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Community Contact Town of Monroe
Board of Selectmen
152 Woodsville Road
  Monroe, NH 03771
Telephone (603) 638-2644
Fax (603) 638-2021
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday to Friday, 8-4, meet Tuesday, 6-9; Town Clerk: Monday and Friday, 8:30-12, Tuesday, 5-8, Wednesday and Thursday, 2-6; Tax Collector: Tuesday, 6-8 or by appointment
County Grafton County
Labor Market Area Haverhill, NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountain Region
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 2
State Senate District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 1
Incorporated: 1854
Origin: This territory was 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 482 over 50 years, from 385 in 1970 to 867 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population increased by ten percent from 2010 to 2020.
Population Density and Land Area: 2023 (US Census Bureau): 38.8 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,2021 $1,702,867
Budget:School Appropriations,2020-2021 $3,841,630
Zoning Ordinance 1941/17/22
Master Plan 2005
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Library; Board of Adjustment
Public Library Monroe Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Covered by State
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 11 miles   35
Northeastern VT, St. Johnsbury VT 15 miles   25

Electric Supplier Liberty Utilities; 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 Program Voluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service: Business Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Yes

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $12.19
2022 Equalization Ratio 58.4
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $6.49
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 18.4%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 1.7%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 79.9%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 362
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 309
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 2
    Five or More Units in Structure 16
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 35

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2023 870   93,146
   2020 867   91,118
   2010 787   89,118
   2000 759   81,743
   1990 734   74,929
   1980 619   65,806

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   496 Female   360
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 19
      Age 5 to 19 160
      Age 20 to 34 109
      Age 35 to 54 199
      Age 55 to 64 151
      Age 65 and over 218
            Median Age 50.7 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 648
      High school graduation or higher 83.8%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 22.2%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $37,116
Median Family Income $82,273
Median Household Income $78,958
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $74,286
      Female $40,313
Individuals below poverty level 4.9%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2013 2023
    Civilian Labor Force 380   376
    Employed 362   366
    Unemploymed 18   10
    Unemployment rate 4.7%   2.7%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  103  133
    Average Weekly Wage  $1,078  $1,604
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  58  48
    Average Weekly Wage  $1,339  $793
Total Private  
    Average Employment  161  181
    Average Weekly Wage  $1,171  $1,388
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  12  16
    Average Weekly Wage  $318  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  173  197
    Average Weekly Wage  $1,112  $1,309
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Monroe operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to the State of Vermont (St. Johnsbury Academy) District: SAU 77
Career Technology Center: River Bend Career & Technical Center (VT)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-8
Total Enrollment 88
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest College or Universities: Plymouth State; Lyndon State (VT)

2023 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     0   Capacity:     0

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Monroe Consolidated School Education 43
Pete & Gerry's Egg processing, poultry 96 1970
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
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 Navigation Aids?  No
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Lebanon Municipal Distance   56 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 123 miles
    Portland, Maine 131 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 173 miles
    New York City, New York 318 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 159 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 85.4%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 5.9%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 5.9%
  Traveled by other means: 0.5%
  Worked at home: 2.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 27.1 minutes
Work in community of residence: 73.9%
Commute to other NH community: 2.1%
Commute out-of-state: 23.9%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Loon & Burke Mountains
Other: Outdoor Skating Rink