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Danbury, NH

danbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Danbury Board of Selectmen
Jessica Hatch, Chair
23 High Street
Danbury, NH 03230
Telephone (603) 768-3313
Fax (603) 768-3313
E-mail danbury_selectmen@comcast.net
Web Site www.townofdanburynh.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday and Thursday, 8-4, Tuesday, 1-5, Wednesday, 11:30-5:30, Friday, 8-12; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 12-6, Tuesday, 12-7, Wednesday, 11-6, Thursday, 9-3, third Saturday each month, 9-12

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 5, 26

Incorporated: 1795
Origin: This town was not an original colonial grant, but was formed from part of Alexandria to the north. In 1794, a group of Alexandria residents petitioned the state legislature to separate Alexandria into two towns due to the inconvenience of having a mountain divide the town, making it difficult for all residents to gather in a single place. The petition was granted in 1795, and the lower piece was incorporated as Danbury in that year. The name was suggested by a settler from Danbury, Connecticut. Land from Hill and Wilmot was added to Danbury later, and in July 1874, the town was transferred from Grafton County to Merrimack County.
Villages and Place Names: Elmwood, Fords Crossing, Fords Mill, South Danbury, Converse Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 165 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Danbury totaled 779 over 50 years, from 489 in 1970 to 1,268 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Danbury was 1,283 residents, which ranked 175th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 34.0 persons per square mile of land area. Danbury contains 37.8 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $1,914,975
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $2,409,641
Zoning Ordinance 2002/22
Master Plan 2011
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds; Checklist; ZBA; Library; Recreation; Auditor
Public Library George Gamble

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 16 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
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 ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.50
2022 Equalization Ratio 78.9
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.78
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 705
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 560
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 12
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 133
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,283 156,020
2020 1,250 153,808
2010 1,164 146,445
2000 1,073 136,716
1990 884 120,618
1980 680 98,302
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   666 Female:   700
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 68
Age 5 to 19 171
Age 20 to 34 141
Age 35 to 54 465
Age 55 to 64 222
Age 65 and over 299
Median Age 51.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,096
High school graduate or higher 92.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 16.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,654
Median family income $85,357
Median household income $60,268
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $52,102
Female $47,330
Individuals below the poverty level 13.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 688 695
Employed 656 678
Unemployed 32 17
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 25 85
Average Weekly Wage $899 $1,207
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 83 113
Average Weekly Wage $413 $592
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 108 199
Average Weekly Wage $524 $856
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 31 40
Average Weekly Wage $520 $614
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 138 238
Average Weekly Wage $523 $816

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment 76
2022 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: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen; Dartmouth; Franklin Pierce-Lebanono; Upper Valley Educators Institute; Plymouth State

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Ragged Mountain Resort Ski area, golf course 20 1964
William Wallace Prefab Manufactured house panels 32 2002
Danbury Country Store Country store 11 2013

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 104
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, BristolRunway1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 27 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 50 miles
Portland, ME 142 miles
Boston, MA 100 miles
New York City, NY 293 miles
Montreal, Quebec 215 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 616
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 3.6%
Worked at home 6.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 38.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 10.1%
Commuting to another NH community 83.9%
Commuting out-of-state 6.0%
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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist 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 Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
Other: Community Center; Independence Park; NH Railtrail; Danbury North Road Schoolhouse Museum

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/9/22

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