The name Madbury Parish was first recorded in a 1755 grant made by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, with full town privileges granted in 1768 by his successor, Governor John Wentworth. A lumbering and farming community, Madbury was incorporated in 1775. Jackson in Carroll County was first settled in 1778 as New Madbury by residents of the town. Today, Madbury is residential, its inhabitants generally employed elsewhere. Numerous faculty of the nearby University of New Hampshire reside here.
Although a branch of the Oyster River rises in western Madbury, the Bellamy River is the only river of size in town. Bellamy Reservoir, fed by the Bellamy River together with Mallego Brook, covers and provides 60% of the water supply for Portsmouth. It was created in 1960 with a dam built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,509 people, 534 households, and 411 families residing in the town. The population density was 129.2 people per square mile (49.9/km²). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 46.5/sq mi (17.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.62% White, 0.40% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.
There were 534 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $57,981, and the median income for a family was $67,981. Males had a median income of $47,969 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,524. About 3.9% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOMINATION OF THE OYSTER RIVER INTO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE RIVERS MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION PROGRAM.
Jul 27, 2010; CONCORD, NH -- The following information was released by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services: The New...