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Clarksville, NH

clarksville New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Clarksville
Board of Selectmen
408 NH Route 145
Clarksville, NH 03592
Telephone (603) 246-7751
Fax (603) 246-3480
E-mail twnclark@yahoo.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen meet Monday, 6 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 1 pm - 5 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm, closed Friday

County Coös
Labor Market Area Colebrook, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Great North Woods
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 District 1

Incorporated: 1853
Origin: Clarksville was originally part of a large tract deeded by legislature to Dartmouth College in 1789, portions of which were sold to raise cash for the college. The land was purchased by two Dartmouth graduates, Joseph Murdock of Norwich, Vermont, and Benjamin Clark of Boston, and cleared for settlement by the Clark family. The town was incorporated as Clarksville in 1853, but was also known as Dartmouth College Grant until 1872. Clarksville is the second most northerly incorporated township in New Hampshire, lying south only to Pittsburg.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 88 residents in 1830
Population Trends: Population change for Clarksville totaled 146 over 53 years, from 179 in 1960 to 325 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 58 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, a numeric increase of 96. The 2013 Census estimate for Clarksville was 325 residents, which ranked 226th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the ninth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 5.4 persons per square mile of land area, the sixth lowest among the cities and towns. Clarksville contains 60.5 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $305,150
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $480,821
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan No
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Public Library No Library

Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 10 miles 16

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access No
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.10
2013 Equalization Ratio 106.2
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.70
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other5.2%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 409
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 346
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 13
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 50
Total Population Community County
2013 325 32,141
2010 265 33,055
2000 294 33,156
1990 232 34,879
1980 262 35,014
1970 166 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    173 Female:    152
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 4
Age 5 to 19 52
Age 20 to 34 21
Age 35 to 54 108
Age 55 to 64 64
Age 65 and over 76
Median Age 51.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 19.7%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $20,610
Median family income $37,500
Median household income $31,458
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $40,000
Female $25,833
Individuals below the poverty level 16.6%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 157 131
Employed 153 119
Unemployed 4 12
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 9.2%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 6 7
Average Weekly Wage $321 $570
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 33 35
Average Weekly Wage $391 $543
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 40 42
Average Weekly Wage $380 $547
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 3 4
Average Weekly Wage $137 $128
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 42 46
Average Weekly Wage $364 $511

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are tuitioned to Pittsburg SAU 7
Career Technology Center(s): None in Region 01 Region: 1
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-Berlin

Roderique Brother Logging Logging 12
Laurent Rancourt Trucking Logging 12
Custom Collision & Body Works Auto body shop 3
First Clarksville Store Convenience store 5
Northern Magazine Monthly magazine 3
Dan's Glass & Mirror Glass repair, installation 1
Yves Marquis Trucking Logging 10
Peter Dimmitt & Son Electrician 1
Robert Purcell Electrician 1

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 145
Nearest Interstate, Exit Aut-55 (QC), Exit 21; I-91 (VT), Exit 28
Distance 41 miles; 58 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gifford Field, Colebrook
Runway 2,440 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 139 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 189 miles
Portland, ME 138 miles
Boston, MA 239 miles
New York City, NY 396 miles
Montreal, Quebec 129 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.0%
Public transportation 0.5%
Walked 10.8%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 9.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 31.3%
Commuting to another NH community 40.1%
Commuting out-of-state 28.6%
Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 07/14/14

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