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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 eastonnhselectboard@gmail.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 part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District 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 169 over 54 years, from 74 in 1960 to 231 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 79 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which resulted in a numeric change of 98. The 2014 Census estimate for Easton was 243 residents, which ranked 231st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the fourth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 7.8 persons per square mile of land area. Easton contains 31.1 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016-2017 $212,635
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $305,696
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

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 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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.11
2015 Equalization Ratio 101.0
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.13
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings97.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.8%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 203
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 199
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 1
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 3
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 243 89,360
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   112 Female:   131
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 2
Age 5 to 19 42
Age 20 to 34 27
Age 35 to 54 61
Age 55 to 64 45
Age 65 and over 66
Median Age 53.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 54.5%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,591
Median family income $71,000
Median household income $58,438
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $47,083
Female $35,469
Individuals below the poverty level 4.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 147 135
Employed 144 132
Unemployed 3 3
Unemployment Rate 2.0% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 0 n
Average Weekly Wage $0 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 0 n
Average Weekly Wage $0 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 0 11
Average Weekly Wage $0 $565
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 4 4
Average Weekly Wage $77 $138
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 4 15
Average Weekly Wage $77 $457

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
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 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: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(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 AirportRunway2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 56 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 98 miles
Portland, ME 113 miles
Boston, MA 148 miles
New York City, NY 323 miles
Montreal, Quebec 176 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 5.9%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 1.5%
Worked at home 8.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 11.1%
Commuting to another NH community 83.7%
Commuting out-of-state 5.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
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)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 06/07/16

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