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Litchfield, NH

litchfield New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Litchfield
Theresa Briand, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Two Liberty Way, Suite 3
Litchfield, NH 03052
Telephone (603) 424-4045
Fax (603) 424-8154
E-mail townclerk@litchfieldnh.gov
Web Site http://litchfieldnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Building Dept.: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 10 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 am - 3 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 18
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 20, 44

Incorporated: 1734
Origin: This town is situated on the east bank of the Merrimack River and maintains its agricultural heritage to this day. It was known as Naticook until 1729 when the land was granted to William Brenton, Governor of Rhode Island and son-in-law to that state's Governor Cranston, and renamed Brenton's Farm. In 1734 the town was separated from Dunstable, which had been granted by the Massachusetts government, and named Litchfield in honor of George Henry Lee, Earl of Litchfield. The town was incorporated under the New Hampshire government as Litchfield in 1749. Litchfield was the opposite landing-site of Thornton's Ferry, originating across the Merrimack River in the town of Merrimack.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 357 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Litchfield had the fourth largest percent change in population, growing over 11 times larger. Population change for Litchfield totaled 7,625 over 53 years, from 721 in 1960 to 8,346 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was 192 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2013 Census estimate for Litchfield was 8,346 residents, which ranked 37th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 559.4 persons per square mile of land area. Litchfield contains 15.0 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $4,974,847
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $20,932,401
Zoning Ordinance 1957/09
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Library; Cemetery
Public Library Aaron Cutler Memorial

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 9 miles 188
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 10 miles 144
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 10 miles 279

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Pennichuck East
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
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) $20.57
2013 Equalization Ratio 102.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.14
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,806
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,570
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 130
Five or More Units in Structure 48
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 58
Total Population Community County
2013 8,330 402,922
2010 8,271 400,721
2000 7,423 382,384
1990 5,441 336,549
1980 4,150 276,608
1970 1,420 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   4,199 Female:   4,064
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 681
Age 5 to 19 1,859
Age 20 to 34 1,116
Age 35 to 54 3,091
Age 55 to 64 821
Age 65 and over 695
Median Age 38.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,412
Median family income $110,827
Median household income $108,466
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $85,126
Female $50,301
Individuals below the poverty level 4.8%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 4,706 5,077
Employed 4,490 4,818
Unemployed 216 259
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 5.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 157 198
Average Weekly Wage $894 $1,228
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 318 362
Average Weekly Wage $552 $700
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 475 560
Average Weekly Wage $665 $886
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 291 343
Average Weekly Wage $589 $750
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 766 903
Average Weekly Wage $636 $835

Schools students attend: Litchfield operates grades K-12 SAU 27
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur H. Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS & Applied Technology Center, Milford; Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 460 490 469 174
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 238
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Thomas More; Mount Washington College; St. Anselm

NE Small Tube Manufacturing 70

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 3A, 102
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-293, Exit 2; I-93, Exit 4
Distance 7 miles; 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway 9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 6 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 10 miles
Portland, ME 104 miles
Boston, MA 50 miles
New York City, NY 247 miles
Montreal, Quebec 270 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 88.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.8%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 12.1%
Commuting to another NH community 64.9%
Commuting out-of-state 23%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/20/2014

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