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Marlborough, NH

marlborough New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Marlborough
Ellen Smith, Town Administrator
PO Box 487
Marlborough, NH 03455-0487
Telephone (603) 876-3751
Fax (603) 876-3313
E-mail selectmen@marlboroughnh.org
Web Site www.marlboroughnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Office, Selectmen's Office, Town Clerk, and Tax Collector: Monday, 10-6, Tuesday and Thursday, 10-4, Wednesday, 9-1, closed Fridays

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene, NH Micropolitan NECTA
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 10
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 8, 16

Incorporated: 1776
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1752 by the Masonian Proprietors as Monadnock Number 5. On some early maps, the town was called Oxford, and was referenced as New Marlborough in early state documents. Many of the settlers were from Marlborough, Massachusetts, which had been named for John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, in the late 1600s. The town was incorporated as Marlborough in 1776. At one time there was a thriving granite quarrying industry in Marlborough.
Villages and Place Names: Webb
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 786 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Marlborough totaled 430 over 50 years, from 1,671 in 1970 to 2,101 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Marlborough was 2,151 residents, which ranked 134th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 105.4 persons per square mile of land area. Marlborough contains 20.4 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $5,052,148
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $6,262,738
Zoning Ordinance 1958/10
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Planning; Zoning; Recreation
Public Library Frost Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service On-Call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 6 miles 94

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Marlborough Water Works
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
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) $26.11
2022 Equalization Ratio 80.4
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.95
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings11.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.5%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,022
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 695
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 147
Five or More Units in Structure 146
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 34
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 2,151 77,350
2020 2,096 76,458
2010 2,063 77,117
2000 2,013 73,993
1990 1,939 70,223
1980 1,846 62,116
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   1,117 Female:   1,374
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 243
Age 5 to 19 419
Age 20 to 34 258
Age 35 to 54 681
Age 55 to 64 439
Age 65 and over 451
Median Age 42.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 1,744
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 33.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $41,479
Median family income $91,932
Median household income $75,078
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $65,117
Female $52,500
Individuals below the poverty level 14.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 1,248 1,160
Employed 1,196 1,133
Unemployed 52 27
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 164 152
Average Weekly Wage $626 $985
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 168 165
Average Weekly Wage $693 $785
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 332 316
Average Weekly Wage $660 $881
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 78 82
Average Weekly Wage $630 $715
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 410 398
Average Weekly Wage $654 $847

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Marlborough operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 29
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 154
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce; New England; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Marlborough Country Convenience Convenience store 10 1975
Classic Car Parts Vintage car parts 10 1970
Suprem+AC135+Y135:AO1+Y135:AO135 Specialized audio equipment 9 1995
Guyer & Son Roofing Roofing 10 1958
Safety Environmental Controls Sales of environmental equipment 1997
Marlborough Greenhouse Wholesale potted bulbs 1985

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12, 101, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3
Distance 20 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, SwanzeyRunway6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 48 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 52 miles
Portland, ME 146 miles
Boston, MA 87 miles
New York City, NY 226 miles
Montreal, Quebec 248 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 1,233
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 1.0%
Worked at home 9.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 20.5%
Commuting to another NH community 77.0%
Commuting out-of-state 2.5%
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)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee, Granite Gorge, Pat's Peak
Other: Meetinghouse Pond Wildlife Sanctuary; Meetinghouse; Town pond

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

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