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Loudon, NH

loudon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Loudon
Ashley E. Simonds, Town Clerk
55 South Village Road, Ste #2
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 to Thursday, 8-4, Tuesday evenings, 5-9; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8-4, Tuesday, 8 am-8:45 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 3-9, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-4

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 District 2
Executive Council District District 4
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 4, 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 3,934 over 50 years, from 1,707 in 1970 to 5,641 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase from 1980 to 1990. The town's population increased by six percent from 2010 to 2020.The 2021 Census estimate for Loudon was 5,714 residents, which ranked 65th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 124.2 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, 2021 $5,110,258
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $11,167,721
Zoning Ordinance 2010/22
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Tax Collector; Town Clerk; Supervisors of Checklist
Appointed:Conservation; Library
Public Library Maxfield Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & per diem
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & per diem
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Concord Hospital, Concord 10 miles 245

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; Consolidated; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
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) $19.20
2021 Equalization Ratio 91.2
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.25
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,470
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,987
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 71
Five or More Units in Structure 109
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 303
(US Census Bureau) Population
(Decennial/ACS 2017-2021)
Total Population Community County
2021 5,601 152,983
2020 5,576 153,808
2010 5,317 146,445
2000 4,510 136,716
1990 3,802 120,618
1980 2,454 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   2,737 Female:   2,864
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 144
Age 5 to 19 753
Age 20 to 34 540
Age 35 to 54 1,340
Age 55 to 64 1,510
Age 65 and over 1,314
Median Age 55.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 4,574
High school graduate or higher 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,079
Median family income $76,555
Median household income $64,556
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $59,301
Female $41,544
Individuals below the poverty level 9.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 3,177 3,226
Employed 3,027 3,127
Unemployed 150 99
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 310 398
Average Weekly Wage $686 $1,173
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 535 416
Average Weekly Wage $506 $1,118
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 845 814
Average Weekly Wage $572 $1,145
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 116 108
Average Weekly Wage $590 $839
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 961 922
Average Weekly Wage $574 $1,109

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 252
2021 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 84
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law; Granite State

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 2,607
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 7.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 18.5%
Commuting to another NH community 76.7%
Commuting out-of-state 4.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
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
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
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 2023. Community Response Received 5/25/22

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