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Lyman, NH

lyman New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Lyman Board of Selectmen
Donna Clark, Administrative Assistant
65 Parker Hill Road
Lyman, NH 03585
Telephone (603) 838-5900
Fax (603) 838-6818
E-mail lymanta@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.lymannh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Wednesday, 8 am - 3:30 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 1:30 pm, extended hours on Monday evenings by appointment only

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 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Grafton County Districts 2, 14

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: Granted in 1761, this town bears the name of General Phineas Lyman, an active commander in the Seven Years' War with France and Spain. General Lyman was compensated for his services by grants in Lyman, Grantham, and Lisbon, and 11 towns in what is now Vermont. The original grant recipients included ten others also named Lyman, which probably affected the selection of the town's name. Due to the remote location, setters experienced difficulties in taking up the claim, and the grant was renewed in 1769. A section of Lyman was taken by legislature in 1854 to form the town of Monroe.
Villages and Place Names: Parker Hill, Tinkerville, Dodge Pond
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 202 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Lyman totaled 445 over 55 years, from 201 in 1960 to 646 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 32 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2015 Census estimate for Lyman was 646 residents, which ranked 212th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 22.7 persons per square mile of land area. Lyman contains 28.4 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2017 $722,312
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017 $667,069
Zoning Ordinance 1972/17
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Lisbon - On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Lisbon Life Squad
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 13 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 Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.23
2016 Equalization Ratio 98.5
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.87
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.0%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 374
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 324
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 12
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 36
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 646 89,341
2010 533 89,118
2000 487 81,826
1990 436 74,998
1980 281 65,806
1970 213 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   317 Female:   329
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 42
Age 5 to 19 76
Age 20 to 34 111
Age 35 to 54 172
Age 55 to 64 118
Age 65 and over 127
Median Age 48.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.9%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,585
Median family income $64,531
Median household income $60,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $41,875
Female $37,500
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 338 320
Employed 327 311
Unemployed 11 9
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
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 14
Average Weekly Wage n $761
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 5 4
Average Weekly Wage $360 $725
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 17
Average Weekly Wage n $753

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 Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2017 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
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 42
Distance 10 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 57 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 114 miles
Portland, ME 122 miles
Boston, MA 164 miles
New York City, NY 328 miles
Montreal, Quebec 168 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 11.0%
Commuting to another NH community 82.1%
Commuting out-of-state 6.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
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
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2017. Community Response Received 06/02/17

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