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Marlow, NH

marlow New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Marlow
Jacqui Fay, Executive Administrator
167 NH Route 123, Town Office
Marlow, NH 03456-0184
Telephone (603) 446-2245
Fax (603) 446-3806
E-mail marlowtownoffice@myfairpoint.net
Web Site www.marlownh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 7 pm; Town Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 3:30 pm; Town Clerk: Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 7 pm, Thursday, 10 am - 12:30 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 5 pm - 7 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 8
State Representative Cheshire County District 2

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: This territory was first chartered in 1753 as Addison, after Joseph Addison, Secretary of State for England, who signed the appointment papers making John Wentworth Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1717. As a result of the French and Indian War, few original grantees settled there under the terms of the charter. The town was regranted in 1761 as Marlow, and the charter renewed in 1772. In some references, the name was in honor of Christopher Marlowe, the famed author and playwright; others indicate it was taken from the English town of the same name. Marlow was one of the towns that joined Vermont during the boundary dispute, but returned to New Hampshire in 1781.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 313 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Marlow totaled 432 over 53 years, from 350 in 1960 to 782 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the second largest was a 20 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Marlow was 782 residents, which ranked 199th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 30.0 persons per square mile of land area. Marlow contains 26.0 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $748,461
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $1,707,139
Zoning Ordinance 1986/11
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Agricultural; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Marlow Town

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 17 miles 169

Electric Supplier Granite State; 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 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) $24.90
2014 Equalization Ratio 102.2
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.31
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.2%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 393
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 377
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 16
Total Population Community County
2013 782 76,723
2010 742 77,117
2000 750 73,993
1990 651 70,223
1980 542 62,116
1970 390 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   432 Female:   350
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 33
Age 5 to 19 164
Age 20 to 34 71
Age 35 to 54 277
Age 55 to 64 92
Age 65 and over 145
Median Age 43.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.4%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 28,506
Median family income 71,563
Median household income 67,841
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 51,125
Female 49,167
Individuals below the poverty level 4.0%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 441 380
Employed 427 362
Unemployed 14.0 18
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 4.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n 49
Average Weekly Wage n $627
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 38 46
Average Weekly Wage $312 $383
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 95
Average Weekly Wage n $510
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Marlow operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 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 1-6
Total Enrollment 30
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; New England; Antioch New England

Audio Accessories, Inc. Audio cables, patch cords, & patch boards 30 1966
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 123, 123A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 5
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
Lebanon Municipal Distance 49 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 50 miles
Portland, ME 150 miles
Boston, MA 98 miles
New York City, NY 237 miles
Montreal, Quebec 232 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.5%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 6.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 12.6%
Commuting to another NH community 77.5%
Commuting out-of-state 9.9%
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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X 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 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): Mount Sunapee
Other: Rock Climbing

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/21/15

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