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Conway, NH

Conway New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Conway
Thomas Irving, Planning Director
1634 East Main Street
Center Conway, NH 03813
Telephone (603) 447-3811
Fax (603) 447-5012
E-mail conway@conwaynh.org
Web Site www.conwaynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 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 Districts 2, 7

Incorporated: 1765
Origin: Conway was named for Henry Seymour Conway, ambitious son of a prominent English family, who was elected to the House of Commons at age twenty, fought at the Battle of Culloden in Scotland, and with Pitt and Rockingham supported the cause of the colonies. He was made Secretary of State in 1765, and the town was named Conway that same year. Early settlers in the area had named the area Pequawket, known colloquially as Pigwacket, after the nearby mountain. Conway boasts many natural features such as Cathedral Ledge, Echo Lake State Park, and Mount Cranmore.
Villages and Place Names: Center Conway, East Conway, North Conway, Intervale, Kearsarge, Quint, Redstone, South Conway
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 640 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Conway totaled 5,772 over 52 years, from 4,298 in 1960 to 10,070 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 47 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for over half the total numeric growth. The 2012 Census estimate for Conway was 10,070 residents, which ranked 29th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 145.7 persons per square mile of land area. Conway contains 69.4 square miles of land area and 2.3 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $9,686,674
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012-2013 $32,543,306
Zoning Ordinance 1980/12
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Conway Public; North Conway Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Municipal & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway Local 25

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier N. Conway; Conway Village
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; Northland
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.61
2012 Equalization Ratio 97.1
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.01
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings68.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings29.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 6,654
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,851
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 990
Five or More Units in Structure 1,108
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 705
Total Population Community County
2012 10,070 47,567
2010 10,115 47,818
2000 8,646 43,918
1990 7,973 35,526
1980 7,158 27,929
1970 4,865 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   5,063 Female:   5,000
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 584
Age 5 to 19 1,477
Age 20 to 34 1,830
Age 35 to 54 3,123
Age 55 to 64 1,359
Age 65 and over 1,690
Median Age 45 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $25,275
Median family income $50,805
Median household income $45,395
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $36,606
Female $32,923
Individuals below the poverty level 12.1%

Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 5,287 5,694
Employed 5,113 5,392
Unemployed 174 302
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 5.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 821 972
Average Weekly Wage $622 $751
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 6,968 7,186
Average Weekly Wage $328 $585
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 7,789 8,158
Average Weekly Wage $449 $605
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 604 712
Average Weekly Wage $615 $711
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 8,393 8,870
Average Weekly Wage $461 $614
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Conway operates grades K-12 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 4 1 1 4
Grade Levels K 1-6 7-8 9-12 P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 766 295 901 132
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 13 Total Capacity: 465
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College

Memorial Hospital Health care services 350
Conway School District Education 274
Hannaford Brothers Supermarket 175
Red Jacket Inn Hotel 156
Wal-Mart Retail Store 140-170
North Conway Grand Hotel Hotel 80-100

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 302
State Routes 16, 112, 113, 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 32 or 24
Distance 39 miles; 49 miles
Railroad Conway Scenic
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 54 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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 6.5%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 3.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 70.1%
Commuting to another NH community 26.6%
Commuting out-of-state 3.3%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Cinemas
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X 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 Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cranmore
Other: Conway Scenic Railroad; Dahl Wildlife Sanctuary; Mount Washington Observatory

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/03/13

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