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Monroe, NH


monroe New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Monroe
Board of Selectmen
152 Woodsville Road
Monroe, NH 03771
Telephone (603) 638-2644
Fax (603) 638-2021
E-mail monroeselectmen@roadrunner.com
Web Site www.monroenh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Meeting Tuesday, 7 pm - 9 pm; Administrative Assistant: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Friday, 8 am - 1 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, 8:30 am - 12 noon, Tuesday, 5 pm - 8 pm, Friday, 8:30 am - 12 noon

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Haverhill, NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County Districts 2, 14

Incorporated: 1854
Origin: This territory was first known as Hurd's Location or West Lyman. In 1769, James Hurd was granted five islands in the Connecticut River between Lyman and Barnet, Vermont by Governor John Wentworth. Descendents of James Hurd wanted to name the town after him when it was separated from Lyman in 1854, but lost out to the name Monroe. President James Monroe, for whom a mountain in the Presidential Range had been recently named, toured the region during his presidency. Monroe contains part of the Ammonoosuc Gold Fields, extensive mineral deposits that have never been successfully mined.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 619 residents in 1860
Population Trends: Population change for Monroe totaled 417 over 49 years, from 385 in 1970 to 802 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, following a 19 percent increase in the next decade. The 2019 Census estimate for Monroe was 802 residents, which ranked 200th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 35.8 persons per square mile of land area. Monroe contains 22.4 square miles of land area and 1.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $1,166,265
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $3,774,639
Zoning Ordinance 1941/17
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Library
Public Library Monroe Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Covered by State
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 11 miles 35
Northeastern VT, St. Johnsbury VT 15 miles 75

Utilities
Electric Supplier Liberty Utilities; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Monroe Water Department
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.34
2019 Equalization Ratio 93.4
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.07
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings17.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other81.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 402
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 369
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2
Five or More Units in Structure 16
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 15
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 802 89,886
2010 788 89,118
2000 765 81,826
1990 734 74,998
1980 619 65,806
1970 385 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   529 Female:   437
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 64
Age 5 to 19 166
Age 20 to 34 180
Age 35 to 54 169
Age 55 to 64 167
Age 65 and over 220
Median Age 46.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.1%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $33,657
Median family income $83,295
Median household income $69,531
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $61,458
Female $37,321
Individuals below the poverty level 4.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 433 392
Employed 407 381
Unemployed 26 11
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
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 95 168
Average Weekly Wage $904 $1,081
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 10 9
Average Weekly Wage $363 $454
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 105 177
Average Weekly Wage $854 $1,048

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Monroe operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to the State of Vermont (St. Johnsbury Academy) SAU 77
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career & Technical Center (VT) Region: 4
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 77
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Lyndon State (VT)

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Monroe Consolidated School Education 43
Pete & Gerry's Egg processing, poultry 96 1970

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 135
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 18
Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, HaverhillRunway2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 56 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 123 miles
Portland, ME 131 miles
Boston, MA 173 miles
New York City, NY 318 miles
Montreal, Quebec 159 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 4.5%
Other Means 7.4%
Worked at home 26.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 23.1%
Commuting to another NH community 50.0%
Commuting out-of-state 26.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Loon & Burke Mountains
   
Other: Outdoor Skating Rink

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/4/20

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