Roxbury, NH

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 www.keenenh.com/roxbury
Municipal Office Hours Monday 7 pm - 9 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: 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 120 over 50 years, from 117 in 1950 to 237 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 22 percent between 1990 and 2000, a numeric change of 43. The 2008 Census estimate for Roxbury was 245 residents, which ranked 231st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the fourth smallest community.
Population Density, 2008: 20.5 persons per square mile of land area. Roxbury contains 12.0 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2008 $195,466
Budget: School Appropriations, 2007-2008 $436,071
Zoning Ordinance 1972/01
Master Plan 1982
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Treasurer; Tax Collector; Auditor; Town Clerk; Trust Funds; Sexton
Appointed:

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 146

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells & City of Keene

Sanitation Private septic
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 Limited
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) $22.88
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $20.39

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
97.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
0.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
3.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 100
2008 Single-Family Units 85
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Multi-Family Units 6
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 9
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 245 77,170
2000 237 73,993
1990 194 70,223
1980 190 62,116
1970 161 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
118
Female
119

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
15
Age 5 to 19
49
Age 20 to 34
33
Age 35 to 54
90
Age 55 to 64
28
Age 65 and over
22
Median Age
40.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
29.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $21,124
Median 4-person family income $56,875
Median household income $49,375

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$33,984
Female
$23,750

Families below the poverty level 0.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
185 147
Employed
181 143
Unemployed
4 4
Unemployment Rate
2.2% 2.7%

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
n 44
Average Weekly Wage
n $352
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
5 4
Average Weekly Wage
$48 $117
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
n 48
Average Weekly Wage
n $331
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Monadnock Regional (Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy) District:SAU 38
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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: 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

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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, Keene
Runway
6,201 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
53 miles
Portland, ME
150 miles
Boston, MA
90 miles
New York City, NY
223 miles
Montreal, Quebec
246 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
91.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
6.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.0%
Other Means
2.2%
Worked at home
0.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 22.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
0%
Commuting to another NH community
96%
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
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
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):Granite Gorge
Other:Hiking; Otter Brook Dam

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/18/09

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