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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@marlownh.gov
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 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate 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 414 over 55 years, from 350 in 1960 to 764 in 2015. 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 2015 Census estimate for Marlow was 764 residents, which ranked 204th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 29.4 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.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $730,235
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $1,588,849
Zoning Ordinance 1986/13
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

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 17 miles 116

Utilities
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:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.59
2015 Equalization Ratio 100.6
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.61
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.3%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 428
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 404
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 24
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 764 76,430
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) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   414 Female:   350
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 27
Age 5 to 19 173
Age 20 to 34 77
Age 35 to 54 237
Age 55 to 64 117
Age 65 and over 133
Median Age 45.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.8%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $26,656
Median family income $65,781
Median household income $59,615
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,313
Female $36,250
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 441 380
Employed 427 362
Unemployed 14 18
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
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 44
Average Weekly Wage n $643
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 40 42
Average Weekly Wage $311 $451
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 86
Average Weekly Wage n $549

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 24
2016 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

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
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, SwanzeyRunway6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 49 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 58 miles
Portland, ME 150 miles
Boston, MA 108 miles
New York City, NY 237 miles
Montreal, Quebec 231 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.9%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 6.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 36.5 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 15.2%
Commuting to another NH community 73.2%
Commuting out-of-state 11.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
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
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): Mount Sunapee
   
Other: Rock Climbing

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 06/06/16

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