Monroe New Hampshire Community Profile

Monroe new hampshire community profile
Monroe, NH
Community Contact Town of Monroe
Board of Selectmen
Main Street, PO Box 63
Monroe, NH 03771

Telephone (603) 638-2644
Fax (603) 638-2021
E-mail monroe@surfglobal.net
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Monday, 8:30 am - 12 noon and 4 pm - 6 pm, Tuesday, 6 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon, and Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton NH-VT LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 3
Incorporated: 1854

Origin: This territory was first known as Hurd's Location or West Lyman. In 1769, James Hurd was granted five islands in the Connecticut River between Lyman and Barnet, Vermont by Governor John Wentworth. Descendents of James Hurd wanted to name the town after him when it was separated from Lyman in 1854, but lost out to the name Monroe. President James Monroe, for whom a mountain in the Presidential Range had been recently named, toured the region during his presidency. Monroe contains part of the Ammonoosuc Gold Fields, extensive mineral deposits that have never been successfully mined.

Villages and Place Names: unknown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 619 residents in 1860

Population Trends: Population change for Monroe totaled 355 over 50 years, from 410 in 1950 to 765 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which followed a nine percent loss in population over the previous decade. The 2006 Census estimate for Monroe was 855 residents, which ranked 195th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 38.1 persons per square mile of land area. Monroe contains 22.4 square miles of land area and 1.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $765,622
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1941/03
Master Plan 1990
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Monroe Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department On Call
Town Fire Insurance Rating 5/9
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 11 miles 25
Northeastern VT, St. Johnsbury VT 15 miles 75

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier National Grid; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Monroe Water Department

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

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.49
2006 Equalization Ratio 62.4
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.63

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
24.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
74.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 366
   
2006 Single-Family Units 337
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
1
2006 Multi-Family Units 13
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 16
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 855 85,336
2000 765 81,826
1990 734 74,998
1980 619 65,806
1970 385 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
380
Female
379

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
22
Age 5 to 19
172
Age 20 to 34
77
Age 35 to 54
261
Age 55 to 64
81
Age 65 and over
146
Median Age
43.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher
22.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $19,730
Median 4-person family income $46,346
Median household income $42,411

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$35,125
Female
$26,458

Families below the poverty level 0.9%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
429 443
Employed
410 427
Unemployed
19 16
Unemployment Rate
4.4% 3.6%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
n 37
Average Weekly Wage
n $408
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n 36
Average Weekly Wage
n $818
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
89 73
Average Weekly Wage
$600 $612
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
39 16
Average Weekly Wage
$361 $441
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
127 89
Average Weekly Wage
$527 $582
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Monroe operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to the State of Vermont (St. Johnsbury) District: SAU 77
Career Technology Center(s): River Bend Career and Technical Center, Bradford VT Region: 04

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
P K 1-8
Total Enrollment
73
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 17
Nearest Community/Technical College: Berlin
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Lyndon State (VT)
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
North County Farms Egg processing, poultry 15 1970
KNM Transport, Inc. Trucking
Monroe Consolidated School Education
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 135
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 18
         Distance 3 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Dean Memorial, Haverhill
Runway
2,500 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
122 miles
Portland, ME
133 miles
Boston, MA
173 miles
New York City, NY
316 miles
Montreal, Quebec
159 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
74.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
15.4%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
4.3%
Other Means
0.5%
Worked at home
5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.1 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
24%
Commuting to another NH community
50%
Commuting out-of-state
26%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X 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
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X 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): Loon Mtn
   
Other:
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/21/07

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