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Londonderry, NH

londonderry New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Londonderry Planning & Economic Development
Cynthia A. May, ASLA, Town Planner/Dept Manager
268B Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
Telephone (603) 432-1100 x103
Fax (603) 432-1128
E-mail cmay@londonderrynh.org
Web Site www.londonderrynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 14
State Representative Rockingham County District 5

Incorporated: 1722
Origin: This region was settled by Scotch colonists in 1718 at the encouragement of Massachusetts Governor Samuel Shute, when New Hampshire was still considered part of that colony. It was at that time known as Nutfield because of heavily wooded areas. In 1722, the township was incorporated as Londonderry, after the town in Ireland from where many of the settlers had come. At the time, Londonderry was the second-largest town in New Hampshire, and included all or part of Derry, Manchester, and Windham. Early Londonderry settlers spread out into surrounding villages, bringing Scottish and Irish names such as Antrim, Derry, and Dunbarton.
Villages and Place Names: North Londonderry, West Derry, Wilson
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,622 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Londonderry had the sixth largest percent change and the fourth largest numeric change over 53 years. Population change totaled 21,762, from 2,457 in 1960 to 24,219 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 154 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed an 118 percent increase the previous decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Londonderry was 24,219 residents, which ranked tenth among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 576.2 persons per square mile of land area. Londonderry contains 42.0 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Town Council
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $28,054,908
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015 $66,240,583
Zoning Ordinance 1962/13
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Town Council; School; Budget; Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Recreation; Elder Affairs; Heritage; ZBA
Public Library Leach

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 4 miles 82

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Pennichuck; Manchester Water Works & private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
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
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.09
2014 Equalization Ratio 102.3
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.33
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings64.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings17.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other18.4%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 8,847
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 7,346
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 354
Five or More Units in Structure 730
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 417
Total Population Community County
2013 24,219 297,728
2010 24,129 295,223
2000 23,373 278,748
1990 19,798 246,744
1980 13,598 190,345
1970 5,346 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   12,160 Female:   12,059
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 1,159
Age 5 to 19 5,943
Age 20 to 34 3,578
Age 35 to 54 8,236
Age 55 to 64 2,859
Age 65 and over 2,444
Median Age 40.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 42.0%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 38,553
Median family income 107,100
Median household income 90,263
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 71,280
Female 50,081
Individuals below the poverty level 2.8%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 14,073 14,478
Employed 13,499 13,827
Unemployed 574.0 651
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 3,248 3,768
Average Weekly Wage $950 $1,147
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 8,838 8,240
Average Weekly Wage $680 $809
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 12,085 12,007
Average Weekly Wage $753 $915
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 1,155 1,087
Average Weekly Wage $707 $1,010
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 13,240 13,094
Average Weekly Wage $749 $923
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Londonderry operates grades K-12 SAU 12
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 4 1 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 1,774 1,020 1,595 108
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 25 Total Capacity: 1,510
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Mount Washington Colege; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

L-3 Warrior Systems Laser aiming & illumination devices manufacturer 761
Harvey Industries Window manufacturer 500 2007
Londonderry School District Education 493
Stonyfield Farms Yogurt producer 375 1989
United Parcel Service Inc. Parcel delivery services 288 1993
Coca Cola Beverage manufacturer 200
Vibro-meter Aerospace component manufacturer 188
Continental Paving Road construction 165 1986
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 140
CTS, Corp. Electronic components manufacturer 130
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 28, 102, 128
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 4 - 5
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation CART
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 Local
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 10 miles
Portland, ME 103 miles
Boston, MA 43 miles
New York City, NY 248 miles
Montreal, Quebec 269 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6%
Public transportation 1%
Walked 1.2%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 6.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 26.2%
Commuting to another NH community 52.2%
Commuting out-of-state 21.6%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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 Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre, Gunstock, Sunapee
Other: Hiking; Tupelo Music Hall; Orchards/Farm Experience

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/19/15

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