Danbury New Hampshire Community Profile

Danbury new hampshire community profile
Danbury, NH
Community Contact Danbury Board of Selectmen
Albert Epperly, Chairman
23 High Street
Danbury, NH 03230

Telephone (603) 768-3313
Fax (603) 768-3313
E-mail danburyselectmen@adelphia.net
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, and Wednesday, 1 pm - 6 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 6 pm, and every 3rd Saturday, 8 am - 11 am

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 2
State Senate
District 5
State Representative
Merrimack County District 1
Incorporated: 1795

Origin: This town was not an original colonial grant, but was formed from part of Alexandria to the north. In 1794, a group of Alexandria residents petitioned the state legislature to separate Alexandria into two towns due to the inconvenience of having a mountain divide the town, making it difficult for all residents to gather in a single place. The petition was granted in 1795, and the lower piece was incorporated as Danbury in that year. The name was suggested by a settler from Danbury, Connecticut; Connecticut's Danbury was named in 1687 after Danbury, England, the site of an eleventh-century Danish camp.

Villages and Place Names: Elmwood, Fords Crossing, Fords Mill, South Danbury, Converse Station

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 165 residents in 1800

Population Trends: Population change for Danbury totaled 577 over 50 years, from 496 in 1950 to 1,073 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 30 percent increase over the next decade. The 2005 Census estimate for Danbury was 1,137 residents, which ranked 173rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 30.1 persons per square mile of land area. Danbury contains 37.8 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2001 $1,406,964
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 2002
Master Plan 1985
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Police Chief;
Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Appointed:
Library

Public Library George Gamble

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 16 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier 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
No
Recycling
Voluntary

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $27.99
2005 Equalization Ratio 56.4
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $15.68

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings
7.7%
Other Property including Utilities
2.9%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 670
   
2005 Single-Family Units 556
Building Permits Issued
7
2005 Multi-Family Units 42
Building Permits Issued
0
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 72
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,137 146,881
2000 1,073 136,716
1990 884 120,618
1980 680 98,302
1970 489 80,925

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
546
Female
525

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
46
Age 5 to 19
225
Age 20 to 34
152
Age 35 to 54
392
Age 55 to 64
119
Age 65 and over
137
Median Age
41.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
82.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
17.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $18,339
Median 4-person family income $40,809
Median household income $38,312

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,105
Female
$26,328

Families below the poverty level 8.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
385 617
Employed
375 594
Unemployed
10 23
Unemployment Rate
2.6% 3.7%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
21 29
Average Weekly Wage
$454 $720
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
34 92
Average Weekly Wage
$274 $659
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
55 120
Average Weekly Wage
$343 $673
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
36 35
Average Weekly Wage
$262 $483
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
91 155
Average Weekly Wage
$311 $631
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 Newfound Area (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) District: SAU 4
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region: 05

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-5
Total Enrollment
80
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 37
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia; Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Ragged Mountain Ski area 30+ 1964
William Wallace Prefab Manufactured House Panels 15+ 2002
Danbury General Store Mercantile 6
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 4
  State Routes 104
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
         Distance 15 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, Bristol
Runway
1,930 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 27 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
50 miles
Portland, ME
116 miles
Boston, MA
100 miles
New York City, NY
295 miles
Montreal, Quebec
216 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.5%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
1.3%
Worked at home
3.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
11%
Commuting to another NH community
84%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Ragged Mountain
   
Other: Community center; Independence park
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