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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 [email protected]
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 part
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 696 over 54 years, from 295 in 1960 to 991 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was 109 percent between 1970 and 1980, more than doubling the population over those ten years. The 2014 Census estimate for Carroll was 991 residents, which ranked 185th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 19.7 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Roxbury. 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, 2015 $2,055,827
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015 $3,125,381
Zoning Ordinance 1973/12
Master Plan 2015
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

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.03
2015 Equalization Ratio 98.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.60
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings80.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings18.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.1%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 945
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 637
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 166
Five or More Units in Structure 98
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 44
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 991 32,202
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   493 Female:   498
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 27
Age 5 to 19 217
Age 20 to 34 167
Age 35 to 54 211
Age 55 to 64 167
Age 65 and over 202
Median Age 39.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 26.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $26,365
Median family income $57,063
Median household income $55,192
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $40,509
Female $28,088
Individuals below the poverty level 20.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 441 380
Employed 425 364
Unemployed 16 16
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 4.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 19 0
Average Weekly Wage $495 $0
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 703 897
Average Weekly Wage $453 $600
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 722 897
Average Weekly Wage $454 $600
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 87 79
Average Weekly Wage $666 $1,064
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 808 976
Average Weekly Wage $477 $638

If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 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

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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 MountainRunway2,640 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 78 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 102 miles
Portland, ME 98 miles
Boston, MA 152 miles
New York City, NY 304 miles
Montreal, Quebec 181 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 65.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 6.4%
Other Means 1.4%
Worked at home 14.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 55.2%
Commuting to another NH community 43.4%
Commuting out-of-state 1.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
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
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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