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Dummer, NH

dummer New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Dummer
Board of Selectmen
75 Hill Road
Dummer, NH 03588
Telephone (603) 449-2468
Fax (603) 449-2315
E-mail townofdummer@gmail.com
Web Site www.dummernh.com

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Assistant: Monday to Thursday, 8:30-12:30; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, 8-6, Wednesday and Thursday, 11-5

County Coos
Labor Market Area Berlin, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coos Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coos County District 2

Incorporated: 1848
Villages and Place Names: Paris
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 7 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Dummer totaled 73 over 50 years, from 225 in 1970 to 298 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Dummer was 310 residents, which ranked 226th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the ninth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 6.5 persons per square mile of land area. Dummer contains 48.0 square miles of land area and 1.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $805,835
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $843,319
Zoning Ordinance 1974/22
Master Plan 2019
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Public Library Dummer Public

Emergency Services
Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Androscoggin Valley, Berlin 9 miles 25

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 PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $16.80
2022 Equalization Ratio 65.6
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.46
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings33.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other65.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 251
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 212
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 36
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 310 31,504
2020 306 31,268
2010 304 33,055
2000 309 33,156
1990 322 34,879
1980 390 35,014
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   149 Female:   130
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 11
Age 5 to 19 45
Age 20 to 34 38
Age 35 to 54 52
Age 55 to 64 74
Age 65 and over 59
Median Age 53.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 212
High school graduate or higher 96.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.2%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $37,703
Median family income $85,114
Median household income $66,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $47,188
Female $52,578
Individuals below the poverty level 12.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 175 139
Employed 159 135
Unemployed 16 4
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n 14
Average Weekly Wage n $2,320
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 2 10
Average Weekly Wage $570 $159
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 24
Average Weekly Wage n $1,413

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-6 are tuitioned to Milan; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Berlin or Gorham SAU 20
Career Technology Center(s): Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels 9-12
Total Enrollment
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State

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 16, 110A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 41
Distance 55 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Berlin MunicipalRunway5,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 110 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 8
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 145 miles
Portland, ME 114 miles
Boston, MA 195 miles
New York City, NY 382 miles
Montreal, Quebec 175 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 128
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 6.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 12.5%
Commuting to another NH community 87.5%
Commuting out-of-state 0.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
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 Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Wildcat
Other: Bird Watching; ATV Trails; Moose Tours

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/12/23

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