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Madbury, NH

madbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Madbury
Katherine Cornwell, Town Clerk
13 Town Hall Road
Madbury, NH 03823
Telephone (603) 742-5131
Fax (603) 742-2505
E-mail tcmadbury@comcast.net
Web Site www.townofmadbury.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 1 pm, 5 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 21
State Representative Strafford County District 6

Incorporated: 1755
Origin: This town was a part of Dover and Durham that was sometimes called Barbados because many residents were traders with the island. Also located here was the farm of Sir Francis Champernowne of Greenland, nephew to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, who at one time held proprietary rights to what is now the state of Maine. Sir Francis' English home was called Modbury, and the name Madbury is in its honor. Madbury Parish was granted for the first time in 1755, and town privileges were granted in 1768. The name Barbados is still used for several natural features of the area, including Barbados Pond.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 592 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Madbury totaled 1,241 over 53 years, from 556 in 1960 to 1,797 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 43 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 40 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2013 Census estimate for Madbury was 1,797 residents, which ranked 146th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 155.6 persons per square mile of land area. Madbury contains 11.6 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,486,503
Budget: School Appropriations, part of Oyster River Cooperative School District
Zoning Ordinance 1963/14
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Checklist; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Recreation; Water District
Public Library Madbury Public

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Part-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Durham - Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 6 miles 124

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company BayRing; Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.24
2013 Equalization Ratio 109
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $27.79
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 693
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 557
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 83
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 53
Total Population Community County
2013 1,789 124,119
2010 1,771 123,143
2000 1,511 112,676
1990 1,408 104,348
1980 987 85,324
1970 704 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,053 Female:   964
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 110
Age 5 to 19 421
Age 20 to 34 408
Age 35 to 54 664
Age 55 to 64 263
Age 65 and over 151
Median Age 37.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 51.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $33,514
Median family income $98,594
Median household income $82,500
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $57,596
Female $46,635
Individuals below the poverty level 8.3%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 907 1,029
Employed 876 978
Unemployed 31 51
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 61 41
Average Weekly Wage $566 $878
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 101 107
Average Weekly Wage $842 $1,003
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 162 149
Average Weekly Wage $738 $969
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 87 98
Average Weekly Wage $562 $730
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 249 246
Average Weekly Wage $677 $874

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Oyster River Cooperative (Durham, Lee, Madbury) SAU 5
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Career Technical Center; Creteau Regional Technology Center, Rochester; Somersworth Career Technical Center Region: 12
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-4
Total Enrollment 406
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 115
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Taylor Egg Products Egg products 21 1970
University of NH Kingman Farm Research 9 1970
R & L Engines Automotive shop 4 1992
Moharimet Elementry School Education 1988
Green Acres Stables Horse stables 3
Garland's Garage Automotive services 3 1995
Schnitzer Northeast Auto recycling 6
Landcare Inc. Landscaping services Seasonal 2000

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 9, 108, 155
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 8; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 4 miles; 12 miles
Railroad Boston-Portland
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease International
Runway 11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 39 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 36 miles
Portland, ME 63 miles
Boston, MA 66 miles
New York City, NY 279 miles
Montreal, Quebec 281 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 2.3%
Walked 1.1%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 5.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 9.9%
Commuting to another NH community 80.1%
Commuting out-of-state 10%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X 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): Moose Mountain

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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