Croydon New Hampshire Town Information

Croydon New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Croydon
Board of Selectmen
879 NH Route 10
Croydon, NH 03773
Telephone (603) 863-7830
Fax (603) 863-2601
Web Site Not Available

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 8
State Representative Sullivan County Districts 2, 9

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 448 over 51 years, from 312 in 1960 to 760 in 2011. 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 2011 Census estimate for Croydon was 760 residents, which ranked 200th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 20.8 persons per square mile of land area. Croydon contains 36.7 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2011 $425,608
Budget: School Appropriations, 2011-2012 $1,245,549
Zoning Ordinance 1989
Master Plan 1981
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning
Public Library No Library

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Private
Emergency Medical Service Private
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 381

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)PROPERTY TAXES
2011 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.95
2011 Equalization Ratio 104.8
2011 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.61
2011 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.1%

(ACS 2007-2011)HOUSING
Total Housing Units 408
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 380
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 28
Total Population Community County
2011 760 43,462
2010 764 43,742
2000 664 40,560
1990 628 38,652
1980 457 36,063
1970 396 30,949
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2007-2011
Population by Gender
Male:   341 Female:   355
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 22
Age 5 to 19 107
Age 20 to 34 91
Age 35 to 54 252
Age 55 to 64 110
Age 65 and over 114
Median Age 45.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 83.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.8%

Per capita income $31,396
Median family income $75,000
Median household income $60,469
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $45,714
Female $41,050
Families below the poverty level 10.0%

Annual Average 2001 2011
Civilian Labor Force 413 392
Employed 402 374
Unemployed 11 18
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 4.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2001 2011
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 19 23
Average Weekly Wage $548 $559
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 37 71
Average Weekly Wage $356 $360
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 55 94
Average Weekly Wage $421 $409
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 24 10
Average Weekly Wage $123 $256
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 79 104
Average Weekly Wage $332 $394
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Croydon operates grades K-3; grades 4-12 are tuitioned to Newport 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 28
2012 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Dartmouth; Colby-Sawyer; Lebanon

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(Distance estimated from city/town hall)TRANSPORTATION
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 65 miles
Portland, ME 157 miles
Boston, MA 115 miles
New York City, NY 253 miles
Montreal, Quebec 216 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.0%
Other Means 1.1%
Worked at home 5.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2007-2011)
Working in community of residence 53.2%
Commuting to another NH community 43.0%
Commuting out-of-state 3.8%
X Municipal Parks
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
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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2013.
Community Response Received 09/06/11

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