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Stoddard, NH

stoddard New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Stoddard
Michelle Pong, Town Administrator
1450 Route 123 North
Stoddard, NH 03464
Telephone (603) 446-3326 x103
Fax (603) 446-2278
E-mail townadministrator@stoddardnh.org
Web Site www.stoddardnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 1-6, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, 11-6, Thursday, 11-8, F 11-6, closed 2:30-3

County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Hillsborough, NH LMA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 8
State Representative Cheshire County Districts 9, 16

Incorporated: 1774
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1752 to Colonel Sampson Stoddard of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and others as Monadnock Number 7. It was known locally as Limerick before being incorporated as Stoddard in 1774, in honor of Colonel Stoddard. Colonel Stoddard was appointed to survey southwestern New Hampshire by the colonial government, receiving several land grants for the service. One of his surveying assistants was Benjamin Pierce, father of President Franklin Pierce. Between 1840 and 1873, Stoddard was a center of glass manufacturing, home to four glass factories whose products are prized by collectors today.
Villages and Place Names: Leominster Corner, Mill Village, South Stoddard, Woods Mill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 701 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Stoddard totaled 1,141 over 50 years, from 242 in 1970 to 1,383 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Stoddard was 1,416, which ranked 170th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 27.8 persons per square mile of land area. Stoddard contains 50.9 square miles of land area and 2.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022-2023 $1,550,859
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $3,099,426
Zoning Ordinance 1986/14
Master Plan 2019
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Zoning & Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds; Treasurer; Tax Collector/ Town Clerk; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Davis Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department On-Call
Emergency Medical Service On-Call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 18 miles 25
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 20 miles 94

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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 Consolidated Communications; Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.33
2022 Equalization Ratio 67.8
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.03
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.4%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,006
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 983
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 3
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 20
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 1,416 77,350
2020 1,374 76,458
2010 1,232 77,117
2000 931 73,993
1990 623 70,223
1980 482 62,116
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   551 Female:   560
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 61
Age 5 to 19 165
Age 20 to 34 175
Age 35 to 54 299
Age 55 to 64 200
Age 65 and over 211
Median Age 49.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 841
High school graduate or higher 96.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 27.1%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $40,198
Median family income $93,393
Median household income $84,063
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $62,250
Female $49,583
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 712 710
Employed 681 694
Unemployed 31 16
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 6
Average Weekly Wage n $543
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 55
Average Weekly Wage n $1,194
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 65 61
Average Weekly Wage $888 $1,130
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 11 30
Average Weekly Wage $233 $153
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 76 91
Average Weekly Wage $790 $811

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Stoddard operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are tuitioned to Keene SAU 24
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Career Center (Keene); Fall Mountain RHS - CTE
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-5 9-12
Total Enrollment 58
2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 45
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Keene State; Antioch New England; 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, 123
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 5
Distance 25 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Hawthorne-Feather, AntrimRunway3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 57 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 52 miles
Portland, ME 144 miles
Boston, MA 102 miles
New York City, NY 238 miles
Montreal, Quebec 237 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 616
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 11.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 18.3%
Commuting to another NH community 77.2%
Commuting out-of-state 4.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
X 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
Tourist 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
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak; Granite Gorge
Other: Highland & Granite Lakes

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 5/31/23

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