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Raymond, NH

raymond New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Raymond
Joseph S. Ilsley, Town Manager
4 Epping Street
Raymond, NH 03077
Telephone (603) 895-4735
Fax (603) 895-7064
E-mail jilsley@raymondnh.gov
Web Site www.raymondnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 4:15 pm, Thursday, 1 pm - 6 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Raymond, NH LMA
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Rockingham
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 17
State Representative Rockingham County District 3

Incorporated: 1764
Origin: According the NH State Papers, this territory was originally purchased in 1717 from an Indian by Colonel Stephen Dudley. The town was first settled by families from Exeter as a parish of Chester. It was known as Freetown because the tall pine trees, which were reserved for the King's use, were usually taken by the local settlers, therefore it was a free town. The town was set off from Chester and incorporated in 1764 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. According to Joseph Fullonton, in his History of Raymond, published 1875, the name was chosen as a new and classical one. Fullonton fancied the name meant Shining World.
Villages and Place Names: Onway Lake
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 727 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Raymond totaled 7,526 over 49 years, from 3,003 in 1970 to 10,529 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an 82 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. Between 1980 and 1990, this town had a population increase of 60 percent. The 2019 Census estimate for Raymond was 10,529 residents, which ranked 28th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 365.5 persons per square mile of land area. Raymond contains 28.8 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $11,707,411
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $26,962,630
Zoning Ordinance 1970/13
Master Plan 2009
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; School; Budget; Planning; Library; Ethics
Appointed:Please visit www.raymondnh.gov for a list of boards & committees to which citizens may be appointed.
Public Library Dudley-Tucker

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 14 miles 99
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 16 miles 268
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 16 miles 86

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Pennichuck; Raymond Water Department
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Bay Ring; 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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.59
2019 Equalization Ratio 80.1
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.97
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.1%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 4,281
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,015
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 316
Five or More Units in Structure 326
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 624
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 10,529 309,769
2010 10,138 295,223
2000 9,697 278,748
1990 8,854 246,744
1980 5,453 190,345
1970 3,033 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   5,176 Female:   5,252
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 574
Age 5 to 19 1,826
Age 20 to 34 1,984
Age 35 to 54 2,502
Age 55 to 64 2,127
Age 65 and over 1,415
Median Age 42.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 23.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,813
Median family income $90,747
Median household income $76,234
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,632
Female $42,500
Individuals below the poverty level 7.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 6,164 6,322
Employed 5,702 6,140
Unemployed 462 182
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 324 432
Average Weekly Wage $1,007 $1,557
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,034 2,307
Average Weekly Wage $689 $859
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,358 2,739
Average Weekly Wage $732 $969
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 434 396
Average Weekly Wage $684 $814
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,792 3,135
Average Weekly Wage $725 $949

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Raymond operates grades K-12 SAU 33
Career Technology Center(s): Seacoast School of Technology Region: 18
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 494 380 368
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 120
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Wal-Mart Distribution center 800 1995
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 150 1989
Ben Franklin/Ace Hardware Retail store 46 1975
Gemini Valve Ball valves 55 1970
J.C.R. Construction Electric utility installations & maintenance 77 1975
Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery Award winning restaurant 75 2012
I.C.R. Construction Electric utility installations & maintenance 40 1960
Aggregate Industries Mining, construction aggregate 25 1986
Fisher Auto Parts Auto parts distribution & retail 58 2010
Jackson Lumber & Millwork Lumber & custom millwork 27 2003

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 27, 101, 102, 107, 156
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 7
Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Manchester-Boston RegionalRunway9,250 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 21 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 17 miles
Portland, ME 80 miles
Boston, MA 64 miles
New York City, NY 267 miles
Montreal, Quebec 272 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.4%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 5.8%
Worked at home 15.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 17.5%
Commuting to another NH community 66.6%
Commuting out-of-state 15.9%
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
X Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Skateboarding; Pawtuckaway State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 6/17/19

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