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Marlborough, NH

marlborough New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Marlborough Board of Selectmen
Sandra LaPlante, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 487
Marlborough, NH 03455-0487
Telephone (603) 876-3751
Fax (603) 876-3313
E-mail selectmen@marlboroughnh.org
Web Site www.marlboroughnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 9 am - 6:30 pm, 7 pm - 9 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, Friday, 9 am - 2 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 10
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 10, 15

Incorporated: 1776
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1752 by the Masonian Proprietors as Monadnock Number 5. On some early maps, the town was called Oxford, and was referenced as New Marlborough in early state documents. Many of the settlers were from Marlborough, Massachusetts, which had been named for John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, in the late 1600s. The town was incorporated as Marlborough in 1776. At one time there was a thriving granite quarrying industry in Marlborough.
Villages and Place Names: Webb
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 786 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Marlborough totaled 283 over 53 years, from 1,612 in 1960 to 1,895 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 10 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the four other decades had increases of five percent or less. The 2013 Census estimate for Marlborough was 1,895 residents, which ranked 143rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 92.8 persons per square mile of land area. Marlborough contains 20.4 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,948,496
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $5,656,789
Zoning Ordinance 1958/10
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Open Space; Planning; Zoning; Recreation
Public Library Frost Free

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 6 miles 140

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Marlborough Water Works
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.68
2013 Equalization Ratio 111.9
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.86
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.7%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 935
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 653
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 135
Five or More Units in Structure 107
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 40
Total Population Community County
2013 1,895 76,723
2010 2,063 77,117
2000 2,013 73,993
1990 1,939 70,223
1980 1,846 62,116
1970 1,671 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    867 Female:    1,028
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 112
Age 5 to 19 323
Age 20 to 34 218
Age 35 to 54 493
Age 55 to 64 426
Age 65 and over 323
Median Age 46.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 33.1%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,479
Median family income $69,219
Median household income $61,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $50,365
Female $39,300
Individuals below the poverty level 4.0%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,202 1,174
Employed 1,157 1,123
Unemployed 45 51
Unemployment Rate 3.7% 4.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 210 173
Average Weekly Wage $738 $643
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 229 173
Average Weekly Wage $543 $702
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 439 346
Average Weekly Wage $636 $673
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 100 77
Average Weekly Wage $496 $662
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 539 423
Average Weekly Wage $610 $671

Schools students attend: Marlborough operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 29
Career Technology Center(s): The Cheshire Career Center, Keene; Fall Mountain Regional High School - CTE, Langdon; Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro, VT Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 178
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 18
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; New England; Antioch New England

American Construction General contractor, construction management 15 1985
Marlborough Country Convenience Convenience store 10 1975
Classic Car Parts Vintage car parts 10 1970
Mountain Industries Silk screen products 100 1993
Supreme Audio, Inc. Specialized audio equipment 9 1995
Olive Kids Childrens furniture
Marlborough Construction Construction, excavation 5 1973
Safety Environmental Controls Sales of environmental equipment 1997

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12, 101, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3
Distance 20 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, Swanzey
Runway 6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 48 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 50 miles
Portland, ME 146 miles
Boston, MA 87 miles
New York City, NY 226 miles
Montreal, Quebec 262 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 13.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 25.9%
Commuting to another NH community 67.3%
Commuting out-of-state 6.8%
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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee, Granite Gorge, Pat's Peak
Other: Meetinghouse Pond Wildlife Sanctuary; Meetinghouse; Town pond

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/19/14

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