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Carroll, NH


carroll New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Carroll Board of Selectmen
Maryclare Quigley, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 146
Twin Mountain, NH 03595
Telephone (603) 846-5754
Fax (603) 846-5713
E-mail twinmtn@roadrunner.com
Web Site www.townofcarroll.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 am - 3 pm, Wednesday, closed to public; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 8:30 am - 3 pm, 6 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 3 pm, closed Friday

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

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coös County Districts 5, 7

Incorporated: 1832
Origin: Carroll was originally granted as Bretton Woods in 1772, after Bretton Hall, an estate of Governor John Wentworth. The town was renamed Carroll in 1832, for Charles Carroll of Maryland, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A popular spot for visitors, the area's first innkeepers were Hannah and Abel Crawford, who turned their log cabin into an inn and in 1828 built the Notch House. Abel and his son Ethan were well-known guides, escorting visitors to the summit of Mount Washington. Later, the railroad brought visitors into Fabyans Station, and in 1901, the Mount Washington Grand Hotel was built at Bretton Woods. In July 1944, the Mount Washington Hotel was the site of an International Monetary Conference that resulted in the creation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Villages and Place Names: Bretton Woods, Fabyan, Quebec Junction, Twin Mountain, Crawford House
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 24 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Carroll totaled 462 over 53 years, from 295 in 1960 to 757 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was 109 percent between 1970 and 1980, more than doubling the population over those ten years. The 2013 Census estimate for Carroll was 757 residents, which ranked 200th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 15.1 persons per square mile of land area. Carroll contains 50.3 square miles of land area and 0.03 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $2,057,659
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $2,948,954
Zoning Ordinance 1973/12
Master Plan Update in progress
Capitol Improvement Plan In Progress
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Budget, Trust Funds; Cemetery; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Twin Mountain Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 16 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Carroll Water Works; Rosebrook Water Company
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Time Warner Cable; Fairpoint; Bretton Woods Telephone
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) $17.66
2013 Equalization Ratio 101.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.81
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings79.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings19.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 945
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 576
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 221
Five or More Units in Structure 104
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 44
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 753 32,096
2010 763 33,055
2000 670 33,156
1990 529 34,879
1980 647 35,014
1970 310 34,189
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   421 Female:   392
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 13
Age 5 to 19 193
Age 20 to 34 166
Age 35 to 54 204
Age 55 to 64 134
Age 65 and over 103
Median Age 37.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $22,725
Median family income $57,625
Median household income $48,816
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $49,167
Female $28,456
Individuals below the poverty level 21.4%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 438 454
Employed 416 437
Unemployed 22 17
Unemployment Rate 5% 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 21 0
Average Weekly Wage $455 $0
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 736 916
Average Weekly Wage $421 $559
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 757 916
Average Weekly Wage $422 $559
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 81 80
Average Weekly Wage $685 $970
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 838 995
Average Weekly Wage $448 $592

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh Gallen Regional Career & Technical Center, Littleton; White Mountain Regional High - CTE, Whitefield Region: 3
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
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Mount Washington Hotel Hotel, restaurant, golf, etc. 350 1902
Bretton Woods Ski Area Ski area 300 1973
State Department of Transportation State police, highway maintenance 50

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3, 302
State Routes 115
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 35 or 40
Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Twin Mountain
Runway 2,640 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 78 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 112 miles
Portland, ME 108 miles
Boston, MA 162 miles
New York City, NY 353 miles
Montreal, Quebec 179 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 74.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.8%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 5.8%
Other Means 4%
Worked at home 6.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 50.1%
Commuting to another NH community 46.6%
Commuting out-of-state 3.3%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Tourists Attractions
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
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bretton Woods
   
Other: Mount Washington Cog Railway; Twin Mountain Fish & Wildlife Center; AMC Highland Center

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/30/2014

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