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Surry, NH


Surry New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Surry
Board of Selectmen
1 Village Road, Town Hall
Surry, NH 03431
Telephone (603) 352-3075
Fax (603) 357-4890
E-mail selectmen@townofsurry.org
Web Site www.townofsurry.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 7 pm - 9 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 6 pm - 8 pm, Thursday, 5 pm - 7 pm; Tax Collector: first and third Thursday, 5:30 pm - 7 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 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 10
State Representative Cheshire County District 2

Incorporated: 1769
Origin: This town was chartered in 1769 from portions of Gilsum and Westmoreland. The portion of Westmoreland added to Surry was known as Westmoreland Leg. Surry was named for Charles Howard, Earl of Surrey, Duke of Norfolk, and hereditary Earl Marshal of England. The county of Surrey in England was known for manufacture of pleasure carriages called surreys, introduced to America in 1872. Surry was one of the towns in the western part of the state that attempted to join the State of Vermont in 1781. Surry is an excellent geological area, containing quantities of quartz bearing veins of gold, silver, copper, and lead.
Villages and Place Names: Shaws Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 448 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Surry totaled 372 over 52 years, from 362 in 1960 to 734 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 40 percent between 1960 and 1970; the smallest, a seven percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2012 Census estimate for Surry was 734 residents, which ranked 205th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 46.8 persons per square mile of land area. Surry contains 15.6 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $540,323
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012 $1,283,480
Zoning Ordinance 1951/10
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Library; Zoning
Public Library Reed Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 5 miles 140

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Granite State
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Surry Village Water
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Time Warner; 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) $18.93
2012 Equalization Ratio 92.2
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.39
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 371
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 356
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 4
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 11
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 734 76,851
2010 732 77,117
2000 673 73,993
1990 631 70,223
1980 656 62,116
1970 507 52,364
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   387 Female:   434
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 24
Age 5 to 19 106
Age 20 to 34 120
Age 35 to 54 275
Age 55 to 64 150
Age 65 and over 146
Median Age 48 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $38,247
Median family income $79,000
Median household income $75,547
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $57,813
Female $40,063
Individuals below the poverty level 3.3%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 421 448
Employed 408 428
Unemployed 13 20
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 30 23
Average Weekly Wage $986 $1,113
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 20 44
Average Weekly Wage $362 $316
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 49 67
Average Weekly Wage $738 $591
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 14 6
Average Weekly Wage $538 $347
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 64 73
Average Weekly Wage $693 $571
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Surry operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 91
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 1-8
Total Enrollment 92
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
LG Cushing & Sons, Inc. Well drilling 15
Rusty's Speed Sale of racing parts 1
Brooks Construction Construction Services 2
CDFR Capentry, excavation 4
Surry House B&B Bed & breakfast 2 2002
GT's Auto Used Vehicle Sales 2
Advantage Real Estate Real estate services 1
Richardson Home Inspection Home inspection services 1
Rocky Knoll Farm Farm products, excavation services 2
Kona Ice Retail shaved ice 2 2009

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12, 12A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 5
Distance 16 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 60 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 71 miles
Portland, ME 156 miles
Boston, MA 92 miles
New York City, NY 228 miles
Montreal, Quebec 233 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.3%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 5.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.2 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 12.9%
Commuting to another NH community 82.3%
Commuting out-of-state 4.8%
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
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Ascutney (VT)
   
Other: Surry Mountain Recreation Area

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/08/13

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