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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 townclerkloudon@comcast.net
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 Micro-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 4,138 over 52 years, from 1,194 in 1960 to 5,332 in 2012. 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 2012 Census estimate for Loudon was 5,332 residents, which ranked 62nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 113.6 persons per square mile of land area. Loudon contains 46.8 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $3,983,307
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
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; PSNH
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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.54
2012 Equalization Ratio 104.4
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.33
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings80.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,002
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,649
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 37
Five or More Units in Structure 56
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 260
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 5,332 146,761
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   2,639 Female:   2,668
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 248
Age 5 to 19 1,218
Age 20 to 34 816
Age 35 to 54 1,627
Age 55 to 64 820
Age 65 and over 578
Median Age 42 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 23.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,118
Median family income $80,375
Median household income $74,643
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $52,539
Female $39,733
Individuals below the poverty level 6.3%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 2,815 3,117
Employed 2,737 2,980
Unemployed 78 137
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 4.4%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 414 312
Average Weekly Wage $657 $710
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 842 523
Average Weekly Wage $385 $679
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,256 835
Average Weekly Wage $475 $691
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 133 108
Average Weekly Wage $353 $630
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,389 944
Average Weekly Wage $463 $684
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 Technology Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 310
2013 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

(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 Municipal
Runway 6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 31 miles
Number of Passsenger 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 281 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.6%
Other Means 2.9%
Worked at home 5.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 14.1%
Commuting to another NH community 81.8%
Commuting out-of-state 4.1%
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 Faclity
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/14/13

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