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Piermont, NH

piermont New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Piermont
Jennifer Collins, Executive Assistant
PO Box 67
Piermont, NH 03779
Telephone (603) 272-9181
Fax (603) 272-9182
E-mail piermontbos@gmail.com
Web Site www.townofpiermontnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Executive Assistant: Tuesday through Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm, Monday, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 6 pm, Wednesday, 10 am - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Thursday, 4 pm - 7 pm, Friday, 2 pm - 7 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 3, 15

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: Situated on the Connecticut River just west of the White Mountain National Forest, this town was named for Piedmont in the Italian Alps. The majority of those named in the charter were titled Honorable or Esquire, or had a military title. Though the charter was issued in 1764, the first settlements were not made until about 1768. Lake Tarleton, on the town's eastern border, was once on the property of Colonel William Tarleton, a tavernkeeper who was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1791, and member of the presidential Electoral College in 1804.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 426 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Piermont totaled 302 over 53 years, from 477 in 1960 to 779 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 23 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; population declined from 1960 to 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Piermont was 779 residents, which ranked 199th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 20.2 persons per square mile of land area. Piermont contains 38.6 square miles of land area and 1.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $1,354,812
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $2,346,314
Zoning Ordinance 1971/07
Master Plan 1996
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Zoning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; CIP
Public Library Piermont Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 14 miles 25

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.35
2013 Equalization Ratio 111
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.69
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 462
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 432
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 7
Five or More Units in Structure 11
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 12
Total Population Community County
2013 781 89,181
2010 790 89,118
2000 708 81,826
1990 625 74,998
1980 507 65,806
1970 462 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   469 Female:   358
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 58
Age 5 to 19 107
Age 20 to 34 87
Age 35 to 54 291
Age 55 to 64 127
Age 65 and over 157
Median Age 47.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 25.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,531
Median family income $89,375
Median household income $81,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $50,260
Female $40,833
Individuals below the poverty level 5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 402 468
Employed 392 451
Unemployed 10 17
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 3.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 22 5
Average Weekly Wage $523 $816
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 23 30
Average Weekly Wage $361 $576
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 45 35
Average Weekly Wage $441 $611
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 37 14
Average Weekly Wage $294 $284
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 82 49
Average Weekly Wage $375 $519

Schools students attend: Piermont operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Denton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) SAU 23
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career and Technical Center, Bradford VT Region: 4
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 69
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Camp Walt Whitman Summer camp 200 1940
Camp Kingswood Summer camp 75
Woodsville Guaranty Bank Banking services 7
JEM Enterprises Garden center/Nursery 9
Four Corners Gas Station Convenience store, gas 8
Piermont Plant Pantry Garden center 12
Piermont Village School Education 25

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 25, 25C
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 16
Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, Haverhill
Runway 2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 30 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 93 miles
Portland, ME 185 miles
Boston, MA 143 miles
New York City, NY 292 miles
Montreal, Quebec 182 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 18.6%
Public transportation 1%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 5.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 15.9%
Commuting to another NH community 54.9%
Commuting out-of-state 29.2%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X 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
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Dartmouth Skiway

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/2/2014

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