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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 Administration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8 am - 6 pm, Wednesday, Friday, 8 am - 2 pm

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 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 6, 16

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 738 over 58 years, from 820 in 1960 to 1,558 in 2018. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2018 Census estimate for Rumney was 1,558 residents, which ranked 160th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 37.1 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, 2017-2018 $3,957,068
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
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.74
2018 Equalization Ratio 98.9
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.61
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings8.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other9.0%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 958
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 805
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 28
Five or More Units in Structure 57
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 68
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 1,558 89,786
2010 1,480 89,118
2000 1,479 81,826
1990 1,447 74,998
1980 1,212 65,806
1970 870 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   716 Female:   770
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 50
Age 5 to 19 228
Age 20 to 34 269
Age 35 to 54 382
Age 55 to 64 294
Age 65 and over 263
Median Age 47.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.0%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,202
Median family income $64,500
Median household income $57,736
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $40,893
Female $35,114
Individuals below the poverty level 13.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 736 904
Employed 704 887
Unemployed 32 17
Unemployment Rate 4.3% 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $125 $133
Average Weekly Wage $575 $703
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $156 $109
Average Weekly Wage $494 $608
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $282 $241
Average Weekly Wage $530 $660
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $76 $71
Average Weekly Wage $604 $740
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $357 $313
Average Weekly Wage $545 $679

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 Region: 5
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 114
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 16
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Foreco/NCP Forestry services 4 1980
Plain Jane's Diner Restaurant
Cersosimo Lumber Company, Inc. Lumber mill
Polar Caves Tourist attraction
King Industries Lumber mill

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 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 77.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.7%
Public transportation 1.7%
Walked 4.3%
Other Means 8.8%
Worked at home 4.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 17.7%
Commuting to another NH community 77.5%
Commuting out-of-state 4.8%
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 Tourists 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, 2020. Community Response Received 6/19/19

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