Croydon, NH

Community Contact Town of Croydon
Board of Selectmen
879 NH Route 10
Croydon, NH 03773
Telephone (603) 863-7830
Fax (603) 863-2601
E-mail selectboardcroydon@hotmail.com
Web Site www.croydonnh.us
Municipal Office Hours Selectboard meet Tuesday, 7 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, 12 noon - 6 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm
County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Newport NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 5
State Representative
Sullivan County District 2
Incorporated: 1763
Origin: Chartered in 1763, Croydon was named for a suburb of London, the location of a palace under which several archbishops of Canterbury were buried. Among the grantees was Captain Stephen Hall, whose grandson Samuel Read Hall (1795-1877) was born in Croydon. Professor Hall established the first teacher training school in the US, authored the first instructional book for teachers, and was reputed to be the first teacher to use a blackboard. He taught at several New England colleges, including Phillips Andover Academy and Holmes-Plymouth Academy, now Plymouth State University.
Villages and Place Names: Croydon Flat, Ryder Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 537 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Cornish totaled 315 over 50 years, from 349 in 1950 to 664 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 37 percent increase between 1980 and 1990; the smallest change was a six percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2008 Census estimate for Croydon was 724 residents, which ranked 205th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 19.7 persons per square mile of land area. Croydon contains 36.8 square miles of land area and 0.7 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $434,538
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1989
Master Plan 1981
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning

Public Library No Library

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 14 miles 25
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 19 miles 25
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 21 miles 369

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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 No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
No
Residential
No

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.75
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.87

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
93.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
4.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 415
2008 Single-Family Units 353
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
2
2008 Multi-Family Units 2
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 60
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 724 42,591
2000 664 40,560
1990 628 38,652
1980 457 36,063
1970 396 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
345
Female
316

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
32
Age 5 to 19
128
Age 20 to 34
109
Age 35 to 54
228
Age 55 to 64
83
Age 65 and over
81
Median Age
40.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher
13.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $21,403
Median 4-person family income $50,556
Median household income $49,688

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,992
Female
$26,544

Families below the poverty level 2.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
350 407
Employed
344 395
Unemployed
6 12
Unemployment Rate
1.7% 2.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
n 25
Average Weekly Wage
n $621
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n 64
Average Weekly Wage
n $353
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
33 89
Average Weekly Wage
$339 $429
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
17 25
Average Weekly Wage
$136 $201
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
50 114
Average Weekly Wage
$269 $378
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Croydon operates grades K-3; grades 4-12 are tuitioned to Newport District:SAU 43
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley Technical Center, Newport or Claremont Region:10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-3
Total Enrollment
25
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:1 Total Capacity:17
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 13
Distance 4 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Parlin Field, Newport
Runway
3,450 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 22 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
61 miles
Portland, ME
146 miles
Boston, MA
111 miles
New York City, NY
266 miles
Montreal, Quebec
205 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.9%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.6%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
4.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
10%
Commuting to another NH community
86%
Commuting out-of-state
3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
X YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
Tourists Attractions
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
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Mount Sunapee
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 08/12/09

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