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Rollinsford, NH

rollinsford New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Rollinsford
Suzanne Huard, Chairman
PO Box 309
Rollinsford, NH 03869
Telephone (603) 742-2510
Fax (603) 740-0254
E-mail selectboard@rollinsford.nh.us
Web Site www.rollinsford.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm, Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 4
State Representative Strafford County Districts 18, 21

Incorporated: 1849
Origin: This area was part of Dover when that town was incorporated in 1641. When Somersworth was separated from Dover in 1729, Rollinsford was included as a parish of that town. Rollinsford was incorporated as a new town in 1849, and so named in honor of newlyweds Edward H. and Ellen West Rollins. Rollins went on to be Speaker of the New Hampshire House, chairman of the State Republican Committee, Congressman and Senator from New Hampshire, and founder of the banking firm E.H. Rollins & Sons in Boston. His son, Frank W. Rollins, was Governor of New Hampshire, 1899-1901, and the originator of Old Home Week.
Villages and Place Names: Kelwyn Park, Rollinsford Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,862 residents in 1850
Population Trends: Population change for Rollinsford totaled 594 over 53 years, from 1,935 in 1960 to 2,529 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 17 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Rollinsford was 2,529 residents, which tied with Bethlwhem, ranking 120th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 346.0 persons per square mile of land area. Rollinsford contains 7.3 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $1,938,909
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $5,434,702
Zoning Ordinance 1970/08
Master Plan 1988
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Highway Safety; Historic
Public Library Rollinsford Town

Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer & private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 4 miles 125
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 10 miles 82

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Rollinsford Water & Sewer
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
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
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.50
2014 Equalization Ratio 89.6
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.46
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.4%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,088
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 824
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 97
Five or More Units in Structure 155
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 12
Total Population Community County
2013 2,529 124,319
2010 2,527 123,143
2000 2,650 112,676
1990 2,427 104,348
1980 2,319 85,324
1970 2,273 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   1,269 Female:   1,260
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 235
Age 5 to 19 461
Age 20 to 34 420
Age 35 to 54 774
Age 55 to 64 309
Age 65 and over 330
Median Age 39.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.5%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 31,815
Median family income 70,057
Median household income 62,857
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 54,833
Female 45,262
Individuals below the poverty level 8.7%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 1,579 1,382
Employed 1,532 1,327
Unemployed 47.0 55
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 4.0%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 238 246
Average Weekly Wage $749 $703
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 234 181
Average Weekly Wage $592 $617
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 472 427
Average Weekly Wage $671 $667
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 70 80
Average Weekly Wage $497 $614
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 542 507
Average Weekly Wage $649 $658
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Rollinsford operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Eliot, ME SAU 56
Career Technology Center(s): Somersworth Career Technical Center Region: 12
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 152
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 39
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Janco Inc. Plastic molding, fabrication 67 1963
Janco Electronics Circuit board assembly 65 1963
MFB Holding, LLC Fixtures in wood, plastic 13 1988
Alexander's Restaurant    
C & J Transportation Bus services    
Mick Construction
Wentworth Green House Nursery, garden supply store
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 4
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 9; I-95 (ME), Exit 2
Distance 6 miles; 11 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, Rochester
Runway 4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 43 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 44 miles
Portland, ME 46 miles
Boston, MA 69 miles
New York City, NY 283 miles
Montreal, Quebec 285 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.5%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 3%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 4.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 12.6%
Commuting to another NH community 76.5%
Commuting out-of-state 10.9%
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
X Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock

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

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