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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 stoddardtownhall@myfairpoint.net
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 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 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 nineth largest percent change totaling 1,100 over 52 years, from 146 in 1960 to 1,246 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 99 percent between 1970 and 1980, a numeric change of 240. The 2012 Census estimate for Stoddard was 1,246 residents, which ranked 174th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 24.2 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, 2013 $1,164,201
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012-2013 $2,661,184
Zoning Ordinance 1986/11
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
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Davis Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 18 miles 25
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 20 miles 140

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.45
2012 Equalization Ratio 109.6
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.87
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,082
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,042
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 38
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 1,246 76,851
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   497 Female:   548
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 94
Age 5 to 19 145
Age 20 to 34 93
Age 35 to 54 437
Age 55 to 64 107
Age 65 and over 169
Median Age 47 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $31,697
Median family income $71,797
Median household income $62,303
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,192
Female $41,625
Individuals below the poverty level 3.4%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 548 698
Employed 534 668
Unemployed 14 30
Unemployment Rate 2.6% 4.3%

(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 98 65
Average Weekly Wage $1,436 $888
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 28 11
Average Weekly Wage $318 $233
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 126 76
Average Weekly Wage $1,188 $790
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Stoddard operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 24
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 1
Grade Levels K 1-5
Total Enrollment 60
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; Antioch New England; New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not Available

(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, Antrim
Runway 3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 57 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 43 miles
Portland, ME 144 miles
Boston, MA 102 miles
New York City, NY 241 miles
Montreal, Quebec 238 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.3%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 10.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 36.1 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 19.5%
Commuting to another NH community 74.8%
Commuting out-of-state 5.7%
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
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
Campgrounds
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
   
Other: Highland & Granite Lakes

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/28/13

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