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Monroe, NH

monroe New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Monroe
Board of Selectmen
152 Woodsville Road
Monroe, NH 03771
Telephone (603) 638-2644
Fax (603) 638-2021
E-mail monroeselectmen@roadrunner.com
Web Site www.monroenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Meeting Tuesday, 7 pm - 9 pm; Administrative Assistant: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, 8:30 am - 12 noon, 4 pm - 6 pm, Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton NH-VT LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County Districts 2, 14

Incorporated: 1854
Origin: This territory was first known as Hurd's Location or West Lyman. In 1769, James Hurd was granted five islands in the Connecticut River between Lyman and Barnet, Vermont by Governor John Wentworth. Descendents of James Hurd wanted to name the town after him when it was separated from Lyman in 1854, but lost out to the name Monroe. President James Monroe, for whom a mountain in the Presidential Range had been recently named, toured the region during his presidency. Monroe contains part of the Ammonoosuc Gold Fields, extensive mineral deposits that have never been successfully mined.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 619 residents in 1860
Population Trends: Population change for Monroe totaled 366 over 53 years, from 421 in 1960 to 787 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a nine percent loss in population over the previous decade. The 2013 Census estimate for Monroe was 787 residents, which ranked 198th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 35.1 persons per square mile of land area. Monroe contains 22.4 square miles of land area and 1.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $1,264,125
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $2,864,250
Zoning Ordinance 1941/03
Master Plan 1990
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Public Library Monroe Public

Police Department Covered by State
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 11 miles 25
Northeastern VT, St. Johnsbury VT 15 miles 75

Electric Supplier National Grid; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Monroe Water Department
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $12.48
2013 Equalization Ratio 98.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.13
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings19.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other79%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 383
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 368
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 13
Total Population Community County
2013 780 89,181
2010 788 89,118
2000 765 81,826
1990 734 74,998
1980 619 65,806
1970 385 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   393 Female:   555
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 54
Age 5 to 19 182
Age 20 to 34 123
Age 35 to 54 215
Age 55 to 64 158
Age 65 and over 216
Median Age 49.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $28,335
Median family income $69,643
Median household income $55,278
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $51,563
Female $35,500
Individuals below the poverty level 8.7%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 423 398
Employed 412 380
Unemployed 11 18
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 4.5%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 106
Average Weekly Wage n $930
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 47
Average Weekly Wage n $1,503
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 93 153
Average Weekly Wage $648 $1,107
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 16 10
Average Weekly Wage $475 $371
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 109 163
Average Weekly Wage $623 $1,061

Schools students attend: Monroe operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to the State of Vermont (St. Johnsbury Academy) SAU 77
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career and Technical Center, Bradford VT Region: 4
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 81
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 17
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Lyndon State (VT)

Monroe Consolidated School Education
Pete & Gerry's Egg processing, poultry 25 1970

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 135
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 18
Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, Haverhill
Runway 2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 122 miles
Portland, ME 133 miles
Boston, MA 173 miles
New York City, NY 317 miles
Montreal, Quebec 159 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.8%
Public transportation 0.7%
Walked 2.6%
Other Means 3.7%
Worked at home 3.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 19.4%
Commuting to another NH community 49.8%
Commuting out-of-state 30.8%
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X 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
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon & Black Mountains
Other: Outdoor Skating Rink

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/22/2014

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