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Windham, NH

windham New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Windham
David Sullivan, Town Administrator
3 North Lowell Road, PO Box 120
Windham, NH 03087
Telephone (603) 432-7732
Fax (603) 965-1234
E-mail dsullivan@windhamnewhampshire.com
Web Site www.windhamnewhampshire.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 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 District 2
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 19
State Representative Rockingham County District 7

Incorporated: 1742
Origin: This town was originally a parish of Londonderry, which was settled in 1719. Incorporated in 1741, Windham was the second town designated by Governor Benning Wentworth following the establishment of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. It was named for Sir Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont and Baron Cockermouth, who was a Member of Parliament and Secretary of State when the Rockingham government favored conciliation with the American colonies. Windham was the birthplace of Samuel Dinsmoor, Governor of New Hampshire from 1831 to 1834.
Villages and Place Names: West Windham, Windham Depot
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 663 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population in Windham grew more than 10 times larger, and had the fifth highest percent change. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 128 percent between 1960 and 1970. Population change totaled 12,796 over 53 years, from 1,317 in 1960 to 14,113 in 2013. The 2013 Census estimate for Windham was 14,113 residents, which ranked 20th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 528.2 persons per square mile of land area. Windham contains 26.7 square miles of land area and 1.1 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $15,308,311
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $46,278,622
Zoning Ordinance 1954/13
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation; Cable; Historic; Economic Development; Local Energy; Highway Safety
Public Library Nesmith

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 5 miles 82

Electric Supplier PSNH; Liberty Utilities
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Pennichuck Water Works
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 Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.60
2013 Equalization Ratio 97.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.82
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 5,051
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 4,682
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 185
Five or More Units in Structure 150
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 34
Total Population Community County
2013 13,958 297,820
2010 13,592 295,223
2000 10,845 278,748
1990 9,020 246,744
1980 5,664 190,345
1970 3,008 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   6,664 Female:   6,939
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 886
Age 5 to 19 3,089
Age 20 to 34 1,574
Age 35 to 54 4,371
Age 55 to 64 2,374
Age 65 and over 1,309
Median Age 42.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 53.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $49,552
Median family income $130,615
Median household income $118,242
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $98,904
Female $60,669
Individuals below the poverty level 1.7%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 6,847 7,970
Employed 6,462 7,559
Unemployed 385 411
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.2%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 445 299
Average Weekly Wage $1,038 $928
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,991 2,348
Average Weekly Wage $702 $806
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,436 2,647
Average Weekly Wage $763 $820
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 386 587
Average Weekly Wage $724 $910
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,822 3,234
Average Weekly Wage $758 $836

Schools students attend: Windham operates grades K-12 SAU 28
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy CATE, Derry; Salem High School Vocational Center Region: 17
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 3 1 1
Grade Levels P K R 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 1,365 684 776
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 10 Total Capacity: 652
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Rivier; Daniel Webster

Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 139 2006
Cyr Lumber Wood, lumber 80 1984
Windham Terrace Communities Assisted living facility 60 2000
AJ Letizio Foods Meat distribution 40 2000
AP Daily Woodworking 40 1984
Park Place Lanes Bowling alley 38 1981
Warde Supported Residential Care Assisted living 50-99
Castleton Banquet & Conference Center Receptions & conferences 50-99
George R Cairns & Sons Inc Construction 50-99
Fences Unlimited Inc Fencing 50-99

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 28, 111, 111A, 128
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 3
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation CART
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway 6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 20 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 20 miles
Portland, ME 96 miles
Boston, MA 37 miles
New York City, NY 242 miles
Montreal, Quebec 276 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.4%
Public transportation 0.8%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 7.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 17.2%
Commuting to another NH community 39.5%
Commuting out-of-state 43.3%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
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): McIntyre
Other: Searles Castle; Cobbetts Pond

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/21/2014

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