Langdon, NH

Community Contact Langdon Board of Selectmen
Jennifer Doyle, Administrative Assistant/Town Clerk
5 Walker Hill Road, 122 NH Route 12A
Langdon, NH 03602
Telephone (603) 835-2389
Fax (603) 835-6055
E-mail townoflangdon@yahoo.com
Web Site www.keenenh.com/langdon
Municipal Office Hours Monday, 10 am - 12 noon, Tuesday, 10 am - 12 noon and 3 pm - 6 pm
County Sullivan
Labor Market Area Charlestown NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 8
State Representative
Sullivan County District 5
Incorporated: 1787
Origin: Carved out of several adjacent towns, this town was named in honor of Governor John Langdon. Governor Langdon was active in the Revolution, and also owned a ship-building business in Portsmouth. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and served on a committee with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams to secure military supplies for the American forces. Governor Langdon served as a member of the State senate, was Speaker of the House of Representatives, and served as president pro-tem of the Senate in the first United States Congress, supervising the canvass of electoral votes to elect Washington as President. He was an eight-term Governor of New Hampshire.
Villages and Place Names: Cold River District, Condon Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 244 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Langdon totaled 210 over 50 years, from 378 in 1950 to 588 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 33 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 30 percent increase over the previous decade. The 2008 Census estimate for Langdon was 683 residents, which ranked 208th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 41.9 persons per square mile of land area. Langdon contains 16.3 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $480,830
Budget: School Appropriations, not available
Zoning Ordinance 1973/99
Master Plan 2004
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Heritage

Public Library No Library

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 19 miles 146
Valley Regional, Claremont 20 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Granite State; 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
none

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $21.68
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $21.58

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
92.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
5.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 306
2008 Single-Family Units 259
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
2
2008 Multi-Family Units 8
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 39
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 683 42,591
2000 588 40,560
1990 581 38,652
1980 437 36,063
1970 337 30,949

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
311
Female
275

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
25
Age 5 to 19
113
Age 20 to 34
83
Age 35 to 54
232
Age 55 to 64
63
Age 65 and over
70
Median Age
40.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher
18.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $24,572
Median 4-person family income $43,125
Median household income $42,083

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$33,750
Female
$24,444

Families below the poverty level 3.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
357 396
Employed
353 383
Unemployed
4 13
Unemployment Rate
1.1% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
43 38
Average Weekly Wage
$456 $483
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
25 32
Average Weekly Wage
$578 $623
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
68 70
Average Weekly Wage
$501 $548
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
5 14
Average Weekly Wage
$146 $197
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
73 84
Average Weekly Wage
$474 $488
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 Fall Mountain Regional (Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon, Walpole) District:SAU 60
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Center of Applied Science, Keene; Fall Mountain High School, Langdon Region:13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
2 1
Grade Levels
P 1-4 9-12
Total Enrollment
41 661
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:0 Total Capacity:0
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Keene State

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Noise Reduction Products Fabricated metal enclosures 5 1975
Woodell & Daughters Lumber 4
Connecticut River Bank Banking services 3
Fall Mountain Timber Sizing Sized timber
Hubbard Farms, Inc Chicken research
C & L Petroleum Oil supplier
Great Brook Forest Products Lumber

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12A, 123, 123A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exits 5 - 6
Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Claremont Municipal
Runway
3,100 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 38 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
69 miles
Portland, ME
154 miles
Boston, MA
119 miles
New York City, NY
232 miles
Montreal, Quebec
221 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
84.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.6%
Other Means
1.5%
Worked at home
4.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
60%
Commuting out-of-state
20%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
Municipal Parks
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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
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 Ascutney, Okemo (VT)
Other:Langdon Fall Festival

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 08/15/08

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