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Roxbury, NH

roxbury New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Roxbury
Robin Buffum, Town Clerk
3 Middletown Road
Roxbury, NH 03431
Telephone (603) 352-4903
Fax (603) 352-4903
E-mail townofroxburynh@myfairpoint.net
Web Site http://roxburynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 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 District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 10
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 9, 14

Incorporated: 1812
Origin: This territory was once a part of Monadnock Number 5 (Marlborough), one of the settlements reserved for soldiers of the French wars. In 1796, settlers in the southwest portion of Packersfield (Nelson), the northern portion of Marlborough, and the northwest portion of Dublin, who felt their homes were too far from the meetinghouses of their respective towns, petitioned for an incorporated town of their own. The 1796 petition failed, but petitioners were successful on their second try in 1812. The new town was named Roxbury after their old village, now part of Boston.
Villages and Place Names: Roxbury Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 366 residents in 1820
Population Trends: Population change for Roxbury totaled 59 over 49 years, from 161 in 1970 to 220 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 22 percent between 1990 and 2000, a numeric change of 43. The 2019 Census estimate for Roxbury was 220 residents, which ranked 232nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the third smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 18.4 persons per square mile of land area. Roxbury contains 12.0 square miles of land area and 0.3square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $310,132
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019-2020 $528,095
Zoning Ordinance 1972/08
Master Plan 2016
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Treasurer; Trust Funds; Sexton
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Part-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Keene - Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 4 miles 98

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells & City of Keene
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 Limited
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) $25.28
2019 Equalization Ratio 102.8
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.80
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.0%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 81
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 78
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 3
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 220 76,085
2010 229 77,117
2000 237 73,993
1990 194 70,223
1980 190 62,116
1970 161 52,364
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   88 Female:   92
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 16
Age 5 to 19 13
Age 20 to 34 30
Age 35 to 54 56
Age 55 to 64 44
Age 65 and over 21
Median Age 46.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 33.8%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $50,058
Median family income $104,688
Median household income $95,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $64,375
Female $61,250
Individuals below the poverty level 1.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 149 132
Employed 142 130
Unemployed 7 2
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 1.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 0
Average Weekly Wage n $0
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 4 5
Average Weekly Wage $127 $198
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Swanzey, Troy) SAU 93
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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; Antioch New England

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 9
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3
Distance 19 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 56 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 65 miles
Portland, ME 157 miles
Boston, MA 91 miles
New York City, NY 226 miles
Montreal, Quebec 246 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 92.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 1.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 2.8%
Worked at home 3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 6.5%
Commuting to another NH community 89.8%
Commuting out-of-state 3.7%
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
X Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Granite Gorge
Other: Hiking; Otter Brook Dam

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/27/20

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