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Marlow, NH

marlow New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Marlow
Jacqui Fay, Executive Administrator
167 NH Route 123, Town Office
Marlow, NH 03456-0184
Telephone (603) 446-2245 x1
Fax (603) 446-3806
E-mail marlowtownoffice@marlownh.gov
Web Site www.marlownh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 7 pm; Town Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 3:30 pm; Town Clerk: Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 7 pm, Thursday, 10 am - 12:30 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 5 pm - 7 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 8
State Representative Cheshire County District 2

Incorporated: 1761
Origin: This territory was first chartered in 1753 as Addison, after Joseph Addison, Secretary of State for England, who signed the appointment papers making John Wentworth Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1717. As a result of the French and Indian War, few original grantees settled there under the terms of the charter. The town was regranted in 1761 as Marlow, and the charter renewed in 1772. In some references, the name was in honor of Christopher Marlowe, the famed author and playwright; others indicate it was taken from the English town of the same name. Marlow was one of the towns that joined Vermont during the boundary dispute, but returned to New Hampshire in 1781.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 313 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Marlow totaled 373 over 57 years, from 350 in 1960 to 723 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the second largest was a 20 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2017 Census estimate for Marlow was 723 residents, which ranked 205th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 27.8 persons per square mile of land area. Marlow contains 26.0 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $667,756
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $1,548,626
Zoning Ordinance 1986/13
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget; Checklist; Trust Funds; Road
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation; Agricultural; Parks & Recreation; Joint Loss Mngmnt.
Public Library Marlow Town

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 17 miles 91

Electric Supplier Liberty Utilities; First Light; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
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) $23.99
2017 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.86
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.7%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 417
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 382
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 35
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 723 75,960
2010 742 77,117
2000 750 73,993
1990 651 70,223
1980 542 62,116
1970 390 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   381 Female:   307
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 22
Age 5 to 19 119
Age 20 to 34 66
Age 35 to 54 213
Age 55 to 64 118
Age 65 and over 150
Median Age 50.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.4%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,460
Median family income $65,938
Median household income $60,208
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,909
Female $35,278
Individuals below the poverty level 5.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 460 358
Employed 441 349
Unemployed 19 9
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $53 n
Average Weekly Wage $796 n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $46 $42
Average Weekly Wage $316 $445
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $99 n
Average Weekly Wage $574 n

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Marlow operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 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 1-6
Total Enrollment 35
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 12
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; New England; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Audio Accessories, Inc. Audio cables, patch cords, & patch boards 30 1966

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 123, 123A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 5
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
Lebanon Municipal Distance 49 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 58 miles
Portland, ME 150 miles
Boston, MA 108 miles
New York City, NY 237 miles
Montreal, Quebec 231 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.8%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 38.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 15.6%
Commuting to another NH community 74.8%
Commuting out-of-state 9.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
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
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Sunapee
Other: Rock Climbing

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,December 2018. Community Response Received 6/18/18

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