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Raymond, NH


Raymond New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Raymond Town Hall
Craig Wheeler, Town Manager
4 Epping Street
Raymond, NH 03077
Telephone (603) 895-4735
Fax (603) 895-0903
E-mail cwheeler@raymondnh.gov
Web Site www.raymondnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday 8 am - 6 pm, Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 4:15 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 3
State Senate District 17
State Representative Rockingham County District 3

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: According the NH State Papers, this territory was originally purchased in 1717 from an Indian by Colonel Stephen Dudley. The town was first settled by families from Exeter as a parish of Chester. It was known as Freetown because the tall pine trees, which were reserved for the King's use, were usually taken by the local settlers, therefore it was a free town. The town was set off from Chester and incorporated in 1764 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. According to Joseph Fullonton, in his History of Raymond, published 1875, the name was chosen as a new and classical one. Fullonton fancied the name meant Shining World.
Villages and Place Names: Onway Lake
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 727 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Raymond totaled 8,353 over 52 years, from 1,867 in 1960 to 10,220 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an 82 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. Between 1960 and 1970 and between 1980 and 1990, this town had population increases of over 60 percent. The 2012 Census estimate for Raymond was 10,220 residents, which ranked 28th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 352.4 persons per square mile of land area. Raymond contains 28.8 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $9,048,644
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $21,989,026
Zoning Ordinance 1970/12
Master Plan 2009
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; School; Budget; Planning; Library; Ethics
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Cemetery; Historic District; Recreation; Solid Waste & Recycling; Highway Safety; Cable; Capital Improvement; Southern NH Planning; Business & Economic Development
Public Library Dudley-Tucker

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 14 miles 99
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 16 miles 279
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 16 miles 82

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Raymond Water Department
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
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) $23.22
2012 Equalization Ratio 105.1
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.27
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 4,145
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,715
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 399
Five or More Units in Structure 414
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 617
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 10,220 297,820
2010 10,138 295,223
2000 9,697 278,748
1990 8,854 246,744
1980 5,453 190,345
1970 3,033 138,951
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   5,031 Female:   5,134
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 729
Age 5 to 19 1,895
Age 20 to 34 1,796
Age 35 to 54 3,452
Age 55 to 64 1,451
Age 65 and over 842
Median Age 39 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 23.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $28,419
Median family income $72,904
Median household income $63,902
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $52,489
Female $41,488
Individuals below the poverty level 6.0%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 5,757 6,112
Employed 5,428 5,750
Unemployed 329 362
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 5.9%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 422 332
Average Weekly Wage $833 $1,402
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,204 1,986
Average Weekly Wage $583 $716
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,626 2,318
Average Weekly Wage $623 $814
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 433 423
Average Weekly Wage $518 $711
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 3,059 2,741
Average Weekly Wage $608 $798
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Raymond operates grades K-12 SAU 33
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology, Exeter Region: 18
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 569 434 445
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 206
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Mount Washington College; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Wal-Mart Distribution center 600 1995
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 150 1989
Ben Franklin/Ace Hardware Retail store 63 1975
Gemini Valve Ball valves 60 1970
J.C.R. Construction Electric utility installations & maintenance 40 1975
Rehrig Pacific Plastic crates, trays 30 1975
I.C.R. Construction Electric utility installations & maintenance 30 1960
Aggregate Industries Mining, construction aggregate 25 1986
Fisher Auto Parts Auto parts distribution & retail 58 2010
Jackson Lumber & Millwork Lumber & custom millwork 28 2003

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 27, 101, 102, 107, 156
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston Regional
Runway 9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 21 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 17 miles
Portland, ME 80 miles
Boston, MA 64 miles
New York City, NY 269 miles
Montreal, Quebec 272 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.3%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 1.2%
Other Means 1.2%
Worked at home 2.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.9 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 15.3%
Commuting to another NH community 69.3%
Commuting out-of-state 15.4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
   
Other: Skateboarding; Pawtuckaway State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 07/19/13

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