Marlow, NH

Community Contact Town of Marlow
Jacqui Fay, Executive Administrator
PO Box 184, Town Office
Marlow, NH 03456-0184
Telephone (603) 446-2245
Fax (603) 446-3806
E-mail townofmarlow@netryders.com
Web Site www.marlow-nh.org
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 7 pm - 9 pm; Town Clerk: Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 7 pm and Thursday, 10 am - 12:30 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 5 pm - 7 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 8
State Representative
Cheshire County District 2
Incorporated: 1761
Origin: This territory was first chartered in 1753 as Addison, after Joseph Addison, Secretary of State for England, who signed the appointment papers making John Wentworth Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1717. As a result of the French and Indian War, few original grantees settled there under the terms of the charter. The town was regranted in 1761 as Marlow, and the charter renewed in 1772. In some references, the name was in honor of Christopher Marlowe, the famed author and playwright; others indicate it was taken from the English town of the same name. Marlow was one of the towns that joined Vermont during the boundary dispute, but returned to New Hampshire in 1781.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 313 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Marlow totaled 420 over 50 years, from 330 in 1950 to 750 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the second largest was a 20 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2008 Census estimate for Marlow was 787 residents, which ranked 201st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 30.2 persons per square mile of land area. Marlow contains 26.0 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2006 $687,408
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $1,520,077
Zoning Ordinance 1986/07
Master Plan 2003
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library; Cemetery; Budget
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation

Public Library Marlow Town

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 17 miles 146

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Granite State; PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $19.56
2008 Equalization Ratio 90.1
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.53

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
93.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
3.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
2.8%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 425
2008 Single-Family Units 366
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Multi-Family Units 14
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 45
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 787 77,170
2000 750 73,993
1990 651 70,223
1980 542 62,116
1970 390 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
384
Female
363

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
52
Age 5 to 19
145
Age 20 to 34
121
Age 35 to 54
245
Age 55 to 64
86
Age 65 and over
98
Median Age
39.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
86.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
21.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $18,810
Median 4-person family income $47,813
Median household income $45,000

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$29,653
Female
$22,273

Families below the poverty level 2.7%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
364 450
Employed
355 435
Unemployed
9 15
Unemployment Rate
2.5% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
66 54
Average Weekly Wage
$689 $606
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
34 43
Average Weekly Wage
$269 $431
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
101 97
Average Weekly Wage
$546 $529
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Marlow operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 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 1-6
Total Enrollment
44
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:0 Total Capacity:0
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Keene State; New England; Antioch New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Audio Accessories, Inc. Audio cables, patch cords, and patch boards 55 1966

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 10, 123, 123A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 5
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
Lebanon Municipal Distance 49 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
48 miles
Portland, ME
148 miles
Boston, MA
97 miles
New York City, NY
234 miles
Montreal, Quebec
233 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.7%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.5%
Other Means
2.8%
Worked at home
2.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
12%
Commuting to another NH community
81%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
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
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Mount Sunapee
Other:Rock Climbing; October Fest

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

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