Rollinsford, NH

Community Contact Town of Rollinsford
Ed Jansen, Chairman
PO Box 309
Rollinsford, NH 03869
Telephone (603) 742-2510
Fax (603) 740-0254
E-mail town@rollinsford.nh.us
Web Site www.rollinsford.nh.us
Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 1 pm, and Thursday, 3 pm - 7 pm
County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 21
State Representative
Strafford County District 2
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 998 over 50 years, from 1,652 in 1950 to 2,650 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 17 percent increase, which occurred between 1950 and 1960 and also between 1960 and 1970. The 2008 Census estimate for Rollinsford was 2,643 residents, which ranked 112th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 361.6 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, 2009 $4,039,554
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009 $1,295,704
Zoning Ordinance 1970/08
Master Plan 1988
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Highway Safety; Historic

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 4 miles 134
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 10 miles 70

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Rollinsford Water & Sewer

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
none
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.10
2008 Equalization Ratio 105.2
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.82

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
88.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
10.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,097
2008 Single-Family Units 729
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
-1
2008 Multi-Family Units 346
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 22
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,643 121,914
2000 2,650 112,676
1990 2,427 104,348
1980 2,319 85,324
1970 2,273 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,309
Female
1,339

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
178
Age 5 to 19
543
Age 20 to 34
518
Age 35 to 54
847
Age 55 to 64
236
Age 65 and over
326
Median Age
36.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
88.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
26.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $24,444
Median 4-person family income $60,625
Median household income $48,588

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$37,750
Female
$26,068

Families below the poverty level 2.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,551 1,619
Employed
1,515 1,566
Unemployed
36 53
Unemployment Rate
2.3% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
331 335
Average Weekly Wage
$601 $750
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
208 168
Average Weekly Wage
$398 $534
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
539 503
Average Weekly Wage
$523 $678
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
64 79
Average Weekly Wage
$359 $567
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
602 582
Average Weekly Wage
$505 $663
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Rollinsford operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Somersworth District:SAU 56
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Voc. Center; Somersworth Reg. Voc. Center; Creteau Voc. Center, Rochester Region:12
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
197
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:2 Total Capacity:39
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
MFB Holding, LLC Fixtures in wood, plastic 13 1988
Janco Electronics Circuit board assembly 65 1963

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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 Boston & Maine
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, Rochester
Runway
4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Jetport Distance 43 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
45 miles
Portland, ME
46 miles
Boston, MA
71 miles
New York City, NY
282 miles
Montreal, Quebec
282 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
85.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.1%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
1.4%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
3.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
12%
Commuting to another NH community
73%
Commuting out-of-state
14%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
X Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Gunstock
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/30/09

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