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Madbury, NH

madbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Madbury
Lisa Amarosa, Town Clerk
13 Town Hall Road
Madbury, NH 03823
Telephone (603) 742-5131
Fax (603) 742-2505
E-mail tcmadbury@comcast.net
Web Site www.townofmadbury.com

Municipal Office Hours Town Hall, Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 8-1 and 5-7, Wednesday and Thursday, 8-1

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 21
State Representative Strafford County District 11, 20

Incorporated: 1755
Origin: This town was a part of Dover and Durham that was sometimes called Barbados because many residents were traders with the island. Also located here was the farm of Sir Francis Champernowne of Greenland, nephew to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, who at one time held proprietary rights to what is now the state of Maine. Sir Francis' English home was called Modbury, and the name Madbury is in its honor. Madbury Parish was granted for the first time in 1755, and town privileges were granted in 1768. The name Barbados is still used for several natural features of the area, including Barbados Pond.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 592 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Madbury totaled 1,215 over 50 years, from 704 in 1970 to 1,919 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Madbury was 1,954 residents, which ranked 143rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 169.2 persons per square mile of land area. Madbury contains 11.6 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $2,130,723
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $6,894,135
Zoning Ordinance 1963/23
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Checklist; Trust Funds; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Treasurer; Moderator
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Recreation; Water Resources
Public Library Madbury Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Part-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Durham - Municipal; McGregor Memorial EMS - Full-time Non-Profit
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 6 miles 173

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Commuications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $25.27
2022 Equalization Ratio 68.6
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.08
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other8.7%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 741
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 632
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 49
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 60
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,954 132,275
2020 1,918 130,889
2010 1,771 123,143
2000 1,511 112,676
1990 1,408 104,348
1980 987 85,324
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,019 Female:   1,147
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 105
Age 5 to 19 472
Age 20 to 34 347
Age 35 to 54 650
Age 55 to 64 317
Age 65 and over 275
Median Age 38.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,448
High school graduate or higher 98.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 52.6%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $53,021
Median family income $154,792
Median household income $144,191
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $88,056
Female $63,233
Individuals below the poverty level 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,010 1,074
Employed 972 1,054
Unemployed 38 20
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 1.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 41 60
Average Weekly Wage $880 $1,692
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 104 170
Average Weekly Wage $979 $896
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 145 230
Average Weekly Wage $951 $1,104
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 101 89
Average Weekly Wage $682 $934
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 246 319
Average Weekly Wage $841 $1,056

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 Oyster River Cooperative (Durham, Lee, Madbury) SAU 5
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Career Technical Center
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-4 9-12
Total Enrollment 297
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 143
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Taylor Egg Products Egg products 17 1970
University of NH Kingman Farm Research 9 1970
R & L Engines Automotive shop 4 1992
Moharimet Elementry School Education 77 1988
Green Acres Stables Horse stables 3 1994
Garland's Garage Automotive services 4 1995
Schnitzer Northeast Metal recycling 6 2008
Landcare Inc. Landscaping services 31 2000
Little Tree Education Child care center 8 2015
Carriage Hill Assisted Living Assisted Living Facility 30 2015

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 9, 108, 155
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 8; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 4 miles; 12 miles
Railroad Boston-Portland
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease InternationalRunway11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 39 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 35 miles
Portland, ME 64 miles
Boston, MA 66 miles
New York City, NY 232 miles
Montreal, Quebec 281 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,285
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.6%
Public transportation 1.2%
Walked 0.6%
Other Means 1.3%
Worked at home 9.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 13.4%
Commuting to another NH community 73.7%
Commuting out-of-state 12.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/1/23

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