weekly Wage $609 $784
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 94 101
Average Weekly Wage $680 $844
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 899 791
Average Weekly Wage $617 $792

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(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Lisbon Regional (Lisbon, Lyman) SAU 35
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 1-6 7-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 159 58 114
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 25
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

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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 AirportRunway2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 56 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 107 miles
Portland, ME 122 miles
Boston, MA 157 miles
New York City, NY 318 miles
Montreal, Quebec 176 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 15.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 5.7%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 2.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 33.2%
Commuting to another NH community 60.6%
Commuting out-of-state 6.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
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
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/22/15

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