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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 Selectmen: Meeting Monday, 6:30 pm; Monday, 9 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, Friday, 9 am - 2 pm

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 10, 15

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 405 over 49 years, from 1,671 in 1970 to 2,076 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 10 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the three other decades had increases of five percent or less. The 2019 Census estimate for Marlborough was 2,076 residents, which ranked 139th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 101.7 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Middleton. 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, 2019 $3,347,555
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $6,065,758
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; Open Space; Planning; Zoning; Recreation
Public Library Frost Free

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 6 miles 98

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 Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
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) $31.47
2019 Equalization Ratio 84.5
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.44
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,004
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 635
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 178
Five or More Units in Structure 129
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 62
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,076 76,085
2010 2,063 77,117
2000 2,013 73,993
1990 1,939 70,223
1980 1,846 62,116
1970 1,671 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,167 Female:   1,230
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 140
Age 5 to 19 355
Age 20 to 34 375
Age 35 to 54 585
Age 55 to 64 446
Age 65 and over 496
Median Age 44.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 34.6%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $41,758
Median family income $98,854
Median household income $71,023
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $60,133
Female $41,208
Individuals below the poverty level 8.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,250 1,201
Employed 1,180 1,175
Unemployed 70 26
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 152 114
Average Weekly Wage $601 $832
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 200 159
Average Weekly Wage $608 $859
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 352 274
Average Weekly Wage $605 $848
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 101 92
Average Weekly Wage $599 $638
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 453 365
Average Weekly Wage $604 $795

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 Region: 13
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 168
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 9
Nearest Community/Technical College: Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; 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
Mountain Industries Silk screen products 100 1993
Supreme Audio, Inc. Specialized audio equipment 9 1995
Marlborough Construction Construction, excavation 5 1973
Safety Environmental Controls Sales of environmental equipment 1997

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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 12.4%
Worked at home 3.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 21.2%
Commuting to another NH community 75.8%
Commuting out-of-state 3.0%
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
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, 2021. Community Response Received 6/19/19

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