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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 Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District 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 107 over 53 years, from 137 in 1960 to 244 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 22 percent between 1990 and 2000, a numeric change of 43. The 2013 Census estimate for Roxbury was 244 residents, which ranked 230th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the fifth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 20.4 persons per square mile of land area. Roxbury contains 12.0 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $231,545
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $520,607
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
Public Library No Library

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

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.85
2013 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.13
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.3%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 99
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 87
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 12
Total Population Community County
2013 244 76,723
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    116 Female:    128
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 11
Age 5 to 19 39
Age 20 to 34 43
Age 35 to 54 71
Age 55 to 64 36
Age 65 and over 44
Median Age 44.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.5%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,358
Median family income $65,417
Median household income $61,458
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,500
Female $37,500
Individuals below the poverty level 3.3%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 140 131
Employed 136 126
Unemployed 4 5
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
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 n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 5 5
Average Weekly Wage $93 $133
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, 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
2014 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

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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.3%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 3.0%
Other Means 1.9%
Worked at home 9.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 29.1%
Commuting to another NH community 47.9%
Commuting out-of-state 23.0%
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
Bowling Facilities
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
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, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/29/14

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