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Grantham, NH

grantham New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Grantham
Melissa White, Town Administrator
Grantham Town Building, 300 Route 10 South
Grantham, NH 03753
Telephone (603) 863-6021
Fax (603) 863-4499
E-mail admin@granthamnh.net
Web Site www.granthamnh.net

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administrator, Administrative Assistant: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am - 7 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 5 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm

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 1
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 1, 9

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: Grantham was named for Thomas Robinson, first Baron Grantham, an active supporter of American independence. He was known as a diplomat in Europe and was one of Great Britain's first postmaster-generals. The area was first granted in 1761, the same year Robinson received his peerage. No settlers took up that claim, and the land was regranted in 1767 as New Grantham. In 1780, the western portion of Grantham and the eastern portion of Plainfield were made into the parish of Meriden, a name the region bears today. The town was incorporated as New Grantham in 1788, and incorporated as Grantham in 1818.
Villages and Place Names: Eastman Community
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 333 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Grantham totaled 2,579 over 49 years, from 366 in 1970 to 2,945 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was 92 percent between 1970 and 1980, followed by increases of 77 and 75 percent, respectively over the next two decades. The 2019 Census estimate for Grantham was 2,945 residents, which ranked 110th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 108.3 persons per square mile of land area. Grantham contains 27.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $4,222,267
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $10,013,814
Zoning Ordinance 1990/17
Master Plan 2017
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Treasurer; Town Clerk/Tax Collector; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Recreation Park; Energy; Capital Improvements Projects
Public Library Dunbar Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Contracted - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 11 miles 25
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 16 miles 25
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 18 miles 406

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Eastman Village District & private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Village District Only
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.86
2019 Equalization Ratio 84.5
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.78
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,745
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,569
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 176
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,945 43,146
2010 2,985 43,742
2000 2,180 40,560
1990 1,249 38,652
1980 704 36,063
1970 366 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,382 Female:   1,563
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 567
Age 20 to 34 216
Age 35 to 54 1,019
Age 55 to 64 490
Age 65 and over 653
Median Age 50.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 99.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 66.1%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $48,529
Median family income $125,313
Median household income $108,571
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $58,083
Female $64,444
Individuals below the poverty level 1.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,495 1,653
Employed 1,431 1,621
Unemployed 64 32
Unemployment Rate 4.3% 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 82 48
Average Weekly Wage $694 $915
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 197 221
Average Weekly Wage $610 $656
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 279 269
Average Weekly Wage $635 $703
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 38 56
Average Weekly Wage $654 $535
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 318 325
Average Weekly Wage $637 $674

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grantham operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Lebanon SAU 75
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (VT) Region: 7
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 217
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 107
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Eastman Community Association Housing, development 46 1971
Kennebec Lumber Co. Manufacture & export of hardwood lumber
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Banking services 4
Sugar River Bank Banking services 4
Sugar River Animal Hospital Veterinary services 4 2013
Rum Brook Market Grocery store, deli, gas 26 2002
G.W. Plastics Warehouse 4 2018
Yankee Barn Homes Specialty home builder 17 2011
Farmers Table Restaurant 27 2012

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 13 - 14
Distance Local access
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 20 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 58 miles
Portland, ME 150 miles
Boston, MA 108 miles
New York City, NY 283 miles
Montreal, Quebec 201 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 93.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 16.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 10.0%
Commuting to another NH community 73.5%
Commuting out-of-state 16.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
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): Mount Sunapee, Whaleback
Other: Camps; Walking Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/13/20

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