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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 Selectmen: Meeting Monday 6:30 pm; Monday, 9 am - 6:30 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, 2015 $2,043,071
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $5,596,623
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 169

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
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.72
2014 Equalization Ratio 114.3
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $32.55
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(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 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 1,209 1,204
Employed 1,176 1,169
Unemployed 33.0 35
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 2.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 199 172
Average Weekly Wage $790 $664
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 250 169
Average Weekly Wage $552 $717
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 449 341
Average Weekly Wage $658 $690
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 102 78
Average Weekly Wage $510 $663
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 550 418
Average Weekly Wage $630 $685
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Marlborough operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 29
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE; Windham RCC (VT) Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 174
2015 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

Mountain Industries Silk screen products 100 1993
Marlborough Country Convenience Convenience store 10 1975
Classic Car Parts Vintage car parts 10 1970
Supreme Audio, Inc. Specialized audio equipment 9 1995
Marlborough Construction Construction, excavation 5 1973
Safety Environmental Controls Sales of environmental equipment 1997
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(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 88.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.7%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 1.1%
Worked at home 5.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 13.6%
Commuting to another NH community 80.2%
Commuting out-of-state 6.2%
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, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/21/15

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