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Rumney, NH

rumney New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Rumney
Joe Chivell, Town Administrator
PO Box 220
Rumney, NH 03266
Telephone (603) 786-9511
Fax (603) 786-9511
E-mail selectmen@rumneynh.org
Web Site www.rumneynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Administrator: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8-2; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 8-6, Wednesday and Friday, 8-2

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 District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 6

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: This town was first granted in 1761 to Samuel Olmstead and other settlers from the Connecticut River towns of East Haddam and Colchester. Governor Benning Wentworth named the township for Robert Marsham, second Baron Romney. The original grant specified that all families were to meet terms within five years. Not all grantees were able to comply with the charter, and in 1767 the town was regranted to a new group of settlers, led by Daniel Brainard. The actual town boundaries were established in 1784. Rumney's Stinson Lake was named for David Stinson of Londonderry, who was killed by Indians while hunting in the area in 1752.
Villages and Place Names: Quincy, Rumney Depot, Stinson Lake, West Rumney
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 411 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Rumney totaled 632 over 50 years, from 870 in 1970 to 1,502 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Rumney was 1,510 residents, which ranked 163rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 36.0 persons per square mile of land area. Rumney contains 41.2 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $11,684,471
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $3,513,003
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2012
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Cemetery; Advisory; Fire Commissioners
Public Library Byron G. Merrill

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 8 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.00
2022 Equalization Ratio 58.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.27
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings9.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 823
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 707
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 45
Five or More Units in Structure 48
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 23
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,510 91,126
2020 1,498 91,118
2010 1,480 89,118
2000 1,479 81,826
1990 1,447 74,998
1980 1,212 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   607 Female:   708
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 34
Age 5 to 19 222
Age 20 to 34 209
Age 35 to 54 368
Age 55 to 64 217
Age 65 and over 265
Median Age 47.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,010
High school graduate or higher 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 36.2%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,590
Median family income $85,781
Median household income $62,917
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $38,571
Female $35,313
Individuals below the poverty level 6.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 813 890
Employed 774 867
Unemployed 39 23
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 104 134
Average Weekly Wage $624 $878
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 143 89
Average Weekly Wage $600 $1,263
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 247 223
Average Weekly Wage $610 $1,032
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 73 70
Average Weekly Wage $606 $806
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 320 294
Average Weekly Wage $609 $978

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Rumney 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 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 85
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Foreco/NCP Forestry services 4 1980
North Station Diner Restaurant
Cersosimo Lumber Company, Inc. Lumber mill
Polar Caves Tourist attraction
King Industries Lumber mill
Stonewall Cable Inc Manufacturing

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 25
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 26
Distance 8 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth RegionalRunway2,380 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 37 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 68 miles
Portland, ME 101 miles
Boston, MA 119 miles
New York City, NY 301 miles
Montreal, Quebec 206 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 715
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 13.7%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 3.5%
Other Means 3.6%
Worked at home 6.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 19.2%
Commuting to another NH community 73.8%
Commuting out-of-state 7.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Waterville Valley
Other: Polar Caves; Rumney Rocks

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

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