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Landaff, NH

landaff New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Landaff
Catherine Ferony, Town Clerk
12 Center Hill Road
Landaff, NH 03585
Telephone (603) 838-6220
Fax (603) 838-5225
E-mail selectmen@landaffnh.org
Web Site http://landaffnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: meet Wednesdays at 6 pm; Administrative Assistant: Tuesday and Thursday, 9-2, Wednesday, 3-6; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 9-11 and 5-7; Tax Collector: Wednesday, 3-5

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 5

Incorporated: 1774
Origin: Landaff was first granted in 1764 to James Avery and over sixty other colonists. The town was named for the Bishop of Llandaff in Cardiff, Wales, chaplain to King George III. In 1770, Governor John Wentworth, discovering that few had settled their claims, proposed using the site for Dartmouth College. The claim was declared forfeited and a regrant of the land was issued to the college. The town was incorporated as Landaff in 1774. After the Revolution, some of the earlier grantees claimed that the forfeiture was not legal. The courts agreed, and the college had to abandon title.
Villages and Place Names: Ireland, Jericho, Jockey Hill, Landaff Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 292 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Landaff totaled 153 over 50 years, from 292 in 1970 to 445 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Landaff was 447 residents, which ranked 218th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 15.7 persons per square mile of land area. Landaff contains 28.4 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $672,501
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $1,348,334
Zoning Ordinance 1978/06
Master Plan 1985
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Conservation; Checklist; Zoning; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Tax Collector
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department State Police & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Woodsville Ambulance
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 10 miles 35
Littleton Regional, Littleton 14 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
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) $22.73
2022 Equalization Ratio 72.3
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.47
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 225
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 210
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 10
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 5
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 447 91,126
2020 446 91,118
2010 415 89,118
2000 378 81,826
1990 349 74,998
1980 66 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   198 Female:   213
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 10
Age 5 to 19 48
Age 20 to 34 42
Age 35 to 54 100
Age 55 to 64 82
Age 65 and over 129
Median Age 56.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 328
High school graduate or higher 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 29.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,514
Median family income $72,292
Median household income $64,375
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $53,571
Female $53,750
Individuals below the poverty level 16.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 263 285
Employed 254 280
Unemployed 9 5
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 1.8%

(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 35
Average Weekly Wage n $768
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 9 6
Average Weekly Wage $154 $384
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 41
Average Weekly Wage n $714

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Landaff operates grades K-3; grades 4-12 are tuitioned to Lisbon Regional (Lisbon, Lyman) SAU 35
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center; White Mountains RHS
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-3 9-12
Total Enrollment 29
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: Northern VT - Lyndon (VT)

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Peters Logging Log company 2
Country Comfort Firewood Firewood products 10
Stockley's Trucking/Salvage 7

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia AirportRunway2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 51 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 110 miles
Portland, ME 125 miles
Boston, MA 160 miles
New York City, NY 317 miles
Montreal, Quebec 179 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 172
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.5%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 14.5%
Commuting to another NH community 77.9%
Commuting out-of-state 7.6%
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)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain
Other: Scotland Brook Sanctuary; Old Home Day

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/19/23

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