Grantham, NH

Community Contact Town of Grantham
Becky Newton, Town Administrator
300 Route 10 South
Grantham, NH 03753
Telephone (603) 863-6021
Fax (603) 863-3961
E-mail admin@granthamnh.net
Web Site www.granthamnh.net
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen, Town Administrator, Administrative Assistant: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm, Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8 am - 5 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 5 pm, and Friday, 8 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm
County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Lebanon NH-VT Micro-NECTA, NH Portion
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 1
Incorporated: 1761
Origin: Grantham was named for Thomas Robinson, first Baron Grantham, an active supporter of American independence. He was known as a diplomat in Europe and was one of Great Britain's first postmaster-generals. The area was first granted in 1761, the same year Robinson received his peerage. No settlers took up that claim, and the land was regranted in 1767 as New Grantham. In 1780, the western portion of Grantham and the eastern portion of Plainfield were made into the parish of Meriden, a name the region bears today. The town was incorporated as New Grantham in 1788, and incorporated as Grantham in 1818.
Villages and Place Names: Eastman Community
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 333 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Grantham totaled 1,821 over 50 years, from 359 in 1950 to 2,180 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 92 percent between 1970 and 1980, followed by increases of 77 percent and 75 percent over the next two decades. The 2008 Census estimate for Grantham was 2,517 residents, which ranked 117th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 92.6 persons per square mile of land area. Grantham contains 27.2 square miles of land area and 0.9 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009-2010 $2,747,662
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009-2010 $6,384,000
Zoning Ordinance 1990/09
Master Plan 2005
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Dunbar Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department On call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 11 miles 25
Alice Peck Day Memorial, Lebanon 16 miles 25
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon 18 miles 369

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Eastman Village District & 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 Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.46
2008 Equalization Ratio 105.6
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.30

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
97.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,818
2008 Single-Family Units 1,463
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
15
2008 Multi-Family Units 328
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 27
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,517 42,591
2000 2,180 40,560
1990 1,249 38,652
1980 704 36,063
1970 366 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,062
Female
1,105

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
107
Age 5 to 19
342
Age 20 to 34
276
Age 35 to 54
667
Age 55 to 64
304
Age 65 and over
471
Median Age
46 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
96.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
51.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $32,174
Median 4-person family income $69,271
Median household income $63,239

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$43,250
Female
$34,773

Families below the poverty level 1.4%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
696 1,459
Employed
686 1,416
Unemployed
10 43
Unemployment Rate
1.4% 2.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
86 103
Average Weekly Wage
$490 $675
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
154 208
Average Weekly Wage
$471 $617
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
240 310
Average Weekly Wage
$478 $636
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
30 41
Average Weekly Wage
$413 $634
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
270 351
Average Weekly Wage
$470 $636
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grantham operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Lebanon District:SAU 75
Career Technology Center(s): Hartford Career and Technical Center, White River Junction VT Region:07
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
228
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:3 Total Capacity:90
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Yankee Barn Homes, Inc. Home builders 45 1971
Eastman Community Association Housing, development 23 1971
Cote & Reney Lumber yard 16

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 114
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exit 13 - 14
Distance Local access
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 20 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
60 miles
Portland, ME
145 miles
Boston, MA
110 miles
New York City, NY
269 miles
Montreal, Quebec
204 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
77.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.2%
Public transportation
1.2%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
1.0%
Worked at home
7.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
70%
Commuting out-of-state
9%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Mount Sunapee, Whaleback Mountain
Other:Grantham Indoor Sports Facility; Camps

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

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