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Loudon, NH


loudon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Loudon
Wendy L. Young, Town Clerk
PO Box 7837
Loudon, NH 03307
Telephone (603) 798-4542
Fax (603) 798-3539
E-mail townclerk@loudonnh.org
Web Site www.loudonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, extended hours on Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8 am - 2 pm, Tuesday, 3 pm - 8:45 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 3 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Concord, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Central NH Regional
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 4
State Senate District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 9, 26

Incorporated: 1773
Origin: This town was originally part of a 1727 grant that included Canterbury and Northfield. It was set off and incorporated as Loudon on petition of residents in 1773, who felt that the distance to the meetinghouse and insufficient roads were an obstacle to attending public worship and public affairs of the town. The name Loudon was to honor John Campbell, fourth Earl of Loudoun, who fought with the English army as an aide-de-camp to the king during the Seven Years' War. Under Lord Loudoun's orders Major Robert Rogers organized the famous Roger's Rangers frontier fighters. One of Lord Loudoun's aides, John Loudoun McAdam, is known for developing the macadamizing process of road surfacing.
Villages and Place Names: Loudon Center, Loudon Ridge, Pearls Corner, Sabattus Heights
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,084 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Loudon totaled 4,279 over 56 years, from 1,194 in 1960 to 5,473 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed 43 and 44 percent increases, respectively over the previous two decades. The 2016 Census estimate for Loudon was 5,473 residents, which ranked 61st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 118.9 persons per square mile of land area. Loudon contains 46.0 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $4,167,034
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $10,670,188
Zoning Ordinance 1984/10
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Library
Public Library Maxfield Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 10 miles 242

Utilities
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; Concord Electric; Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Comcast; Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.98
2016 Equalization Ratio 95.4
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.88
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings80.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings16.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.1%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,148
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,739
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 87
Five or More Units in Structure 66
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 256
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 5,473 148,582
2010 5,317 146,445
2000 4,510 136,716
1990 3,802 120,618
1980 2,454 98,302
1970 1,707 80,925
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   2,487 Female:   2,881
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 236
Age 5 to 19 791
Age 20 to 34 738
Age 35 to 54 1,807
Age 55 to 64 949
Age 65 and over 847
Median Age 46.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.7%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,683
Median family income $80,431
Median household income $68,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $59,224
Female $37,058
Individuals below the poverty level 7.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 2,935 3,212
Employed 2,845 3,129
Unemployed 90 83
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $384 $368
Average Weekly Wage $802 $867
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $497 $521
Average Weekly Wage $1,196 $678
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $881 $889
Average Weekly Wage $1,024 $756
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $150 $109
Average Weekly Wage $419 $701
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $1,031 $998
Average Weekly Wage $937 $750

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 Merrimack Valley Regional (Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, Webster) SAU 46
Career Technology Center(s): Concord Regional Technical Center Region: 11
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 282
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 45
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
NH Motor Speedway NASCAR auto, motorcycle race track 250 1990
Pleasant View Gardens Greenhouse, growers 80
DS Cole Growers, Inc. Greenhouse, growers 40 1987
Plan Tech Cast urethane 30 1988
Interstate Concrete Concrete, cement 25
Eastern Propane Propane gas supplier 15 1992
Capitol Fire Protection Fire protection sprinkler systems 15
Fillmore Industries, Inc. Sand, gravel, crushed stone 12

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 106, 129
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-393, Exit 3; I-93, Exit 15
Distance 4 miles; 7 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Concord MunicipalRunway6,005 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 31 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 25 miles
Portland, ME 93 miles
Boston, MA 76 miles
New York City, NY 275 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 2.4%
Worked at home 6.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.7 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 11.0%
Commuting to another NH community 84.0%
Commuting out-of-state 5.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists 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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other: NH Motor Speedway

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 08/19/15

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