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Lyndeborough, NH

lyndeborough New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Lyndeborough
Russell Boland, Town Administrator
9 Citizens Hall Road
Lyndeborough, NH 03082
Telephone (603) 654-5955
Fax (603) 654-5777
E-mail rboland@lyndeboroughnh.us
Web Site http://lyndeboroughnh.us

Municipal Office Hours Administration: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 1 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, last Saturday, 8 am - 11 am

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 9
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 4, 38

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: This territory was first settled in 1735 as Salem-Canada by descendents of soldiers from Salem, Massachusetts, who had fought in New England's first war with Canada in 1690. When the new provincial government in New Hampshire came into being in 1763, a portion of Salem-Canada was regranted to Benjamin Lynde. The town was incorporated as Lyndeborough in 1764. Mr. Lynde was a Harvard classmate of Theodore Atkinson, president of the New Hampshire Governor's Council. He later became chief justice of Massachusetts and presided over the trial involving the Boston Massacre. In the latter part of the 1800s, Lyndeborough was known as a glass-making center.
Villages and Place Names: Curtis Corner, Johnson Corner, Perham Corner, South Lyndeborough, Lyndeborough Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,280 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Lyndeborough totaled 973 over 53 years, from 594 in 1960 to 1,567 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 36 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 33 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Lyndeborough was 1,567 residents, which ranked 157th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 52.0 persons per square mile of land area. Lyndeborough contains 30.2 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,938,339
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $2,990,696
Zoning Ordinance 1959/08
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Cemetery; Library; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Heritage; Planning
Public Library J A Tarbell

Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 11 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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 ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.00
2013 Equalization Ratio 109.0
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.10
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.7%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 696
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 608
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 62
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 26
Total Population Community County
2013 1,567 402,979
2010 1,683 400,721
2000 1,591 382,384
1990 1,280 336,549
1980 1,070 276,608
1970 789 223,941
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    735 Female:    832
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 55
Age 5 to 19 277
Age 20 to 34 234
Age 35 to 54 482
Age 55 to 64 275
Age 65 and over 244
Median Age 44.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 35.4%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $35,313
Median family income $86,484
Median household income $81,181
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $61,548
Female $41,731
Individuals below the poverty level 5.7%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,013 1,036
Employed 971 985
Unemployed 42 51
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 45 25
Average Weekly Wage $690 $1,552
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 30 53
Average Weekly Wage $520 $1,072
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 75 77
Average Weekly Wage $621 $1,225
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 59 27
Average Weekly Wage $271 $437
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 133 104
Average Weekly Wage $468 $1,022

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative (Lyndeborough, Wilton) SAU 63
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur H. Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS & Applied Technology Center, Milford; Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 66
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Southern NH University; Rivier; Mount Washington College; UNH-Manchester

Not Available

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 31
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; I-293, Exit 4
Distance 18 miles; 25 miles
Railroad Wilton Bennington
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, Antrim
Runway 3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 28 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 26 miles
Portland, ME 123 miles
Boston, MA 63 miles
New York City, NY 234 miles
Montreal, Quebec 272 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.1%
Public transportation 0.8%
Walked 1.2%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 30.3%
Commuting to another NH community 53.6%
Commuting out-of-state 16.1%
X Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Crotched Mountain
Other: Nature Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 06/25/14

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