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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 to Friday, 8-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 3:30-7, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30-12 and 12:30-4, Friday, 7:30-10

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 155 over 50 years, from 1,480 in 1970 to 1,635 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Lisbon was 1,650 residents, which ranked 158th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 62.3 persons per square mile of land area. 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
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $34.28
2022 Equalization Ratio 71.8
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.40
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings73.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings22.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 779
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 542
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 96
Five or More Units in Structure 50
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 91
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,650 91,126
2020 1,621 91,118
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) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   804 Female:   871
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 41
Age 5 to 19 370
Age 20 to 34 268
Age 35 to 54 394
Age 55 to 64 279
Age 65 and over 323
Median Age 45.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,160
High school graduate or higher 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $28,940
Median family income $64,375
Median household income $58,092
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $52,583
Female $38,375
Individuals below the poverty level 8.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 864 863
Employed 816 844
Unemployed 48 19
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 495 516
Average Weekly Wage $797 $1,247
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 166 185
Average Weekly Wage $583 $837
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 661 701
Average Weekly Wage $743 $1,138
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 109 127
Average Weekly Wage $756 $792
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 769 828
Average Weekly Wage $745 $1,085

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 9-12
Total Enrollment 144 53 75
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; Lyndon State (VT)

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 732
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.9%
Other Means 2.5%
Worked at home 6.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 21.6%
Commuting to another NH community 76.4%
Commuting out-of-state 2.0%
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, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/14/22

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