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Stoddard, NH

stoddard New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Stoddard Board of Selectmen
James Coffey, Town Administrator
1450 Route 123 North
Stoddard, NH 03464
Telephone (603) 446-3326
Fax (603) 446-7770
E-mail [email protected]
Web Site www.stoddardnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Meeting Monday, 1 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm, 4 pm - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Thursday, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Hillsborough, NH LMA
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 8
State Representative Cheshire County District 3

Incorporated: 1774
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1752 to Colonel Sampson Stoddard of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and others as Monadnock Number 7. It was known locally as Limerick before being incorporated as Stoddard in 1774, in honor of Colonel Stoddard. Colonel Stoddard was appointed to survey southwestern New Hampshire by the colonial government, receiving several land grants for the service. One of his surveying assistants was Benjamin Pierce, father of President Franklin Pierce. Between 1840 and 1873, Stoddard was a center of glass manufacturing, home to four glass factories whose products are prized by collectors today.
Villages and Place Names: Leominster Corner, Mill Village, South Stoddard, Woods Mill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 701 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Stoddard had the eleventh largest percent change totaling 978 over 54 years, from 146 in 1960 to 1,124 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 99 percent between 1970 and 1980, a numeric change of 240. The 2014 Census estimate for Stoddard was 1,124 residents, which ranked 178th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 22.1 persons per square mile of land area. Stoddard contains 50.9 square miles of land area and 2.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016-2017 $1,079,112
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $2,706,606
Zoning Ordinance 1986/14
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Zoning & Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds; Treasurer; Building; Tax Collector; Town Clerk; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Davis Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service On-Call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 18 miles 25
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 20 miles 116

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
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 No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.23
2015 Equalization Ratio 103.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.82
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,056
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,015
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 38
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,124 76,596
2010 1,232 77,117
2000 931 73,993
1990 623 70,223
1980 482 62,116
1970 242 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   541 Female:   583
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 88
Age 5 to 19 145
Age 20 to 34 165
Age 35 to 54 346
Age 55 to 64 103
Age 65 and over 210
Median Age 47.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 38.8%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,116
Median family income $76,838
Median household income $72,679
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $54,479
Female $42,500
Individuals below the poverty level 3.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 559 706
Employed 543 682
Unemployed 16 24
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
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 120 56
Average Weekly Wage $1,476 $1,001
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 36 12
Average Weekly Wage $292 $255
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 156 68
Average Weekly Wage $1,204 $869

If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Stoddard operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 24
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE; Windham RCC (VT) Region: 13
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 81
2016 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; Antioch New England; New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 9, 123
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 5
Distance 25 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, AntrimRunway3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 57 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 52 miles
Portland, ME 144 miles
Boston, MA 102 miles
New York City, NY 238 miles
Montreal, Quebec 237 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.8%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 2.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 8.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 13.9%
Commuting to another NH community 81.7%
Commuting out-of-state 4.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak; Granite Gorge
Other: Highland & Granite Lakes

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/23/16

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