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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 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 588 over 53 years, from 1,935 in 1960 to 2,523 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 17 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Rollinsford was 2,523 residents, which ranked 119th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 345.1 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.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,940,805
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $5,236,914
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

EMERGENCY SERVICES
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

UTILITIES
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.88
2013 Equalization Ratio 98.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.11
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings13%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.4%

(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
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 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 38.8 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%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,585 1,522
Employed 1,533 1,446
Unemployed 52 76
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 5%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 170 251
Average Weekly Wage $723 $715
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 189 183
Average Weekly Wage $479 $645
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 358 435
Average Weekly Wage $595 $685
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 69 89
Average Weekly Wage $469 $551
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 427 524
Average Weekly Wage $574 $662

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
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 173
2014 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

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Janco Inc. Plastic molding, fabrication 67 1963
MFB Holding, LLC Fixtures in wood, plastic 13 1988
Janco Electronics Circuit board assembly 65 1963
Wentworth Green House Nursery, garden supply store
Alexander's Restaurant
Nick Construction Construction
C & J Transportation Bus services

(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

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.1%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 3.1%
Other Means 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%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/28/2014

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