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Londonderry, NH

londonderry New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Londonderry Planning & Economic Development
John Vogl, GIS Manager/Comprehensive Planner
268B Mammoth Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
Telephone (603) 432-1100 x103
Fax (603) 432-1128
E-mail jvogl@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 54 years. Population change totaled 21,790, from 2,457 in 1960 to 24,247 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an 154 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed an 118 percent increase the previous decade. The 2014 Census estimate for Londonderry was 24,247 residents, which ranked tenth among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 576.9 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 1962/15
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

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 No
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 Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.02
2015 Equalization Ratio 98.9
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.50
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings63.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings18.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other18.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 9,045
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 7,454
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 332
Five or More Units in Structure 781
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 478
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 24,247 297,702
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   12,097 Female:   12,150
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 1,076
Age 5 to 19 5,452
Age 20 to 34 3,698
Age 35 to 54 7,745
Age 55 to 64 3,646
Age 65 and over 2,630
Median Age 41.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 42.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $40,369
Median family income $109,085
Median household income $91,861
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $74,295
Female $49,678
Individuals below the poverty level 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 14,073 14,478
Employed 13,499 13,827
Unemployed 574 651
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
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

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Londonderry operates grades K-12 SAU 12
Career Technology Center(s): Manchester School of Technology Region: 15
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) 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 1,771 996 1,584 90
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 23 Total Capacity: 1,507
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
Fed-Ex Ground Parcel delivery service 500 2014
Vibro-meter Aerospace component manufacturer 188
Pratt & Whitney/UPS Distribution center for parts, tools, and supplies 200 2015
Stonyfield Farms Yogurt producer 375 1989
Coca Cola Beverage manufacturer 200
Continental Paving Road construction 165 1986

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 RegionalRunway9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance Local
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 11 miles
Portland, ME 103 miles
Boston, MA 73 miles
New York City, NY 246 miles
Montreal, Quebec 269 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.1%
Public transportation 1.0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 7.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 26.2%
Commuting to another NH community 49.3%
Commuting out-of-state 24.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 06/15/16

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