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Rollinsford, NH

rollinsford New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Rollinsford
Caroline Kendall, Town Administrator
PO Box 309
Rollinsford, NH 03869
Telephone (603) 742-2510
Fax (603) 740-0254
E-mail selectboard@rollinsford.nh.us
Web Site www.rollinsford.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm, closed Fridays in July, August, September

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 4
State Representative Strafford County Districts 18, 21

Incorporated: 1849
Origin: This area was part of Dover when that town was incorporated in 1641. When Somersworth was separated from Dover in 1729, Rollinsford was included as a parish of that town. Rollinsford was incorporated as a new town in 1849, and so named in honor of newlyweds Edward H. and Ellen West Rollins. Rollins went on to be Speaker of the New Hampshire House, chairman of the State Republican Committee, Congressman and Senator from New Hampshire, and founder of the banking firm E.H. Rollins & Sons in Boston. His son, Frank W. Rollins, was Governor of New Hampshire, 1899-1901, and the originator of Old Home Week.
Villages and Place Names: Kelwyn Park, Rollinsford Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,862 residents in 1850
Population Trends: Population change for Rollinsford totaled 313 over 49 years, from 2,273 in 1970 to 2,586 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a nine percent increase between 1990 and 2000. The 2019 Census estimate for Rollinsford was 2,586 residents, which ranked 120th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 353.8 persons per square mile of land area. Rollinsford contains 7.3 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $2,930,400
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $5,864,315
Zoning Ordinance 1970/18
Master Plan 1988
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectboar; Budget; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Highway Safety; Historic; Recreation
Public Library Rollinsford Town

Emergency Services
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer & private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 4 miles 142
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 10 miles 96

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier Unitil
Water Supplier Private wells; Rollinsford Water & Sewer
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $22.61
2019 Equalization Ratio 90.3
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.31
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings15.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,115
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 818
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 160
Five or More Units in Structure 124
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 13
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,586 130,633
2010 2,527 123,143
2000 2,650 112,676
1990 2,427 104,348
1980 2,319 85,324
1970 2,273 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,178 Female:   1,389
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 99
Age 5 to 19 428
Age 20 to 34 494
Age 35 to 54 610
Age 55 to 64 521
Age 65 and over 415
Median Age 45.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 37.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $40,243
Median family income $98,466
Median household income $75,682
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $64,438
Female $49,718
Individuals below the poverty level 6.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,586 1,436
Employed 1,507 1,404
Unemployed 79 32
Unemployment Rate 5.0% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 325 266
Average Weekly Wage $734 $851
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 169 246
Average Weekly Wage $538 $672
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 495 512
Average Weekly Wage $667 $765
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 84 81
Average Weekly Wage $551 $710
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 579 594
Average Weekly Wage $650 $758

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Rollinsford operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Eliot, ME SAU 56
Career Technology Center(s): Somersworth Career Technical Center Region: 12
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 156
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 21
Nearest Community/Technical College: Great Bay
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Janco Inc. Plastic molding, fabrication 67 1963
Janco Electronics Circuit board assembly 65 1963
Wentworth Green House Nursery, garden supply store
Alexander's Restaurant
Mick Construction
C & J Transportation Bus services

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 4
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 9; I-95 (ME), Exit 2
Distance 6 miles; 11 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, RochesterRunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 43 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 44 miles
Portland, ME 46 miles
Boston, MA 69 miles
New York City, NY 279 miles
Montreal, Quebec 284 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.1%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 8.1%
Worked at home 20.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 14.7%
Commuting to another NH community 65.0%
Commuting out-of-state 20.3%
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
X Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X 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
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Open Studios May-Nov

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/21/20

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