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Richmond, NH


richmond New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Richmond
Susan Harrington, Town Administrator
105 Old Homestead Highway
Richmond, NH 03470
Telephone (603) 239-4232
Fax Not Available
E-mail susan.harrington.richmond@gmail.com
Web Site www.richmond.nh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 9 am - 12 noon, 3 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 1 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 9
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 12, 15

Incorporated: 1752
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1735 to a company of soldiers returning from the war in Canada led by Captain Joseph Sylvester, and named Sylvester-Canada in his honor. When New Hampshire because a separate province, Governor Benning Wentworth reincorporated those towns with Canada in the name. Sylvester-Canada was granted to new settlers and incorporated in 1752 as Richmond, in honor of the governor's English friend, Charles Lennox, Duke of Richmond, a staunch advocate of colonial independence. The settlers were unable to meet the terms of charter due to the Indian War, and the charter was renewed in 1760.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,380 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Richmond totaled 837 over 49 years, from 287 in 1970 to 1,124 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an 80 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 69 percent increase the next decade. The 2019 Census estimate for Richmond was 1,124 residents, which ranked 178th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 29.9 persons per square mile of land area. Richmond contains 37.5 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $1,114,648
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $2,463,341
Zoning Ordinance 1972/11
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Trust Funds; Moderator; Checklist; Town Clerk
Appointed:Conservation; Library; Zoning; Rarks & Rec; Heritage; Municipal Bldg.; Road Agent
Public Library Richmond Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Cheshire County Sheriff
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 14 miles 98

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.19
2019 Equalization Ratio 92.3
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.22
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 492
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 478
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 14
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 1,124 76,085
2010 1,155 77,117
2000 1,084 73,993
1990 874 70,223
1980 518 62,116
1970 287 52,364
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   555 Female:   566
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 99
Age 5 to 19 131
Age 20 to 34 197
Age 35 to 54 216
Age 55 to 64 303
Age 65 and over 175
Median Age 48.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 90.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,416
Median family income $77,063
Median household income $69,648
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,167
Female $35,208
Individuals below the poverty level 8.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 651 594
Employed 616 576
Unemployed 35 18
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 8 n
Average Weekly Wage $494 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 61 n
Average Weekly Wage $356 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 68 53
Average Weekly Wage $372 $357
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 22 20
Average Weekly Wage $168 $171
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 91 73
Average Weekly Wage $322 $306

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Swanzey, Troy) SAU 93
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE Region: 13
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-12
Total Enrollment 50
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 9
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Town of Richmond Municipal services 21 1752

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 32, 119
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91, Exit 28 (MA) or Exit 2 (VT)
Distance 19 miles; 21 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, SwanzeyRunway6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 62 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 63 miles
Portland, ME 164 miles
Boston, MA 93 miles
New York City, NY 209 miles
Montreal, Quebec 254 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.5%
Public transportation 0.2%
Walked 2.8%
Other Means 8.6%
Worked at home 17.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 15.1%
Commuting to another NH community 67.2%
Commuting out-of-state 17.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Maple Valley
   
Other: Antiques; Crafts; Farmers Market

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/12/20

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