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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 Monday, 8 am - 1 pm, 5 pm - 7 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm

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 2
State Senate District District 21
State Representative Strafford County District 6

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 1,179 over 49 years, from 704 in 1970 to 1,883 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 43 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 40 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Madbury was 1,883 residents, which ranked 145th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 163.0 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, 2019 $1,986,503
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $5,332,881
Zoning Ordinance 1963/19
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
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 142

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
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.86
2019 Equalization Ratio 83.8
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.67
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 666
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 545
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 60
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 61
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 1,883 130,633
2010 1,771 123,143
2000 1,511 112,676
1990 1,408 104,348
1980 987 85,324
1970 704 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   992 Female:   909
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 112
Age 5 to 19 410
Age 20 to 34 285
Age 35 to 54 612
Age 55 to 64 282
Age 65 and over 200
Median Age 41.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 55.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $48,849
Median family income $132,679
Median household income $123,875
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $72,857
Female $59,306
Individuals below the poverty level 2.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,000 1,089
Employed 956 1,063
Unemployed 44 26
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 2.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 45 50
Average Weekly Wage $717 $1,143
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 111 190
Average Weekly Wage $778 $802
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 156 240
Average Weekly Wage $761 $874
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 99 92
Average Weekly Wage $675 $904
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 255 333
Average Weekly Wage $727 $882

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 Region: 12
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-4
Total Enrollment 316
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 139
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
Garland's Garage Automotive services 4 1995
Schnitzer Northeast Metal recycling 6
Landcare Inc. Landscaping services 31 2000

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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 8.8%
Worked at home 15.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 10.2%
Commuting to another NH community 74.6%
Commuting out-of-state 15.2%
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, 2021. Community Response Received 7/11/19

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