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Plymouth, NH


Plymouth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Plymouth
Paul Freitas, Town Administrator
6 Post Office Square
Plymouth, NH 03264
Telephone (603) 536-1731
Fax (603) 536-0036
E-mail townadmin@plymouth-nh.org
Web Site www.plymouth-nh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administrator: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday through Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
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 2
State Representative Grafton County District 8

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: This territory was part of a large plot of undivided land in the Pemigewasset Valley. Many of those named in the 1763 charter were soldiers from the Seven Years' War who had come from Hollis. The town was named after the original Plymouth colony in Massachusetts. In 1792, the southwest portion of the town was separated, and with a portion of land from Groton, incorporated as Hebron. Plymouth State University was founded here in 1871 as a normal school, evolving as a teachers' college, a state college, and now a state university.
Villages and Place Names: West Plymouth
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 625 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Plymouth totaled 3,817 over 52 years, from 3,210 in 1960 to 7,027 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 32 percent between 1960 and 1970, the smallest, a one percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2012 Census estimate for Plymouth was 7,027 residents, which ranked 46th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 248.5 persons per square mile of land area. Plymouth contains 28.1 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012-2013 $7,380,498
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012-2013 $8,161,515
Zoning Ordinance 1961/09
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Treasurer
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Advisory Budget; Conservation; Parks & Recreation; Capital Improvement; Non-Profit; Public Safety; Municipal Highway; Public Safety & Parking; Public Safety Building; Advisory Energy
Public Library Pease Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth Local 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Plymouth Village Water
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.01
2012 Equalization Ratio 110.2
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.27
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings67.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings29.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,660
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,606
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 445
Five or More Units in Structure 395
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 214
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 7,027 89,181
2010 6,990 89,118
2000 5,886 81,826
1990 5,815 74,998
1980 5,094 65,806
1970 4,225 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   3,428 Female:   3,531
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 224
Age 5 to 19 1,774
Age 20 to 34 2,372
Age 35 to 54 1,396
Age 55 to 64 575
Age 65 and over 618
Median Age 24 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 43.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $19,289
Median family income $79,071
Median household income $36,154
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $48,958
Female $27,857
Individuals below the poverty level 21.6%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 3,207 3,437
Employed 3,107 3,233
Unemployed 100 204
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 5.9%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 288 180
Average Weekly Wage $521 $889
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,381 2,829
Average Weekly Wage $482 $639
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,670 3,010
Average Weekly Wage $486 $654
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 1,142 1,452
Average Weekly Wage $628 $848
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 3,811 4,462
Average Weekly Wage $528 $717
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Plymouth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 3
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 418 690 408
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 9 Total Capacity: 297
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Plymouth State University Education 487 1871
Speare Memorial Hospital Health care services 220 1899
NH Electric Cooperative Electric service 206 1939
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 187
Plymouth Regional High School Education 135
Plymouth Elementary School Education 97
Town of Plymouth Municipal services 70 1763
Wal-Mart Retail store 2003

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 3A, 25
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 26
Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation Yes
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth Regional
Runway 2,380 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 45 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 60 miles
Portland, ME 89 miles
Boston, MA 110 miles
New York City, NY 315 miles
Montreal, Quebec 212 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 58.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.7%
Public transportation 0.2%
Walked 27.0%
Other Means 3.4%
Worked at home 3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 15.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 55.4%
Commuting to another NH community 42.9%
Commuting out-of-state 1.7%
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
X Museums
Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Waterville Valley
   
Other: Hiking; White Mtn Exploration Ctr; Ice climbing; Rock climbing

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/06/13

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