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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@surry.nh.gov
Web Site Surry.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 7 pm - 9 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 5 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 Micropolitan 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 2
State Senate District 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 440 over 53 years, from 362 in 1960 to 802 in 2013. 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 2013 Census estimate for Surry was 802 residents, which ranked 198th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 51.1 persons per square mile of land area. Surry contains 15.7 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $555,923
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $1,817,016
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

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 5 miles 169

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.98
2014 Equalization Ratio 97.4
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.60
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 372
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 357
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 12
Total Population Community County
2013 802 76,723
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   369 Female:   433
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 21
Age 5 to 19 76
Age 20 to 34 106
Age 35 to 54 246
Age 55 to 64 193
Age 65 and over 160
Median Age 51.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 33.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 40,095
Median family income 78,854
Median household income 75,385
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 54,375
Female 42,000
Individuals below the poverty level 4.5%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 415 505
Employed 404 486
Unemployed 11.0 19
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 3.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 27 25
Average Weekly Wage $1,002 $899
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 24 48
Average Weekly Wage $392 $313
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 50 73
Average Weekly Wage $715 $511
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 15 6
Average Weekly Wage $591 $334
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 65 79
Average Weekly Wage $687 $498
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Surry operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 91
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE; Windham RCC (VT) Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 97
2015 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

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
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.9%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1.7%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 7.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 15%
Commuting to another NH community 79.2%
Commuting out-of-state 5.8%
X Municipal Parks
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
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, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/21/15

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