Effingham, NH

Community Contact Effingham Board of Selectmen
Claudia Lamphier, Administrative Assistant
68 School Street
Effingham, NH 03882
Telephone (603) 539-7770
Fax (603) 539-7799
E-mail effingham@roadrunner.com
Web Site not available
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm, and Friday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm, and Saturday, 8 am - 12 noon, closed Wednesday
County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway NH-ME LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 3
State Representative
Carroll County District 5
Incorporated: 1778
Origin: This town was first settled by the Leavitts of Hampton, led by Captain John Leavitt, a soldier who had fought the French and Indians at Lake George. The territory was known as Leavittstown from the time of the initial charter in 1749 until 1778. The name Effingham was probably selected by Governor Wentworth in honor of the Howard family, who were Earls of Effingham and related to the governor by marriage, although the name was not used until the town's 1778 incorporation, after the start of the Revolution.
Villages and Place Names: Center Effingham, Chases Mill, Effingham Falls, Grape Corner, Pine River, South Effingham, Drake's Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 154 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Effingham totaled 936 over 50 years, from 341 in 1950 to 1,277 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 66 percent between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 58 percent increase over the next decade. The 2008 Census estimate for Effingham was 1,389 residents, which ranked 164th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 35.7 persons per square mile of land area. Effingham contains 38.9 square miles of land area and 1.1 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $1,590,000
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 2000/07
Master Plan 2005
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library
Appointed:
Conservation

Public Library Effingham Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 20 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
none
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.16
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.05

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
90.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 944
2008 Single-Family Units 761
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
8
2008 Multi-Family Units 48
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 135
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 1,389 47,408
2000 1,277 43,918
1990 944 35,526
1980 599 27,929
1970 360 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
657
Female
616

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
57
Age 5 to 19
310
Age 20 to 34
195
Age 35 to 54
415
Age 55 to 64
136
Age 65 and over
160
Median Age
38.5 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
17.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $17,089
Median 4-person family income $38,000
Median household income $36,000

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$29,650
Female
$22,188

Families below the poverty level 8.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
572 759
Employed
553 731
Unemployed
19 28
Unemployment Rate
3.3% 3.7%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
10 18
Average Weekly Wage
$109 $356
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) District:SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Region 9 Vocational Technical Center, Wolfeboro Region:09
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1 1
Grade Levels
K 1-6 1-12
Total Enrollment
90 44
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:1 Total Capacity:17
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Granite State College-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Lakeview Neurorehab Head injury rehabilitation center 100 1982
Thermalarm Products, Inc. Alarm thermometers 3 1972

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 25, 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 24
Distance 42 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Eastern Slopes, Fryeburg ME
Runway
4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Jetport Distance 44 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
71 miles
Portland, ME
47 miles
Boston, MA
115 miles
New York City, NY
326 miles
Montreal, Quebec
236 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
75.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
14.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.3%
Other Means
1.9%
Worked at home
7.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.4 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
23%
Commuting to another NH community
69%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X 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):King Pine
Other:Watts Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/16/09

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