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Plymouth, NH

plymouth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Plymouth
Anne Abear, Finance/HR Director
6 Post Office Square
Plymouth, NH 03264
Telephone (603) 536-1731x102
Fax (603) 536-0036
E-mail finance@plymouth-nh.org
Web Site www.plymouth-nh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen/Town Manager: Monday to Friday, 8-4:30; Town Clerk: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30-4, Wednesday, 8:30-5:30; Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8-2

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 5
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, including resident students, totaled 2,366 over 50 years, from 4,225 in 1970 to 6,591 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Plymouth was 6,417 residents, which ranked 55th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 227.4 persons per square mile of land area. Plymouth contains 28.2 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021-2022 $11,315,575
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $12,025,144
Zoning Ordinance 1961/22
Master Plan 2018
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Treasurer; Trust Funds; School
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 Consolidated Communications; Spectrum
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $31.44
2022 Equalization Ratio 59.9
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.78
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings61.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings34.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,714
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,573
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 274
Five or More Units in Structure 712
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 155
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 6,417 91,126
2020 6,682 91,118
2010 6,990 89,118
2000 5,886 81,826
1990 5,815 74,998
1980 5,094 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   3,514 Female:   3,131
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 60
Age 5 to 19 2,003
Age 20 to 34 1,443
Age 35 to 54 1,405
Age 55 to 64 674
Age 65 and over 1,060
Median Age 32.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 3,833
High school graduate or higher 97.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 43.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $27,739
Median family income $76,211
Median household income $67,367
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $51,403
Female $60,765
Individuals below the poverty level 13.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 3,688 3,718
Employed 3,481 3,621
Unemployed 207 97
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 180 228
Average Weekly Wage $889 $1,002
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,829 3,391
Average Weekly Wage $639 $876
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 3,010 3,619
Average Weekly Wage $654 $884
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 1,452 976
Average Weekly Wage $848 $1,174
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 4,462 4,595
Average Weekly Wage $717 $946

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
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 9-12
Total Enrollment 495 646 417
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 7 Total Capacity: 287
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Plymouth State University Education 300 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 150 2003
Market Basket Supermarket 150 2020

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 3,270
Drove alone, car/truck/van 49.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 17.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 16.4%
Other Means 4.6%
Worked at home 12.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 16.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 53.6%
Commuting to another NH community 46.2%
Commuting out-of-state 0.2%
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 Tourist 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; Squam Lake

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/1/23

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