Marlborough, NH

Community Contact Marlborough Board of Selectmen
Sandra LaPlante, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 487
Marlborough, NH 03455-0487
Telephone (603) 876-3751
Fax (603) 876-3313
E-mail selectmen@marlboroughnh.org
Web Site www.marlboroughnh.org
Municipal Office Hours Monday, 9 am - 4:30 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, and Friday, 9 am - 2 pm
County Cheshire
Labor Market Area Keene NH Micro-NECTA
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Southwest Region
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.
Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 10
State Representative
Cheshire County District 6
Incorporated: 1776
Origin: This territory was first granted in 1752 by the Masonian Proprietors as Monadnock Number 5. On some early maps, the town was called Oxford, and was referenced as New Marlborough in early state documents. Many of the settlers were from Marlborough, Massachusetts, which had been named for John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, in the late 1600s. The town was incorporated as Marlborough in 1776. At one time there was a thriving granite quarrying industry in Marlborough.
Villages and Place Names: Webb
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 786 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Marlborough totaled 452 over 50 years, from 1,561 in 1950 to 2,013 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 10 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the four other decades had increases of five percent or less. The 2008 Census estimate for Marlborough was 2,070 residents, which ranked 138th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 101.5 persons per square mile of land area. Marlborough contains 20.4 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2008 $1,724,771
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009 $16,016,529
Zoning Ordinance 1958/08
Master Plan 2001
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Conservation; Library; Cemetery; Open Space; Planning; Zoning; Recreation

Public Library Frost Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department On call
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 6 miles 146

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Marlborough Water Works

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
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 Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.65
2008 Equalization Ratio 106.5
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.97

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
86.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
11.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.2%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 960
2008 Single-Family Units 637
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
1
2008 Multi-Family Units 282
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 41
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,070 77,170
2000 2,013 73,993
1990 1,939 70,223
1980 1,846 62,116
1970 1,671 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
971
Female
1,038

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
102
Age 5 to 19
398
Age 20 to 34
347
Age 35 to 54
648
Age 55 to 64
206
Age 65 and over
308
Median Age
40 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
26.0%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $19,967
Median 4-person family income $50,927
Median household income $44,904

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,727
Female
$23,882

Families below the poverty level 1.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,147 1,228
Employed
1,112 1,189
Unemployed
35 39
Unemployment Rate
3.1% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
212 171
Average Weekly Wage
$533 $657
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
179 238
Average Weekly Wage
$388 $633
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
391 409
Average Weekly Wage
$467 $643
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
96 98
Average Weekly Wage
$421 $586
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
487 507
Average Weekly Wage
$458 $632
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Marlborough operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Keene District:SAU 29
Career Technology Center(s): Cheshire Center of Applied Science, Keene; Fall Mountain High School, Langdon Region:13
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K R 1-8
Total Enrollment
167
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:1 Total Capacity:9
Nearest Community/Technical College:Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Keene State; Franklin Pierce University; New England; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
American Construction General contractor, construction management 15 1985
Electronic Aid, Inc. Electronic sub-assemblies 11 1985
Marlborough Country Convenience Convenience store 10 1975
Classic Car Parts Vintage car parts 10 1970
Mountain Industries Silk screen products 100 1993
Supreme Audio, Inc. Specialized audio equipment 9 1995
Olive Kids Childrens furniture
Marlborough Construction Construction, excavation 5 1973
Safety Environmental Controls Sales of environmental equipment 1997

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 12, 101, 124
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 3
Distance 20 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dillant-Hopkins, Keene
Runway
6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 48 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
50 miles
Portland, ME
146 miles
Boston, MA
87 miles
New York City, NY
224 miles
Montreal, Quebec
250 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
8.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.2%
Other Means
0.2%
Worked at home
6.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
19%
Commuting to another NH community
77%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
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
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
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
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Mount Sunapee, Granite Gorge
Other:Meetinghouse Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/17/09

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