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Lisbon, NH

lisbon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Lisbon
Audrey Champagne, Town Clerk
46 School Street
Lisbon, NH 03585
Telephone (603) 838-2862
Fax (603) 838-6790
E-mail townclerk@lisbonnh.org
Web Site www.lisbonnh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 3:30 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 am - 12 noon, 12:30 pm - 4 pm, Friday, 7:30 am - 10 am

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 1

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: This territory was chartered three different times between 1760 and 1770. The first grant in 1763 was named Concord. In 1764 largely the same territory was granted as Chiswick, named after the Duke of Devonshire's castle. In 1768, a third charter was issued, naming the town Gunthwaite after a relation of Governor John Wentworth. Portions of Littleton, Dalton, and Sugar Hill were all included in the 1768 grant. The name Lisbon, approved by voters at the 1824 town meeting, was selected by Governor Levi Woodbury, whose friend Colonel William Jarvis had been consul at Lisbon, Portugal.
Villages and Place Names: Barrett, Savageville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 313 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Lisbon totaled 125 over 41 years, from 1,517 in 1980 to 1,642 in 2021. The largest positive percent change was seven percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2021 Census estimate for Lisbon was 1,617 residents, which ranked 158th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 62.0 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Tuftonboro. Lisbon contains 26.5 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $2,323,511
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $6,325,238
Zoning Ordinance 2022
Master Plan 2020
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Trust Funds; Library; Town Clerk/Tax Collector; Treasurer; Checklist; Moderator
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning
Public Library Lisbon Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 11 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop; Littleton
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Lisbon Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $32.43
2021 Equalization Ratio 64.1
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.70
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings72.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings22.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.2%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 798
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 546
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 109
Five or More Units in Structure 62
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 81
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 1,642 92,201
2020 1,633 91,123
2010 1,595 89,118
2000 1,589 81,826
1990 1,621 74,998
1980 1,517 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   768 Female:   832
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 43
Age 5 to 19 370
Age 20 to 34 263
Age 35 to 54 392
Age 55 to 64 268
Age 65 and over 264
Median Age 42.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.0%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $27,529
Median family income $62,083
Median household income $56,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $39,438
Female $40,804
Individuals below the poverty level 11.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 853 839
Employed 811 810
Unemployed 42 29
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 511 507
Average Weekly Wage $765 $1,074
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 171 174
Average Weekly Wage $600 $780
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 683 682
Average Weekly Wage $723 $999
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 108 125
Average Weekly Wage $759 $784
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 790 807
Average Weekly Wage $728 $965

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of 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 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-6 7-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 155 55 104
2021 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: Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
NE Wire Technologies Corp. Specialty wire products 400 1898
DCI Furniture makers 200 1980
Lisbon Regional School Education
White Mt Footwesr Group Administration 10
Riverside Market Retail Grocery 10

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 302
State Routes 10, 117
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 17
Distance 12 miles
Railroad Boston & Maine
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 56 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 107 miles
Portland, ME 122 miles
Boston, MA 157 miles
New York City, NY 318 miles
Montreal, Quebec 176 miles

(ACS 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 5.8%
Other Means 2.4%
Worked at home 4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 95.4%
Commuting to another NH community 3.6%
Commuting out-of-state 0.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X 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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 7/14/22

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