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Loudon, NH


loudon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Loudon
Wendy L. Young, Town Clerk
PO Box 7837
Loudon, NH 03307
Telephone (603) 798-4542
Fax (603) 798-3539
E-mail townclerk@loudonnh.org
Web Site www.loudonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, extended hours on Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday, 3 pm - 8:45 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 3 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 9, 26

Incorporated: 1773
Origin: This town was originally part of a 1727 grant that included Canterbury and Northfield. It was set off and incorporated as Loudon on petition of residents in 1773, who felt that the distance to the meetinghouse and insufficient roads were an obstacle to attending public worship and public affairs of the town. The name Loudon was to honor John Campbell, fourth Earl of Loudoun, who fought with the English army as an aide-de-camp to the king during the Seven Years' War. Under Lord Loudoun's orders Major Robert Rogers organized the famous Roger's Rangers frontier fighters. One of Lord Loudoun's aides, John Loudoun McAdam, is known for developing the macadamizing process of road surfacing.
Villages and Place Names: Loudon Center, Loudon Ridge, Pearls Corner, Sabattus Heights
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,084 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Loudon totaled 4,158 over 55 years, from 1,194 in 1960 to 5,352 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed 43 and 44 percent increases, respectively over the previous two decades. The 2015 Census estimate for Loudon was 5,352 residents, which ranked 63rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 116.3 persons per square mile of land area. Loudon contains 46.0 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $4,167,034
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $10,186,862
Zoning Ordinance 1984/10
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Library
Public Library Maxfield Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 10 miles 237

Utilities
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; Concord Electric; Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Comcast; Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.67
2015 Equalization Ratio 99.8
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.51
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings80.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.2%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,204
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,771
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 76
Five or More Units in Structure 86
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 271
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 5,352 147,262
2010 5,317 146,445
2000 4,510 136,716
1990 3,802 120,618
1980 2,454 98,302
1970 1,707 80,925
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   2,710 Female:   2,642
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 241
Age 5 to 19 958
Age 20 to 34 792
Age 35 to 54 1,871
Age 55 to 64 733
Age 65 and over 757
Median Age 43.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,248
Median family income $72,266
Median household income $65,417
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $57,422
Female $41,201
Individuals below the poverty level 11.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 2,820 3,190
Employed 2,739 3,071
Unemployed 81 119
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 391 330
Average Weekly Wage $736 $833
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 532 489
Average Weekly Wage $1,037 $834
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 922 819
Average Weekly Wage $909 $834
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 140 102
Average Weekly Wage $415 $725
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,063 921
Average Weekly Wage $844 $822

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 46
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 298
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 45
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
NH Motor Speedway NASCAR auto, motorcycle race track 250 1990
Pleasant View Gardens Greenhouse, growers 80
DS Cole Growers, Inc. Greenhouse, growers 40 1987
Plan Tech Cast urethane 30 1988
Interstate Concrete Concrete, cement 25
Eastern Propane Propane gas supplier 15 1992
Capitol Fire Protection Fire protection sprinkler systems 15
Fillmore Industries, Inc. Sand, gravel, crushed stone 12

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 106, 129
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-393, Exit 3; I-93, Exit 15
Distance 4 miles; 7 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord MunicipalRunway6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 31 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 25 miles
Portland, ME 93 miles
Boston, MA 76 miles
New York City, NY 275 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 2.7%
Worked at home 8.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 13.6%
Commuting to another NH community 85.0%
Commuting out-of-state 1.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X 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
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: NH Motor Speedway

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 08/19/15

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