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Chatham, NH


Chatham New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Chatham Board of Selectmen
Wayne McAllister, Chairman
1681 Main Road
Chatham, NH 03813
Telephone (603) 694-3827
Fax (603) 694-2043
E-mail Not Available
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, 5 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 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districst 2, 7

Incorporated: 1767
Origin: Chatham was first granted by the New Hampshire proprietors in 1767, and named in honor of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham and Prime Minister of England. Pitt was one of few who supported the Rockingham government in saying that England had no right to tax the colonists. None of the 73 grantees dared settle in the wilderness, because it was inhabited by Pequawket Indians. In 1770 the land was granted to new settlers, including Abiel Chandler, founder of the Chandler Scientific School at Dartmouth College, and Samuel Langdon, one time president of Harvard College, who made the famous Blanchard Map of the North Country.
Villages and Place Names: North Chatham, South Chatham
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 58 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Chatham totaled 188 over 52 years, from 150 in 1960 to 338 in 2012. Decennial percent change was 41 percent from 1970 to 1980, 42 percent from 1980 to 1990, and 29 percent from 2000 to 2010; population decreased over all other decades. The 2012 Census estimate for Chatham was 338 residents, which ranked 223rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 5.9 persons per square mile of land area, the seventh lowest among the cities and towns. Chatham contains 56.8 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $166,922
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013 $822,943
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 1997
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen
Appointed:Planning; Conservation
Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department No
Emergency Medical Service Fryeburg ME - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 15 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramNone
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Northland
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.72
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.50
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings97.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.0%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 267
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 230
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 9
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 25
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 338 47,567
2010 337 47,818
2000 261 43,918
1990 269 35,526
1980 189 27,929
1970 134 18,548
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   205 Female:   241
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 55
Age 5 to 19 70
Age 20 to 34 84
Age 35 to 54 116
Age 55 to 64 58
Age 65 and over 63
Median Age 39 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 82.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $21,450
Median family income $51,250
Median household income $49,167
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $47,917
Female $30,417
Individuals below the poverty level 28.6%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 130 162
Employed 126 150
Unemployed 4 12
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 7.4%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 26 7
Average Weekly Wage $395 $523
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 12 0
Average Weekly Wage $18 $0
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 38 7
Average Weekly Wage $275 $523
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are tuitioned to the State of Maine (Fryeburg) 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
2013 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-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Log House Design Sewing of outdoor wear apparel 11

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 113B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-95 (ME), Exit 48
Distance 64 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 64 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 100 miles
Portland, ME 56 miles
Boston, MA 134 miles
New York City, NY 347 miles
Montreal, Quebec 222 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 6.7%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 0.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 36.3 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 12.9%
Commuting to another NH community 70.1%
Commuting out-of-state 17.0%
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cranmore, Attitash, Shawnee Peek
   
Other: White Mountain National Forest

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 07/15/13

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