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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 donna@lymannh.org
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 Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate 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 331 over 52 years, from 201 in 1960 to 532 in 2012. 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 2012 Census estimate for Lyman was 532 residents, which ranked 216th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 18.7 persons per square mile of land area. Lyman contains 28.5 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $648,318
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $718,416
Zoning Ordinance 1972/06
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation
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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Conn. Valley
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 No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.30
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.22
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 369
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 319
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 4
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 44
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 532 89,181
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   283 Female:   271
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 27
Age 5 to 19 52
Age 20 to 34 68
Age 35 to 54 232
Age 55 to 64 76
Age 65 and over 99
Median Age 49 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $29,686
Median family income $62,917
Median household income $44,706
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,500
Female $32,917
Individuals below the poverty level 7.8%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 306 316
Employed 292 302
Unemployed 14 14
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 4.4%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
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 n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 4 4
Average Weekly Wage $401 $692
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
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 Lisbon Regional (Lisbon, Lyman) SAU 35
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh Gallen Regional Career & Technical Center, Littleton; White Mountain Regional High - CTE, Whitefield Region: 3
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2013 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

(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 Airport
Runway 2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 57 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 107 miles
Portland, ME 124 miles
Boston, MA 157 miles
New York City, NY 318 miles
Montreal, Quebec 176 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 15.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.0%
Other Means 3.0%
Worked at home 6.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.7 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 13.4%
Commuting to another NH community 78.4%
Commuting out-of-state 8.2%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/20/13

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