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Roxbury, NH


Roxbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Roxbury
Robin Buffum, Town Clerk
3 Middletown Road
Roxbury, NH 03431
Telephone (603) 352-4903
Fax (603) 352-4903
E-mail townofroxburynh@myfairpoint.net
Web Site http://roxburynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 7 pm - 9 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene NH Micro-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 10
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 9, 14

Incorporated: 1812
Origin: This territory was once a part of Monadnock Number 5 (Marlborough), one of the settlements reserved for soldiers of the French wars. In 1796, settlers in the southwest portion of Packersfield (Nelson), the northern portion of Marlborough, and the northwest portion of Dublin, who felt their homes were too far from the meetinghouses of their respective towns, petitioned for an incorporated town of their own. The 1796 petition failed, but petitioners were successful on their second try in 1812. The new town was named Roxbury after their old village, now part of Boston.
Villages and Place Names: Roxbury Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 366 residents in 1820
Population Trends: Population change for Roxbury totaled 91 over 52 years, from 137 in 1960 to 228 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 22 percent between 1990 and 2000, a numeric change of 43. The 2012 Census estimate for Roxbury was 228 residents, which ranked 231st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the fourth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 19.2 persons per square mile of land area. Roxbury contains 11.9 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $231,545
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $472,031
Zoning Ordinance 1972/08
Master Plan 1982
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Treasurer; Trust Funds; Sexton
Appointed:
Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Part-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Keene - Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 4 miles 140

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells & City of Keene
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 Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.85
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.26
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 90
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 83
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 5
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 228 76,851
2010 229 77,117
2000 237 73,993
1990 194 70,223
1980 190 62,116
1970 161 52,364
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   97 Female:   122
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 7
Age 5 to 19 42
Age 20 to 34 29
Age 35 to 54 57
Age 55 to 64 42
Age 65 and over 42
Median Age 47 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $29,694
Median family income $71,250
Median household income $58,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,361
Female $33,750
Individuals below the poverty level 6.8%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 141 135
Employed 137 129
Unemployed 4 6
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 4.4%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
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 33 n
Average Weekly Wage $278 n
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 5 4
Average Weekly Wage $85 $118
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 38 n
Average Weekly Wage $254 n
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Sullivan, Swanzey, Troy) SAU 93
Career Technology Center(s): The Cheshire Career Center, Keene; Fall Mountain Regional High School - CTE, Langdon; Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro, VT Region: 13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2013 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; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not Available

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 9
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3
Distance 19 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, Swanzey
Runway 6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 53 miles
Portland, ME 150 miles
Boston, MA 90 miles
New York City, NY 225 miles
Montreal, Quebec 248 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 87.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.1%
Public transportation 0.8%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 5.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 5.8%
Commuting to another NH community 85.9%
Commuting out-of-state 8.3%
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
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Granite Gorge
   
Other: Hiking; Otter Brook Dam

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 09/10/10

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