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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 townadmin@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 5 times larger, had the thirteenth highest percent change, and the tenth largest numeric change. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 88 percent between 1970 and 1980. Population change totaled 11,845 over 49 years, from 3,008 in 1970 to 14,853 in 2019. The 2019 Census estimate for Windham was 14,853 residents, which ranked 20th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 555.9 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, 2020 $26,530,564
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $55,000,000
Zoning Ordinance 1954/20
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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.55
2019 Equalization Ratio 76.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.24
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings7.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 5,554
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 5,168
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 124
Five or More Units in Structure 262
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 14,853 309,769
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   7,237 Female:   7,373
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 944
Age 5 to 19 3,126
Age 20 to 34 1,571
Age 35 to 54 4,751
Age 55 to 64 2,037
Age 65 and over 2,181
Median Age 44.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 57.9%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $57,251
Median family income $156,145
Median household income $148,459
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $117,188
Female $63,214
Individuals below the poverty level 0.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 7,473 8,158
Employed 7,020 7,918
Unemployed 453 240
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 2.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 332 300
Average Weekly Wage $902 $1,134
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,302 2,945
Average Weekly Wage $779 $1,070
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,634 3,244
Average Weekly Wage $795 $1,076
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 465 592
Average Weekly Wage $912 $1,110
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 3,099 3,837
Average Weekly Wage $812 $1,081

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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.4%
Public transportation 1.4%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 14.1%
Worked at home 37.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 20.8%
Commuting to another NH community 41.8%
Commuting out-of-state 37.4%
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 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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/10/20

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