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Richmond, NH


richmond New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Richmond Board of Selectmen
Heidi Wood, Town Administrator
105 Old Homestead Highway
Richmond, NH 03470
Telephone (603) 239-4232
Fax (603) 239-9994
E-mail hwood@richmond.nh.gov
Web Site www.richmond.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 5 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 1 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 5 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon; Tax Collector: Monday, 7 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 2 pm - 4 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
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 Cheshire County Districts 12, 15

Incorporated: 1752
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1735 to a company of soldiers returning from the war in Canada led by Captain Joseph Sylvester, and named Sylvester-Canada in his honor. When New Hampshire because a separate province, Governor Benning Wentworth reincorporated those towns with Canada in the name. Sylvester-Canada was granted to new settlers and incorporated in 1752 as Richmond, in honor of the governor's English friend, Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond, a staunch advocate of colonial independence. The settlers were unable to meet the terms of charter due to the Indian War, and the charter was renewed in 1760.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,380 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Richmond totaled 864 over 53 years, from 295 in 1960 to 1,159 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 80 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 69 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Richmond was 1,159 residents, which ranked 177th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 30.9 persons per square mile of land area. Richmond contains 37.5 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,040,513
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $2,446,126
Zoning Ordinance 1972/11
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Library; Zoning
Public Library Richmond Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 14 miles 140

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.16
2013 Equalization Ratio 106
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.40
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 495
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 479
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2
Five or More Units in Structure 4
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 10
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 1,161 76,851
2010 1,155 77,117
2000 1,084 73,993
1990 874 70,223
1980 518 62,116
1970 287 52,364
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   493 Female:   499
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 48
Age 5 to 19 182
Age 20 to 34 156
Age 35 to 54 261
Age 55 to 64 243
Age 65 and over 102
Median Age 47.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 33.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $28,452
Median family income $72,188
Median household income $61,932
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $53,500
Female $37,125
Individuals below the poverty level 7.2%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 609 617
Employed 593 589
Unemployed 16 28
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 7 n
Average Weekly Wage $425 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 56 n
Average Weekly Wage $297 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 63 48
Average Weekly Wage $310 $398
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 18 22
Average Weekly Wage $130 $169
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 81 70
Average Weekly Wage $271 $328

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Swanzey, Troy) SAU 93
Career Technology Center(s): The Cheshire Career Center, Keene; Fall Mountain Regional High School - CTE, Langdon; Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro, VT Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-12
Total Enrollment 32
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 6
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not Available

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 32, 119
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91, Exit 28 (MA) or Exit 2 (VT)
Distance 19 miles; 21 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, Swanzey
Runway 6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 62 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 60 miles
Portland, ME 164 miles
Boston, MA 81 miles
New York City, NY 208 miles
Montreal, Quebec 265 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.3%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 3.1%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 6.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 14.9%
Commuting to another NH community 62.1%
Commuting out-of-state 23%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Maple Valley
   
Other: Antiques; Crafts

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/28/2014

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