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Marlborough, NH

marlborough New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Marlborough Board of Selectmen
Ellen Smith, Administrative Assistant
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 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate 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 443 over 57 years, from 1,612 in 1960 to 2,055 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 10 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the four other decades had increases of five percent or less. The 2017 Census estimate for Marlborough was 2,055 residents, which ranked 140th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 100.7 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, 2017 $2,094,354
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $5,783,467
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 91

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
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $30.17
2017 Equalization Ratio 98.6
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.61
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings84.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings13.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 951
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 564
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 144
Five or More Units in Structure 143
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 100
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 2,055 75,960
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) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   936 Female:   972
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 68
Age 5 to 19 283
Age 20 to 34 307
Age 35 to 54 471
Age 55 to 64 410
Age 65 and over 369
Median Age 47.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.7%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,969
Median family income $72,750
Median household income $50,694
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $53,370
Female $39,153
Individuals below the poverty level 8.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 1,244 1,189
Employed 1,205 1,165
Unemployed 39 24
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 2.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $162 $160
Average Weekly Wage $651 $1,295
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $248 $183
Average Weekly Wage $617 $674
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $410 $343
Average Weekly Wage $631 $963
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $118 $86
Average Weekly Wage $455 $605
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $529 $429
Average Weekly Wage $591 $892

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 181
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 6
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 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.7%
Other Means 0.9%
Worked at home 10.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 18.5%
Commuting to another NH community 76.9%
Commuting out-of-state 4.6%
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
Tourists 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,December 2018. Community Response Received 5/29/18

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