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Danbury, NH

danbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Danbury Board of Selectmen
Jessica Hatch, Chairman
23 High Street
Danbury, NH 03230
Telephone (603) 768-3313
Fax (603) 768-3313
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.townofdanburynh.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 11:30 pm - 5:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 12 noon - 6 pm, Tuesday, 12 noon - 7 pm, Wednesday, 11 am - 6 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm, third Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 1, 25

Incorporated: 1795
Origin: This town was not an original colonial grant, but was formed from part of Alexandria to the north. In 1794, a group of Alexandria residents petitioned the state legislature to separate Alexandria into two towns due to the inconvenience of having a mountain divide the town, making it difficult for all residents to gather in a single place. The petition was granted in 1795, and the lower piece was incorporated as Danbury in that year. The name was suggested by a settler from Danbury, Connecticut; Connecticut's Danbury was named in 1687 after Danbury, England, the site of an eleventh-century Danish camp.
Villages and Place Names: Elmwood, Fords Crossing, Fords Mill, South Danbury, Converse Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 165 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Danbury totaled 808 over 54 years, from 435 in 1960 to 1,243 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 30 percent increase over the next decade. The 2014 Census estimate for Danbury was 1,243 residents, which ranked 173rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 32.9 persons per square mile of land area. Danbury contains 37.8 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $1,168,880
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015 $2,648,214
Zoning Ordinance 2002/15
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds; Checklist; ZBA; Library; Recreation
Public Library George Gamble

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 16 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 PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.00
2015 Equalization Ratio 100.3
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.95
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.1%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 696
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 528
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 31
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 137
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,243 146,880
2010 1,164 146,445
2000 1,073 136,716
1990 884 120,618
1980 680 98,302
1970 489 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   613 Female:   630
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 67
Age 5 to 19 225
Age 20 to 34 227
Age 35 to 54 353
Age 55 to 64 197
Age 65 and over 174
Median Age 42.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 19.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $26,266
Median family income $64,583
Median household income $58,563
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $48,355
Female $30,625
Individuals below the poverty level 5.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 607 693
Employed 585 665
Unemployed 22 28
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 4.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 26 64
Average Weekly Wage $711 $781
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 99 90
Average Weekly Wage $442 $688
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 126 154
Average Weekly Wage $498 $727
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 39 38
Average Weekly Wage $414 $441
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 164 192
Average Weekly Wage $478 $670

If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 62
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region; NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Ragged Mountain Resort Ski area, golf course 20 1964
William Wallace Prefab Manufactured house panels 32 2002
Danbury Country Store Country store 11 2013

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 104
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, BristolRunway1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 27 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 50 miles
Portland, ME 142 miles
Boston, MA 100 miles
New York City, NY 293 miles
Montreal, Quebec 215 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 90.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.5%
Public transportation 1.6%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.4%
Worked at home 4.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 36.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 9.5%
Commuting to another NH community 85.5%
Commuting out-of-state 5.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
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
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
Other: Community Center; Independence Park; NH Railtrail; Danbury North Road Schoolhouse Museum

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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