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Windham, NH

windham New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Windham
David Sullivan, Town Administrator
3 North Lowell Road
Windham, NH 03087
Telephone (603) 432-7732
Fax (603) 965-1234
E-mail dsullivan@windhamnh.gov
Web Site www.windhamnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

County Rockingham
Labor Market Area Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division
Tourism Region Merrimack Valley
Planning Commission Southern NH
Regional Development Regional Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 3
State Senate District District 19
State Representative Rockingham County District 7

Incorporated: 1742
Origin: This town was originally a parish of Londonderry, which was settled in 1719. Incorporated in 1741, Windham was the second town designated by Governor Benning Wentworth following the establishment of the New Hampshire-Massachusetts border. It was named for Sir Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont and Baron Cockermouth, who was a Member of Parliament and Secretary of State when the Rockingham government favored conciliation with the American colonies. Windham was the birthplace of Samuel Dinsmoor, Governor of New Hampshire from 1831 to 1834.
Villages and Place Names: West Windham, Windham Depot
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 663 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population in Windham grew 11 times larger, and had the fifth highest percent change. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 128 percent between 1960 and 1970. Population change totaled 13,430 over 58 years, from 1,317 in 1960 to 14,747 in 2018. The 2018 Census estimate for Windham was 14,747 residents, which ranked 20th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2018 (US Census Bureau): 551.9 persons per square mile of land area. Windham contains 26.7 square miles of land area and 1.0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $17,426,513
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $89,745,656
Zoning Ordinance 1954/17
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation; Cable; Historic; Economic Development; Local Energy; Highway Safety; Forestry
Public Library Nesmith

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 5 miles 86

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Liberty Utilities
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Private wells; Pennichuck Water Works
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 Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2018 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.20
2018 Equalization Ratio 86.8
2018 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.44
2018 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.8%

(ACS 2014-2018) Housing
Total Housing Units 5,405
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 5,101
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 120
Five or More Units in Structure 184
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2018 14,747 309,176
2010 13,592 295,223
2000 10,845 278,748
1990 9,020 246,744
1980 5,664 190,345
1970 3,008 138,951
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2014-2018
Population by Gender
Male:   7,334 Female:   7,174
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 750
Age 5 to 19 3,291
Age 20 to 34 1,778
Age 35 to 54 4,606
Age 55 to 64 2,071
Age 65 and over 2,012
Median Age 42.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 52.4%

(ACS 2014-2018) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $57,419
Median family income $140,282
Median household income $133,222
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $104,563
Female $64,387
Individuals below the poverty level 0.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2008 2018
Civilian Labor Force 7,474 7,983
Employed 7,209 7,749
Unemployed 265 234
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2008 2018
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $362 $312
Average Weekly Wage $903 $1,115
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $2,288 $2,908
Average Weekly Wage $818 $1,099
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $2,650 $3,220
Average Weekly Wage $829 $1,100
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $445 $570
Average Weekly Wage $888 $1,099
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $3,095 $3,790
Average Weekly Wage $838 $1,100

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Windham operates grades K-12 SAU 28
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE; Salem HS Career & Technical Ed Ctr Region: 17
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 3 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-5 6-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 740 785 940
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 13 Total Capacity: 756
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: New England; Rivier; Daniel Webster

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 96 2005
Cyr Lumber & Home Center Wood, lumber 80 1984
Windham Terrace Communities Assisted living facility 50 2000
AJ Letizio Foods Meat distribution 50 2000
AP Daily Woodworking 65 1984
Medicus Healthcare Solutions Staffing services 200 2004
Warde Supported Residential Care Assisted living 100 1960
Castleton Banquet & Conference Center Receptions & conferences 50 1990
George R Cairns & Sons Inc Construction 50 2003
Fences Unlimited Inc Fencing 45 1968

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 28, 111, 111A, 128
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 3
Distance Local access
Railroad No
Public Transportation CART
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, NashuaRunway6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 20 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 21 miles
Portland, ME 96 miles
Boston, MA 37 miles
New York City, NY 236 miles
Montreal, Quebec 275 miles

(ACS 2014-2018) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.9%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 1.0%
Other Means 12.8%
Worked at home 12.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2014-2018)
Working in community of residence 22.3%
Commuting to another NH community 40.5%
Commuting out-of-state 37.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists 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
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): McIntyre
Other: Searles Castle; Cobbetts Pond

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2020. Community Response Received 6/20/18

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