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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 Raymond, NH LMA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District 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 8,310 over 53 years, from 1,867 in 1960 to 10,177 in 2013. 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 2013 Census estimate for Raymond was 10,177 residents, which ranked 28th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 353.2 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.

Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $7,985,989
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015 $22,887,644
Zoning Ordinance 1970/13
Master Plan 2009
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; School; Budget; Planning; Library; Ethics
Appointed:Please visit www.raymondnh.gov for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
Public Library Dudley-Tucker

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 14 miles 99
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 16 miles 296
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 16 miles 82

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.33
2014 Equalization Ratio 99.5
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.17
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.8%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 4,193
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,732
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 422
Five or More Units in Structure 447
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 592
Total Population Community County
2013 10,177 297,728
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   4,831 Female:   5,346
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 652
Age 5 to 19 1,883
Age 20 to 34 1,878
Age 35 to 54 3,244
Age 55 to 64 1,504
Age 65 and over 1,016
Median Age 39.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 27,755
Median family income 72,028
Median household income 61,463
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 51,158
Female 39,844
Individuals below the poverty level 6.6%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 5,912 5,845
Employed 5,633 5,567
Unemployed 279.0 278
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 434 352
Average Weekly Wage $905 $1,624
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,148 2,206
Average Weekly Wage $695 $758
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,582 2,559
Average Weekly Wage $730 $877
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 420 428
Average Weekly Wage $590 $722
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 3,002 2,987
Average Weekly Wage $710 $855
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Raymond operates grades K-12 SAU 33
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology 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 555 417 448
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 5 Total Capacity: 160
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Mount Washington College; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

Walmart Distribution center 800 1995
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 150 1989
J.C.R. Construction Electric utility installations & maintenance 77 1975
Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Award winning restaurant 75 2012
Ben Franklin/Ace Hardware Retail store 46 1975
Fisher Auto Parts Auto parts distribution & retail 58 2010
Gemini Valve Ball valves 55 1970
I.C.R. Construction Electric utility installations & maintenance 40 1960
Jackson Lumber & Millwork Lumber & custom millwork 27 2003
Aggregate Industries Mining, construction aggregate 25 1986
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.6%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1%
Other Means 1%
Worked at home 2.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 15.1%
Commuting to another NH community 72%
Commuting out-of-state 12.9%
X Municipal Parks
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
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, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/25/15

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