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Windham, NH

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

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Offices: Monday to Friday, 8-4; Town Clerk: Monday, 8-6, Tuesday to Friday, 8-4; Tax Collector: Monday to Friday, 8-1

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 Districts 17, 35

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 change for Windham totaled 12,807 over 50 years, from 3,008 in 1970 to 15,815 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Windham was 16,034 residents, which ranked 19th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 600.1 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, 2023 $18,771,798
Budget: School Appropriations, 2023-2024 $62,765,688
Zoning Ordinance 1954/23
Master Plan 2023
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Cemetery; Trust Funds
Appointed:Conservation; Cable; Historic; Economic Development; Local Energy; Highway Safety; Forestry; Housing Authority; Museum; Searles School
Public Library Nesmith

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Parkland Medical Center, Derry 5 miles 50

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; Liberty Utilities
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Town of Salem; 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 Consolidated Communications
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) $19.76
2022 Equalization Ratio 67.0
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.18
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 5,801
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 5,551
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 90
Five or More Units in Structure 160
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 16,034 319,424
2020 15,817 314,176
2010 13,592 295,223
2000 10,845 278,748
1990 9,020 246,744
1980 5,664 190,345
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   8,071 Female:   7,516
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 876
Age 5 to 19 3,442
Age 20 to 34 1,754
Age 35 to 54 5,177
Age 55 to 64 1,905
Age 65 and over 2,433
Median Age 42.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 10,594
High school graduate or higher 98.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 61.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $68,175
Median family income $168,454
Median household income $167,641
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $136,796
Female $68,520
Individuals below the poverty level 2.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 7,469 8,114
Employed 7,069 7,910
Unemployed 400 204
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 305 291
Average Weekly Wage $911 $1,322
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,161 3,323
Average Weekly Wage $755 $1,270
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,466 3,613
Average Weekly Wage $775 $1,274
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 529 552
Average Weekly Wage $962 $1,270
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,995 4,165
Average Weekly Wage $808 $1,274

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 95
Career Technology Center(s): Pinkerton Academy Center for CTE; Salem HS Career & Technical Ed Ctr
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 3 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6 7-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 1,851 454 1,051 174
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 11 Total Capacity: 776
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua; Manchester
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Rivier; Southern NH University; UNH Manchester; Franklin Pierce-Manchester; MCPHS; St. Anselm

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 100 2005
Cyr Lumber & Home Center Wood, lumber 80 1984
Windham Terrace Communities Assisted living facility 50 2000
AJ Letizio Sales & Marketing Food Industry Sales 120 1988
AP Daily Woodworking 48 1984
Medicus Healthcare Solutions Staffing services 300 2004
Warde Supported Residential Care Assisted living 93 1960
Castleton Banquet & Conference Center Receptions & conferences 50 1990
Mechanical Construction Services HVAC Contractor 40 1996
Fences Unlimited Inc/Stove Shoppe Fencing/Stoves 75 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 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 7,581
Drove alone, car/truck/van 74.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.3%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 1.7%
Other Means 1.2%
Worked at home 16.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 24.4%
Commuting to another NH community 44.1%
Commuting out-of-state 31.5%
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
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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
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, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/5/23

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