Madbury New Hampshire Community Profile

Madbury new hampshire community profile
Madbury, NH
Community Contact Madbury Planning Board
Pamela Seaver, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
13 Town Hall Road
Madbury, NH 03823

Telephone (603) 742-5131
Fax (603) 742-2505
E-mail not available
Web Site www.townofmadbury.com

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8 am - 1 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Rochester-Dover NH-ME Metro-NECTA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Seacoast
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Southeast Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 3
State Senate
District 6
State Representative
Strafford County District 7
Incorporated: 1755

Origin: This town was a part of Dover and Durham that was sometimes called Barbados because many residents were traders with the island. Also located here was the farm of Sir Francis Champernowne of Greenland, nephew to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, who at one time held proprietary rights to what is now the state of Maine. Sir Francis' English home was called Modbury, and the name Madbury is in its honor. Madbury Parish was granted for the first time in 1755, and town privileges were granted in 1768. The name Barbados is still used for several natural features of the area, including Barbados Pond.

Villages and Place Names:

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 592 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Madbury totaled 1,022 over 50 years, from 489 in 1950 to 1,511 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 43 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which followed a 40 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2005 Census estimate for Madbury was 1,660 residents, which ranked 153rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2005: 143.8 persons per square mile of land area. Madbury contains 11.5 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $1,700,744
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1963/05
Master Plan 2003
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

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

Public Library Madbury Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Part-time & volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 8/9
Emergency Medical Service Durham - Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Wentworth-Douglass, Dover 6 miles 178

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier Northern Utilities
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2005 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.52
2005 Equalization Ratio 103.9
2005 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $18.46

2005 Percent of Property Valuation by Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings
4.4%
Other Property including Utilities
4.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2005 Total Housing Units 649
   
2005 Single-Family Units 453
Building Permits Issued
13
2005 Multi-Family Units 122
Building Permits Issued
2
2005 Manufactured Housing Units 74
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2005 1,660 119,015
2000 1,511 112,676
1990 1,408 104,348
1980 987 85,324
1970 704 70,431

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
753
Female
756

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
74
Age 5 to 19
405
Age 20 to 34
244
Age 35 to 54
547
Age 55 to 64
124
Age 65 and over
115
Median Age
36.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
50.5%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $26,524
Median 4-person family income $67,981
Median household income $57,981

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$47,969
Female
$30,000

Families below the poverty level 3.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1995 2005
Civilian Labor Force
797 954
Employed
780 925
Unemployed
17 29
Unemployment Rate
2.1% 3.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1995 2005
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
71 59
Average Weekly Wage
$289 $607
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
83 131
Average Weekly Wage
$404 $787
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
155 190
Average Weekly Wage
$351 $731
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
5 86
Average Weekly Wage
$166 $588
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
159 276
Average Weekly Wage
$346 $686
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 Oyster River Cooperative (Durham, Lee, Madbury) District: SAU 5
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Voc. Center; Somersworth Reg. Voc. Center; Creteau Voc. Center, Rochester Region: 12

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
K 1-4
Total Enrollment
370
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2006: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 74
Nearest Community/Technical College: Stratham
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH; McIntosh
LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Taylor Egg Products Egg products 21 1970
Kids 'n' More Child Care Center Child care 13 2003
University of NH Kingman Farm Research 9 1970
New England Metal Recycling Auto recycling 6
RAM Construction General contracting 6
R & L Engines Automotive shop 4 1992
Garland's Garage Automotive services 3 1995
Green Acres Stables Horse stables 3
Moharimet Elementry School Education 1988
Landcare Inc. Landscaping Seasonal 2000
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 9, 108, 155
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 8;
I-95, Exit 5
         Distance 4 miles; 12 miles
Railroad Boston-Portland
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Pease International
Runway
11,321 ft. asphalt/concrete
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Pease International Distance 11 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 2

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
36 miles
Portland, ME
63 miles
Boston, MA
66 miles
New York City, NY
277 miles
Montreal, Quebec
285 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
9.5%
Public transportation
0.2%
Walked
0.9%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
7.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.2 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
13%
Commuting to another NH community
79%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X 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): Moose Mountain
   
Other:
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