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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: Monday to Friday, 8-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday to Thursday, 8-5, Friday, 8-12 and 1-4

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 5
State Representative Sullivan County District 1

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 3,057 over 50 years, from 366 in 1970 to 3,453 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Grantham was 3,476 residents, which ranked 104th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 127.8 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, 2021-2022 $5,347,906
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $10,291,101
Zoning Ordinance 1990/22
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 23
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 18 miles 419

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
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.44
2022 Equalization Ratio 89.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.61
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,045
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,905
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 70
Five or More Units in Structure 70
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 3,476 43,958
2020 3,404 43,063
2010 2,985 43,742
2000 2,180 40,560
1990 1,249 38,652
1980 704 36,063
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,579 Female:   1,787
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 838
Age 20 to 34 221
Age 35 to 54 938
Age 55 to 64 672
Age 65 and over 697
Median Age 50.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 2,354
High school graduate or higher 98.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 65.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $53,310
Median family income $152,583
Median household income $147,313
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $100,093
Female $69,905
Individuals below the poverty level 0.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,671 1,611
Employed 1,611 1,573
Unemployed 60 38
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 25 27
Average Weekly Wage $714 $1,012
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 197 291
Average Weekly Wage $706 $785
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 222 318
Average Weekly Wage $707 $804
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 47 47
Average Weekly Wage $517 $781
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 268 365
Average Weekly Wage $674 $801

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)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6 9-12
Total Enrollment 271
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 173
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Franklin Pierce-Lebanon; Upper Valley Educators Institute; Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Eastman Community Association Housing, development 44 1971
Town of Grantham Municipal services 112
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Banking services 4
Sugar River Bank Banking services 6
Sugar River Animal Hospital Veterinary services 12 2013
Rum Brook Market Grocery store, deli, gas 26 2002
Grantham School District Education 60
Yankee Barn Homes Specialty home builder 25 2011
Farmers Table Restaurant 9 2012
Kennebec Lumber Sawmill 21

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,745
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 1.2%
Worked at home 4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 15.4%
Commuting to another NH community 76.6%
Commuting out-of-state 8.0%
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, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/7/23

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