an official  New Hampshire government website     
    New Hampshire Employment Security     
 Danbury, NH   
NH cities/towns
Community Contact Danbury Board of Selectmen
Jessica Hatch, Chair
23 High Street
  Danbury, NH 03230
Telephone (603) 768-3313
Fax (603) 768-3313
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday and Thursday, 8-4, Tuesday, 1-5, Wednesday, 11:30-5:30, Friday, 8-12; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 12-6, Tuesday, 12-7, Wednesday, 11-6, Thursday, 9-3, third Saturday each month, 9-12
County Merrimack County
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Sunapee Region
Planning Commission Lakes Region Planning Commission
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 7
State Representative Merrimack County Districts 5, 26
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 779 over 50 years, from 489 in 1970 to 1,268 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 39 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population increased by nine percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Danbury was 1,283 residents, which ranked 175th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 34 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,2023 $1,914,975
Budget:School Appropriations,2020-2021 $2,409,641
Zoning Ordinance 2002/22
Master Plan 2011
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Trust Funds; Checklist; ZBA; Library; Recreation; Auditor
Public Library George Gamble

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 16 miles   25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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 Program Voluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
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 $17.5
2022 Equalization Ratio 78.9
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.78
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 93.4%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 3.7%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 2.9%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 769
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 619
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 20
    Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 130

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 1,283   156,459
   2020 1,268   153,808
   2010 1,166   146,445
   2000 1,067   136,225
   1990 884   120,240
   1980 680   98,302

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   747 Female   744
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 70
      Age 5 to 19 218
      Age 20 to 34 170
      Age 35 to 54 507
      Age 55 to 64 210
      Age 65 and over 316
            Median Age 48.4 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 1,162
      High school graduation or higher 93.1%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 15.0%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $34,240
Median Family Income $90,893
Median Household Income $62,500
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $55,250
      Female $50,000
Individuals below poverty level 13.0%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 688   691
    Employed 656   675
    Unemploymed 32   16
    Unemployment rate 4.7%   2.3%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  25  85
    Average Weekly Wage  $899  $1,207
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  83  113
    Average Weekly Wage  $413  $592
Total Private  
    Average Employment  108  199
    Average Weekly Wage  $524  $856
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  31  40
    Average Weekly Wage  $511  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  138  238
    Average Weekly Wage  $523  $816
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
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: Plymouth Applied Technology Center
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1      
Grade Levels K 1-5      
Total Enrollment 76      
Nearest Community/Technical College: River Valley
Nearest College or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; Magdalen; Dartmouth; Franklin Pierce-Lebanono; Upper Valley Educators Institute; Plymouth State

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     0   Capacity:     0

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Ragged Mountain Resort Ski area, golf course 20 1964
William Wallace Prefab Manufactured house panels 32 2002
Danbury Country Store Country store 11 2013
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
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  1,900 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  No Navigation Aids?  No
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Lebanon Municipal Distance   27 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 50 miles
    Portland, Maine 142 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 100 miles
    New York City, New York 293 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 215 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 75.9%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 12.1%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 0.0%
  Traveled by other means: 3.2%
  Worked at home: 8.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 38.1 minutes
Work in community of residence: 46.3%
Commute to other NH community: 49.0%
Commute out-of-state: 4.8%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Ragged Mountain
Other: Community Center; Independence Park; NH Railtrail; Danbury North Road Schoolhouse Museum