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Rollinsford, NH

Rollinsford New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Rollinsford
Ed Jansen, Chairman
PO Box 309
Rollinsford, NH 03869
Telephone (603) 742-2510
Fax (603) 740-0254
E-mail rollinsford.sel@comcast.net
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 Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 2
State Senate 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 584 over 52 years, from 1,935 in 1960 to 2,519 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 17 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2012 Census estimate for Rollinsford was 2,519 residents, which ranked 119th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 346.5 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, 2012 $1,965,776
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012 $4,464,569
Zoning Ordinance 1970/08
Master Plan 1988
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Highway Safety; Historic
Public Library Rollinsford Town

Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 4 miles 124
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 10 miles 82

Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Rollinsford Water & Sewer
Sanitation 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
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.94
2012 Equalization Ratio 96.6
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.70
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,081
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 822
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 103
Five or More Units in Structure 154
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 2
Total Population Community County
2012 2,519 124,119
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,266 Female:   1,274
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 253
Age 5 to 19 425
Age 20 to 34 432
Age 35 to 54 828
Age 55 to 64 277
Age 65 and over 325
Median Age 39 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,544
Median family income $80,809
Median household income $63,605
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,074
Female $43,194
Individuals below the poverty level 8.4%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 1,583 1,539
Employed 1,523 1,459
Unemployed 60 80
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 5.2%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 163 269
Average Weekly Wage $695 $732
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 160 203
Average Weekly Wage $402 $612
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 324 472
Average Weekly Wage $550 $680
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 65 91
Average Weekly Wage $450 $529
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 389 562
Average Weekly Wage $533 $656
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Rollinsford operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Somersworth SAU 56
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Career Technical Center; Creteau Regional Technology Center, Rochester; 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 187
2013 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
MFB Holding, LLC Fixtures in wood, plastic 13 1988
Janco Electronics Circuit board assembly 65 1963

(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 4,001 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 82.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 13.3%
Commuting to another NH community 77.7%
Commuting out-of-state 9.0%
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/13/13

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