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Plymouth, NH

plymouth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Plymouth
Paul Freitas, Town Administrator
6 Post Office Square
Plymouth, NH 03264
Telephone (603) 536-1731
Fax (603) 536-0036
E-mail townadmin@plymouth-nh.org
Web Site www.plymouth-nh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administrator: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday through Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
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 2
State Representative Grafton County District 8

Incorporated: 1763
Origin: This territory was part of a large plot of undivided land in the Pemigewasset Valley. Many of those named in the 1763 charter were soldiers from the Seven Years' War who had come from Hollis. The town was named after the original Plymouth colony in Massachusetts. In 1792, the southwest portion of the town was separated, and with a portion of land from Groton, incorporated as Hebron. Plymouth State University was founded here in 1871 as a normal school, evolving as a teachers' college, a state college, and now a state university.
Villages and Place Names: West Plymouth
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 625 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Plymouth totaled 3,542 over 57 years, from 3,210 in 1960 to 6,752 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 32 percent between 1960 and 1970, the smallest, a one percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2017 Census estimate for Plymouth was 6,752 residents, which ranked 49th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 239.3 persons per square mile of land area. Plymouth contains 28.2 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018-2019 $8,435,833
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $8,188,321
Zoning Ordinance 1961/17
Master Plan Update in Progress
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Please visit www.plymouth-nh.org for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
Public Library Pease Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Emergency Medical Service Full & part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth Local 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop; Constellation
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District
Sanitation Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.56
2017 Equalization Ratio 91.2
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.55
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings61.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings32.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.1%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,574
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,262
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 224
Five or More Units in Structure 813
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 275
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 6,752 89,386
2010 6,990 89,118
2000 5,886 81,826
1990 5,815 74,998
1980 5,094 65,806
1970 4,225 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   3,441 Female:   3,249
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 179
Age 5 to 19 1,846
Age 20 to 34 2,033
Age 35 to 54 1,144
Age 55 to 64 594
Age 65 and over 894
Median Age 22.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 33.9%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $23,112
Median family income $67,188
Median household income $41,875
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $51,182
Female $48,750
Individuals below the poverty level 20.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 3,314 3,555
Employed 3,207 3,465
Unemployed 107 90
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $268 $172
Average Weekly Wage $777 $1,075
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $2,814 $3,088
Average Weekly Wage $556 $699
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $3,082 $3,261
Average Weekly Wage $576 $719
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $1,311 $1,251
Average Weekly Wage $772 $922
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $4,392 $4,511
Average Weekly Wage $634 $775

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Plymouth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1 3
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12 1-12 PG
Total Enrollment 485 676 361
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 9 Total Capacity: 280
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Plymouth State University Education 487 1871
Speare Memorial Hospital Health care services 220 1899
NH Electric Cooperative Electric service 206 1939
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 187
Plymouth Regional High School Education 135
Plymouth Elementary School Education 97
Town of Plymouth Municipal services 70 1763
Wal-Mart Retail store 2003

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 3A, 25
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 26
Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation Yes
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth RegionalRunway2,380 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 45 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 60 miles
Portland, ME 92 miles
Boston, MA 110 miles
New York City, NY 309 miles
Montreal, Quebec 212 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 59.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 24.9%
Other Means 4.2%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 16.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 48.0%
Commuting to another NH community 50.4%
Commuting out-of-state 1.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Tenney Mountain
Other: Hiking; White Mtn Exploration Ctr; Ice climbing; Rock climbing; Paddle sports

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 5/31/18

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