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Community Contact Town of Landaff
Catherine Ferony, Town Clerk
12 Center Hill Road
  Landaff, NH 03585
Telephone (603) 838-6220
Fax (603) 838-5225
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: meet Wednesdays at 6 pm; Administrative Assistant: Tuesday and Thursday, 9-2, Wednesday, 3-6; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 9-11 and 5-7; Tax Collector: Wednesday, 3-5
County Grafton County
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH portion
Tourism Region White Mountain Region
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 5
Incorporated: 1774
Origin: Landaff was first granted in 1764 to James Avery and over sixty other colonists. The town was named for the Bishop of Llandaff in Cardiff, Wales, chaplain to King George III. In 1770, Governor John Wentworth, discovering that few had settled their claims, proposed using the site for Dartmouth College. The claim was declared forfeited and a regrant of the land was issued to the college. The town was incorporated as Landaff in 1774. After the Revolution, some of the earlier grantees claimed that the forfeiture was not legal. The courts agreed, and the college had to abandon title.
Villages and Place Names: Ireland, Jericho, Jockey Hill, Landaff Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 292 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Landaff totaled 153 over 50 years, from 292 in 1970 to 445 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 31 percent increase from 1980 to 1990. The town's population increased by seven percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Landaff was 447 residents, which ranked 218th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 15.7 persons per square mile of land area. Landaff contains 28.4 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2021 $672,501
Budget:School Appropriations,2021-2022 $1,348,334
Zoning Ordinance 1978/06
Master Plan 1985
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Conservation; Checklist; Zoning; Cemetery; Trust Funds
    Appointed: Tax Collector
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department State Police & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Woodsville Ambulance
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 10 miles   35
Littleton Regional, Littleton 14 miles   25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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 Yes
    Recycling Program Voluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service: Business Satellite
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Limited

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $22.73
2022 Equalization Ratio 72.3
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $16.47
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 94.2%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 1.2%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 4.6%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 216
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 203
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 10
    Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 3

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 447   93,131
   2020 445   91,118
   2010 416   89,118
   2000 379   81,743
   1990 349   74,929
   1980 266   65,806

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   211 Female   200
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 10
      Age 5 to 19 58
      Age 20 to 34 34
      Age 35 to 54 73
      Age 55 to 64 99
      Age 65 and over 137
            Median Age 57.7 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 326
      High school graduation or higher 90.5%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 28.2%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $38,405
Median Family Income $86,875
Median Household Income $76,786
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $56,964
      Female $57,813
Individuals below poverty level 8.0%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 263   282
    Employed 254   278
    Unemploymed 9   4
    Unemployment rate 3.4%   1.4%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  n  n
    Average Weekly Wage  n  n
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  n  n
    Average Weekly Wage  n  n
Total Private  
    Average Employment  n  35
    Average Weekly Wage  n  $768
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  9  6
    Average Weekly Wage  $157  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  n  41
    Average Weekly Wage  n  $714
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Landaff operates grades K-3; grades 4-12 are tuitioned to Lisbon Regional (Lisbon, Lyman) District: SAU 35
Career Technology Center: Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center; White Mountains RHS
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1      
Grade Levels P K 1-3      
Total Enrollment 29      
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest College or Universities: Northern VT - Lyndon (VT)

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     0   Capacity:     0

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Peters Logging Log company 2
Country Comfort Firewood Firewood products 10
Stockley's Trucking/Salvage 7
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-91 (VT), Exit 17
Distance: 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Franconia Airport Runway  2,305 ft. turf
    Lighted?  No Navigation Aids?  No
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Lebanon Municipal Distance   51 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 110 miles
    Portland, Maine 125 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 160 miles
    New York City, New York 317 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 179 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 85.4%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 4.5%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 2.2%
  Traveled by other means: 2.8%
  Worked at home: 5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 20.8 minutes
Work in community of residence: 86.5%
Commute to other NH community: 5.1%
Commute out-of-state: 8.4%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Cannon Mountain
Other: Scotland Brook Sanctuary; Old Home Day