Stoddard, NH

Community Contact Stoddard Board of Selectmen
John D. Halter, Selectman
1450 Route 123 North
Stoddard, NH 03464
Telephone (603) 446-3326
Fax (603) 446-7770
E-mail townofstoddard@wildblue.net
Web Site www.stoddardnh.org
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen meeting Monday, 7 pm - 9 pm; Administrative Assistant: Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Thursday, 1 pm - 3 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: 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 731 over 50 years, from 200 in 1950 to 931 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 99 percent between 1970 and 1980, a numeric change of 240. The 2008 Census estimate for Stoddard was 1,047 residents, which ranked 183rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 20.6 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, 2008 $1,089,404
Budget: School Appropriations, 2008 $1,806,495
Zoning Ordinance 1986/03
Master Plan 2005
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds
Appointed:
Zoning; Conservation; Library; Recreation

Public Library Davis Public

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 18 miles 25
Cheshire Medical Center, Keene 20 miles 146

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Fairpoint; Granite State
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
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) $11.08
2008 Equalization Ratio 99.1
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $10.97

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
98.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings
0.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,099
2008 Single-Family Units 1,040
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
11
2008 Multi-Family Units 31
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 28
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 1,047 77,170
2000 931 73,993
1990 623 70,223
1980 482 62,116
1970 242 52,364

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
475
Female
453

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
39
Age 5 to 19
164
Age 20 to 34
141
Age 35 to 54
321
Age 55 to 64
123
Age 65 and over
140
Median Age
42.8 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher
32.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $19,617
Median 4-person family income $48,125
Median household income $37,639

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,343
Female
$25,227

Families below the poverty level 5.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
352 595
Employed
348 576
Unemployed
4 19
Unemployment Rate
1.1% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
35 n
Average Weekly Wage
$1,654 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
18 n
Average Weekly Wage
$263 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
53 132
Average Weekly Wage
$1,179 $988
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
25 33
Average Weekly Wage
$272 $334
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
78 165
Average Weekly Wage
$886 $857
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Stoddard operates grades K-5; grades 6-12 are tuitioned to Keene District:SAU 24
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 1-5
Total Enrollment
45
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:0 Total Capacity:0
Nearest Community/Technical College:River Valley
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Keene State; Antioch New England; New England

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Carlisle Restoration Lumber Lumber Products 66 1966

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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, Antrim
Runway
3,260 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 57 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
43 miles
Portland, ME
144 miles
Boston, MA
92 miles
New York City, NY
239 miles
Montreal, Quebec
238 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.7%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.6%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
7.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.6 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
14%
Commuting to another NH community
78%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
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
X 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
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Pat's Peak
Other:Highland & Granite Lakes

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 10/09/09

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