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Easton, NH


Easton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Easton Board of Selectmen
Secretary to Selectman
1060 Easton Valley Road
Easton, NH 03580
Telephone (603) 823-8017
Fax (603) 823-7780
E-mail eastonselectboard@aaahawk.com
Web Site http://townofeastonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Every other Monday, 6:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Thursday, 1 pm - 6 pm, or by appointment

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

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Grafton County Districts 3, 15

Incorporated: 1876
Origin: This township was a portion of Landaff known as Eastern Landaff from that town's incorporation in 1774 until it was made a separate community and incorporated as Easton in 1867. The name seems to be a corruption of the word Eastern. One of the earliest settlers in Eastern Landaff was Asa Kinsman, and it is for this family that Mount Kinsman, the Kinsman Range, and Kinsman Notch are named. Like many New England families, the Kinsman family purchased land in Ohio, and there is still a town named Kinsman in Trumbull County, Ohio.
Villages and Place Names: Wildwood
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 302 residents in 1880
Population Trends: Population change for Easton totaled 186 over 52 years, from 74 in 1960 to 260 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 79 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which resulted in a numeric change of 98. The 2012 Census estimate for Easton was 260 residents, which ranked 228th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the seventh smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 8.1 persons per square mile of land area. Easton contains 31.1 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2012 $209,145
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012 $348,893
Zoning Ordinance 1970/12
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Checklist
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Easton Town

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 16 miles 25
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 18 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
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 ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $10.75
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.66
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings97.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 212
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 199
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 8
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 3
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 260 89,181
2010 254 89,118
2000 257 81,826
1990 222 74,998
1980 124 65,806
1970 92 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   142 Female:   141
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 4
Age 5 to 19 54
Age 20 to 34 4
Age 35 to 54 87
Age 55 to 64 75
Age 65 and over 59
Median Age 53 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 56.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $35,992
Median family income $68,750
Median household income $62,857
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $51,875
Female $47,500
Individuals below the poverty level 5.7%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 150 135
Employed 145 131
Unemployed 5 4
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.0%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 0 n
Average Weekly Wage $0 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n 8
Average Weekly Wage n $560
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 0 4
Average Weekly Wage $0 $135
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 12
Average Weekly Wage n $429
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-6 are part of Lafayette Regional (Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill); grades 7-12 are part of Profile (Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill) SAU 35
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
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: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Littleton

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not Available

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 112, 116
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 38
Distance 6 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia Airport
Runway 2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 96 miles
Portland, ME 114 miles
Boston, MA 146 miles
New York City, NY 317 miles
Montreal, Quebec 181 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 8.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 10.2%
Commuting to another NH community 88.3%
Commuting out-of-state 1.5%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain
   
Other: Hiking; Swimming Holes; Private Tennis Courts

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/31/13

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