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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, NH Portion
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 fifth largest numeric change over 53 years. Population change totaled 21,851, from 2,457 in 1960 to 24,308 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 24,308 residents, which ranked tenth among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 578.3 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.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
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

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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; 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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.10
2013 Equalization Ratio 108.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.31
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings66.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other17%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 8,843
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 7,312
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 397
Five or More Units in Structure 715
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 419
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 24,269 297,820
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   12,181 Female:   12,008
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 1,088
Age 5 to 19 6,440
Age 20 to 34 3,250
Age 35 to 54 8,452
Age 55 to 64 2,836
Age 65 and over 2,123
Median Age 39.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 41.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,865
Median family income $105,540
Median household income $90,940
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $68,843
Female $49,897
Individuals below the poverty level 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 13,954 14,381
Employed 13,247 13,614
Unemployed 707 767
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 5.3%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 2,938 3,894
Average Weekly Wage $987 $1,172
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 8,593 8,215
Average Weekly Wage $679 $771
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 11,532 12,109
Average Weekly Wage $757 $900
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 1,162 1,112
Average Weekly Wage $684 $1,011
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 12,694 13,221
Average Weekly Wage $751 $909

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Londonderry operates grades K-12 SAU 12
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy CATE, Derry; Salem High School Vocational Center Region: 17
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 4 1 1 2
Grade Levels P K 1-5 8-Jun 12-Sep P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 1,840 1,084 1,621 112
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 27 Total Capacity: 1,534
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Mount Washington Colege; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

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

(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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.4%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 1.2%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 6.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 25.3%
Commuting to another NH community 52.4%
Commuting out-of-state 22.3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 7/14/2014

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