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Lyman, NH

lyman New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Lyman Board of Selectmen
Tabbetha Shosa, 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, 8:30-3:30; Town Clerk: Monday, 12-6, Wednesday and Thursday, 8-2

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: 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 376 over 50 years, from 213 in 1970 to 589 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 55 percent increase from 1980 to 1990. The town's population increased by 11 percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2021 Census estimate for Lyman was 595 residents, which ranked 214th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 21.0 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, 2021 $902,194
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $1,252,312
Zoning Ordinance 1972/17
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Turst Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Cemetary
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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $19.22
2021 Equalization Ratio 77.3
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.81
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.2%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 370
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 347
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 21
(US Census Bureau) Population
(Decennial/ACS 2017-2021)
Total Population Community County
2021 567 91,025
2020 585 91,118
2010 533 89,118
2000 487 81,826
1990 436 74,998
1980 281 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   275 Female:   292
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 21
Age 5 to 19 42
Age 20 to 34 117
Age 35 to 54 134
Age 55 to 64 150
Age 65 and over 103
Median Age 50.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 448
High school graduate or higher 95.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 43.8%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $43,703
Median family income $108,750
Median household income $79,688
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $73,295
Female $80,341
Individuals below the poverty level 6.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 325 328
Employed 315 316
Unemployed 10 12
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
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 n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 4 5
Average Weekly Wage $625 $644
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 29
Average Weekly Wage n $518

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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
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: Plymouth State; Lyndon State (VT)

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 313
Drove alone, car/truck/van 52.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 14.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.6%
Other Means 1.6%
Worked at home 30.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 33.2%
Commuting to another NH community 59.5%
Commuting out-of-state 7.3%
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
Tourist 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, April 2023. Community Response Received 6/2/22

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