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Raymond, NH

raymond New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Raymond
Paul Hammond, Senior Staff
4 Epping Street
Raymond, NH 03077
Telephone (603) 895-7007
Fax (603) 895-7064
E-mail phammond@raymondnh.gov
Web Site www.raymondnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall, Town Manager: Monday to Friday, 8-4:30; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8-12:30 and 1:30-4:15, Thursday, 1-6

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 16
State Representative Rockingham County District 4

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 7,687 over 50 years, from 3,003 in 1970 to 10,690 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Raymond was 10,989 residents, which ranked 27th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 381.4 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, 2021 $12,696,770
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $26,938,010
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 & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Exeter Hospital, Exeter 14 miles 99
Elliot Hospital, Manchester 16 miles 292
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 16 miles 50

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 PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Bay Ring; Consolidated
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $18.29
2022 Equalization Ratio 79.5
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.34
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings11.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.2%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 4,362
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,189
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 333
Five or More Units in Structure 414
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 426
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 10,989 319,424
2020 10,684 314,176
2010 10,138 295,223
2000 9,697 278,748
1990 8,854 246,744
1980 5,453 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   5,353 Female:   5,317
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 683
Age 5 to 19 1,967
Age 20 to 34 1,927
Age 35 to 54 2,508
Age 55 to 64 2,015
Age 65 and over 1,570
Median Age 40.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 7,559
High school graduate or higher 93.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,806
Median family income $96,316
Median household income $82,521
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,467
Female $51,059
Individuals below the poverty level 7.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 5,787 6,390
Employed 5,440 6,225
Unemployed 347 165
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 332 416
Average Weekly Wage $1,402 $1,813
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,986 2,576
Average Weekly Wage $716 $971
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,318 2,992
Average Weekly Wage $814 $1,088
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 423 303
Average Weekly Wage $711 $1,098
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,741 3,294
Average Weekly Wage $798 $1,089

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
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 2 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-3 4-8 9-12 9-12
Total Enrollment 409 416 346
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 182
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Southern NH University; UNH-Manchester; MCPHS; Franklin Pierce-Manchester; St. Anselm

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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 6,034
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.9%
Worked at home 8.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 19.6%
Commuting to another NH community 69.8%
Commuting out-of-state 10.6%
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
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: Pawtuckaway State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/11/23

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