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Piermont, NH

piermont New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Piermont
Johnna Bishop, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 67
Piermont, NH 03779
Telephone (603) 272-9181
Fax (603) 272-9182
E-mail piermontbos@gmail.com
Web Site www.townofpiermontnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Assistant: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, closed Wednesday; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 9 am - 3 pm, Wednesday, 2 pm - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Thursday, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Lebanon, NH-VT Micropolitan NECTA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 3, 15

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: Situated on the Connecticut River just west of the White Mountain National Forest, this town was named for Piedmont in the Italian Alps. The majority of those named in the charter were titled Honorable or Esquire, or had a military title. Though the charter was issued in 1764, the first settlements were not made until about 1768. Lake Tarleton, on the town's eastern border, was once on the property of Colonel William Tarleton, a tavernkeeper who was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1791, and member of the presidential Electoral College in 1804.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 426 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Piermont totaled 319 over 57 years, from 477 in 1960 to 796 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 23 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, followed by 13 and 12 percent increases the next two decades. The 2017 Census estimate for Piermont was 796 residents, which ranked 198th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 20.6 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Croydon. Piermont contains 38.6 square miles of land area and 1.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $1,056,993
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $2,218,712
Zoning Ordinance 1971/15
Master Plan 1996
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Zoning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; CIP
Public Library Piermont Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 14 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
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
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.36
2017 Equalization Ratio 92.0
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.38
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.0%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 473
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 441
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 8
Five or More Units in Structure 8
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 16
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 796 89,386
2010 790 89,118
2000 708 81,826
1990 625 74,998
1980 507 65,806
1970 462 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   430 Female:   436
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 30
Age 5 to 19 127
Age 20 to 34 106
Age 35 to 54 259
Age 55 to 64 151
Age 65 and over 193
Median Age 48.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.2%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $39,374
Median family income $76,563
Median household income $69,479
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $41,635
Female $40,074
Individuals below the poverty level 3.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 421 403
Employed 409 392
Unemployed 12 11
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 2.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
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 $47 $37
Average Weekly Wage $502 $624
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $38 $16
Average Weekly Wage $354 $276
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $84 $53
Average Weekly Wage $436 $520

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Piermont operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Haverhill Cooperative (Bath, Denton, Haverhill, Piermont, Warren) SAU 23
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Area Career & Technology Center (VT); River Bend Career & Technical Center (VT) Region: 4; 7
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 64
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Camp Walt Whitman Summer camp 200 1940
Camp Kingswood Summer camp 75
Woodsville Guaranty Bank Banking services 7
JEM Enterprises Garden center/Nursery 9
Four Corners Gas Station Convenience store, gas 8
Piermont Plant Pantry Garden center 12
Piermont Village School Education 25

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 25, 25C
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 16
Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, HaverhillRunway2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 30 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 93 miles
Portland, ME 125 miles
Boston, MA 143 miles
New York City, NY 292 miles
Montreal, Quebec 182 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.3%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 1.0%
Other Means 3.4%
Worked at home 6.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 21.3%
Commuting to another NH community 52.1%
Commuting out-of-state 26.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X 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)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Dartmouth Skiway

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 7/10/18

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