Surry, NH

Community Contact Town of Surry
Board of Selectmen
1 Village Road, Town Hall
Surry, NH 03431
Telephone (603) 352-3075
Fax (603) 357-4890
E-mail selectmen@townofsurry.org
Web Site www.townofsurry.org
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 7 pm - 9 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 6 pm - 8 pm, Thursday, 5 pm - 7 pm; Tax Collector: first and third Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 10
State Representative
Cheshire County District 1
Incorporated: 1769
Origin: This town was chartered in 1769 from portions of Gilsum and Westmoreland. The portion of Westmoreland added to Surry was known as Westmoreland Leg. Surry was named for Charles Howard, Earl of Surrey, Duke of Norfolk, and hereditary Earl Marshal of England. The county of Surrey in England was known for manufacture of pleasure carriages called surreys, introduced to America in 1872. Surry was one of the towns in the western part of the state that attempted to join the State of Vermont in 1781. Surry is an excellent geological area, containing quantities of quartz bearing veins of gold, silver, copper, and lead.
Villages and Place Names: Shaws Corner
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 448 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Surry totaled 382 over 50 years, from 291 in 1950 to 673 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 40 percent between 1960 and 1970; population declined four percent between 1980 and 1990. The 2008 Census estimate for Surry was 676 residents, which ranked 209th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 43.1 persons per square mile of land area. Surry contains 15.7 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $508,262
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009 $1,113,456
Zoning Ordinance 1951/03
Master Plan 2002
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Reed Free

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 5 miles 146

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; Granite State
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells; Surry Village Water

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.89
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.84

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
95.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
2.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 330
2008 Single-Family Units 297
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
2
2008 Multi-Family Units 13
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
1
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 20
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 676 77,170
2000 673 73,993
1990 631 70,223
1980 656 62,116
1970 507 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
331
Female
342

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
29
Age 5 to 19
130
Age 20 to 34
77
Age 35 to 54
243
Age 55 to 64
87
Age 65 and over
107
Median Age
43.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher
30.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $24,277
Median 4-person family income $60,179
Median household income $56,964

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$34,464
Female
$22,250

Families below the poverty level 0.5%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
391 418
Employed
378 409
Unemployed
13 9
Unemployment Rate
3.3% 2.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
22 26
Average Weekly Wage
$778 $1,303
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
10 21
Average Weekly Wage
$235 $480
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
32 46
Average Weekly Wage
$610 $939
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
14 7
Average Weekly Wage
$320 $270
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
47 54
Average Weekly Wage
$522 $847
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 Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy) District:SAU 38
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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:0 Total Capacity:0
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
LG Cushing & Sons, Inc. Well drilling 15
Rusty's Speed Sale of racing parts 1
Brooks Construction Construction Services 2
CDFR Capentry 4
Surry House B&B Bed & breakfast 2 2002
GT's Auto Used Vehicle Sales 2
Gunseth Jeep repair 1
Crescendo Acres Farm Farm products, gifts, crafts 1

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12, 12A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 5
Distance 16 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, Keene
Runway
6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 60 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
63 miles
Portland, ME
155 miles
Boston, MA
100 miles
New York City, NY
226 miles
Montreal, Quebec
234 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.2%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.8%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
2.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
8%
Commuting to another NH community
85%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
X 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)
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
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Mount Ascutney (VT)
Other:Surry Mountain Recreation Area

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/21/09

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