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Croydon, NH

croydon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Croydon
Board of Selectmen
879 NH Route 10
Croydon, NH 03773
Telephone (603) 863-7830
Fax (603) 863-2601
E-mail selectboard@croydon-nh.com
Web Site www.croydon-nh.com

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: Monday to Wednesday, 12-6; Selectboard: meet second and fourth Tuesday at 7 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday to Wednesday, 12-6

County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Lebanon, NH-VT Micropolitan NECTA, NH part
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 6, 8

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: Chartered in 1763, Croydon was named for a suburb of London, the location of a palace under which several archbishops of Canterbury were buried. Among the grantees was Captain Stephen Hall, whose grandson Samuel Read Hall (1795-1877) was born in Croydon. Professor Hall established the first teacher training school in the US, authored the first instructional book for teachers, and was reputed to be the first teacher to use a blackboard. He taught at several New England colleges, including Phillips Andover Academy and Holmes-Plymouth Academy, now Plymouth State University.
Villages and Place Names: Croydon Flat, Ryder Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 537 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Croydon totaled 355 over 50 years, from 396 in 1970 to 807 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Croydon was 835 residents, which ranked 197th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 22.7 persons per square mile of land area. Croydon contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $1,213,306
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $1,607,350
Zoning Ordinance 1989
Master Plan 1981
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department No
Fire Department Private
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 14 miles 25
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 19 miles 23
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 21 miles 419

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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 ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.22
2022 Equalization Ratio 76.4
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.82
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other8.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 398
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 370
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 28
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 835 43,958
2020 801 43,063
2010 764 43,742
2000 664 40,560
1990 628 38,652
1980 457 36,063
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   387 Female:   340
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 39
Age 5 to 19 108
Age 20 to 34 97
Age 35 to 54 170
Age 55 to 64 139
Age 65 and over 174
Median Age 51.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 554
High school graduate or higher 91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 16.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,456
Median family income $106,000
Median household income $86,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $53,056
Female $47,560
Individuals below the poverty level 12.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 445 444
Employed 429 434
Unemployed 16 10
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 20 n
Average Weekly Wage $578 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 59 n
Average Weekly Wage $436 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 79 95
Average Weekly Wage $471 $1,124
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 10 6
Average Weekly Wage $252 $408
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 89 102
Average Weekly Wage $446 $1,079

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Croydon operates grades K-4; grades 5-12 are tuitioned to Newport SAU 99
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC (Newport)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-4 9-12
Total Enrollment 28
2022 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: Dartmouth; Upper Valley Educators Institute; Franklin Pierce-Lebanon; Colby-Sawyer

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 13
Distance 4 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, NewportRunway3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 22 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 61 miles
Portland, ME 153 miles
Boston, MA 112 miles
New York City, NY 260 miles
Montreal, Quebec 204 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 346
Drove alone, car/truck/van 89.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 2.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 9.0%
Commuting to another NH community 89.0%
Commuting out-of-state 2.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
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
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/11/21

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