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Lyman, NH

lyman New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Lyman Board of Selectmen
Donna Clark, Administrative Assistant
65 Parker Hill Road
Lyman, NH 03585
Telephone (603) 838-5900
Fax (603) 838-6818
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.lymannh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, 8 am - 3:30 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 1:30 pm, extended hours on Monday evenings by appointment only

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County Districts 2, 14

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: Granted in 1761, this town bears the name of General Phineas Lyman, an active commander in the Seven Years' War with France and Spain. General Lyman was compensated for his services by grants in Lyman, Grantham, and Lisbon, and 11 towns in what is now Vermont. The original grant recipients included ten others also named Lyman, which probably affected the selection of the town's name. Due to the remote location, setters experienced difficulties in taking up the claim, and the grant was renewed in 1769. A section of Lyman was taken by legislature in 1854 to form the town of Monroe.
Villages and Place Names: Parker Hill, Tinkerville, Dodge Pond
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 202 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Lyman totaled 407 over 54 years, from 201 in 1960 to 608 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 32 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2014 Census estimate for Lyman was 608 residents, which ranked 213th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 21.4 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Wentworth. Lyman contains 28.4 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $720,861
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016 $643,656
Zoning Ordinance 1972/14
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Lisbon - On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Lisbon Life Squad
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 13 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.23
2015 Equalization Ratio 100.2
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.18
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.7%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 381
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 332
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 6
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 41
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 608 89,360
2010 533 89,118
2000 487 81,826
1990 436 74,998
1980 281 65,806
1970 213 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   292 Female:   316
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 53
Age 5 to 19 55
Age 20 to 34 109
Age 35 to 54 166
Age 55 to 64 115
Age 65 and over 110
Median Age 48.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 25.7%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,131
Median family income $63,958
Median household income $49,297
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,643
Female $36,667
Individuals below the poverty level 9.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 307 332
Employed 298 317
Unemployed 9 15
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 22 27
Average Weekly Wage $362 $475
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 5 4
Average Weekly Wage $299 $614
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 27 32
Average Weekly Wage $350 $495

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Lisbon Regional (Lisbon, Lyman) SAU 35
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center; White Mountains RHS Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 42
Distance 10 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia AirportRunway2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 57 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 114 miles
Portland, ME 122 miles
Boston, MA 164 miles
New York City, NY 328 miles
Montreal, Quebec 168 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.8%
Other Means 4.1%
Worked at home 6.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 12.4%
Commuting to another NH community 77.6%
Commuting out-of-state 10.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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