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Albany, NH


albany New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Albany
Kathleen Vizard, Town Administrator
1972-A NH Route 16
Albany, NH 03818
Telephone (603) 447-6038
Fax (603) 452-5633
E-mail contact@albanynh.org
Web Site www.albanynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm, Friday 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon, Tuesday, 4 pm - 7 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway NH-ME LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 3, 7

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: One of the grants made to soldiers who fought the French at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in 1745, this town was first chartered in 1766 as Burton, to honor General Jonathan Burton of Wilton. In 1833, the town was incorporated and renamed Albany, probably in recognition of the charter of the New York City to Albany New York railroad in that same year. Mount Chocorua, Mount Paugus and the southeastern corner of the White Mountain National Forest are within Albany's borders. Also located in Albany is the Albany Bridge, a 120-foot covered bridge spanning the Swift River, built in 1858.
Villages and Place Names: Ferncroft, Passaconaway, Paugus Mill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 170 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Albany totaled 578 over 53 years, from 146 in 1960 to 724 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 77 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, though the numeric change was only 113. The 2013 Census estimate for Albany was 724 residents, which ranked 207th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 9.6 persons per square mile of land area. Albany contains 75.4 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $617,115
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $1,535,085
Zoning Ordinance 1982/13
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Subcontracted out
Fire Department Subcontracted out
Emergency Medical Service Subcontracted out
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 11 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Subcontracted out
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Time Warner
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.91
2013 Equalization Ratio 106.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.54
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 632
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 510
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 102
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 728 47,567
2010 735 47,818
2000 661 43,918
1990 538 35,526
1980 383 27,929
1970 259 18,548
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   473 Female:   402
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 46
Age 5 to 19 162
Age 20 to 34 72
Age 35 to 54 357
Age 55 to 64 100
Age 65 and over 138
Median Age 45.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 83.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $28,191
Median family income $70,875
Median household income $62,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $50,455
Female $30,375
Individuals below the poverty level 14.2%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 358 355
Employed 341 333
Unemployed 17 22
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 6.2%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 16
Average Weekly Wage n $751
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 84
Average Weekly Wage n $399
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 70 101
Average Weekly Wage $625 $457
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 6 6
Average Weekly Wage $210 $311
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 76 107
Average Weekly Wage $594 $449

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 9
Career Technology Center(s): Mt. Washington Valley Career Technical Center, N Conway Region: 6
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
A J Coleman & Sons Construction company 190
Discount Beverage II Convenience store 12 1989
Profile Subaru/RV Car, motorcycle, RV sales, service 10
Albany Service Center Garage 6 1970

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 112, 113
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 23 - 24
Distance 40 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Eastern Slopes, Fryeburg ME
Runway 4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 62 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 89 miles
Portland, ME 66 miles
Boston, MA 126 miles
New York City, NY 339 miles
Montreal, Quebec 230 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 19.2%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1.3%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 1.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 11%
Commuting to another NH community 88.6%
Commuting out-of-state 0.4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cranmore, King Pine
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/21/2014

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