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Danbury, NH


Danbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Danbury Board of Selectmen
James Phelps, Chairman
23 High Street
Danbury, NH 03230
Telephone (603) 768-3313
Fax (603) 768-3313
E-mail danbury_selectmen@comcast.net
Web Site www.townofdanburynh.com

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

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

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate 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 740 over 52 years, from 435 in 1960 to 1,175 in 2012. 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 2012 Census estimate for Danbury was 1,175 residents, which ranked 176th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 31.2 persons per square mile of land area. Danbury contains 37.3 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $1,133,522
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $1,638,585
Zoning Ordinance 2002/03
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
Appointed:
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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; 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:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.22
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.07
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 673
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 556
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 25
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 92
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 1,175 146,761
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   602 Female:   616
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 33
Age 5 to 19 283
Age 20 to 34 205
Age 35 to 54 403
Age 55 to 64 144
Age 65 and over 150
Median Age 41 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 86.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 14.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $24,353
Median family income $58,942
Median household income $46,842
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,250
Female $31,579
Individuals below the poverty level 12.6%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 611 598
Employed 587 566
Unemployed 24 32
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 5.4%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 23 25
Average Weekly Wage $486 $899
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 88 83
Average Weekly Wage $463 $413
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 111 108
Average Weekly Wage $468 $524
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 39 31
Average Weekly Wage $350 $520
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 149 138
Average Weekly Wage $437 $523
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-4
Total Enrollment 47
2013 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
Dick's Village Store Convenience store 1
William Wallace Prefab Manufactured house panels 11 2002
Danbury Country Store Country store 2013

(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, Bristol
Runway 1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 27 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 61 miles
Portland, ME 103 miles
Boston, MA 111 miles
New York City, NY 297 miles
Montreal, Quebec 216 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 91.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.6%
Worked at home 4.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 19.1%
Commuting to another NH community 78.1%
Commuting out-of-state 2.8%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 06/28/13

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