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Eaton, NH

eaton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Eaton Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen
Town Hall PO Box 88
Eaton, NH 03832
Telephone (603) 447-2840
Fax (603) 447-2560
E-mail eatonth@roadrunner.com
Web Site www.eatonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Meeting, first and third Tuesday, 7 pm - 9 pm, Monday, 9 am - 11 am, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 9 am - 11 am, first and third Tuesday, 7 pm - 9 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 2, 7

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: This town was chartered in 1766 to Clement March and other as Eaton. The name was in honor of Governor Theophilus Eaton of Connecticut (1590-1658). A prosperous London merchant, he was a generous contributor to the funds needed to settle Massachusetts in 1630. He later came to America and founded a colony at New Haven, Connecticut, along with John Davenport and David Yale, great-grandfather of the founder of Yale University, and served as Connecticut's governor for 19 years. Eaton includes the village of Snowville, named for the Snow family who started a sawmill there in 1825.
Villages and Place Names: Eaton Center, Snowville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 253 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Eaton totaled 215 over 53 years, from 151 in 1960 to 366 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 46 percent increase between 1960 and 1970; a 42 percent increase occured between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Eaton was 366 residents, which ranked 223rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 15.0 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Sandwich. Eaton contains 24.4 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $586,490
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $666,776
Zoning Ordinance 1973/15
Master Plan 2015
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library No Library

Police Department No
Fire Department Freedom & Center Conway - Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Freedom & Center Conway - Volunteer & CarePlus Ambulance Service - Commercial
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 10 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 ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.46
2014 Equalization Ratio 106.2
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.08
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.7%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 273
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 257
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 16
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
Total Population Community County
2013 366 47,634
2010 393 47,818
2000 377 43,918
1990 363 35,526
1980 256 27,929
1970 221 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   193 Female:   173
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 1
Age 5 to 19 40
Age 20 to 34 25
Age 35 to 54 70
Age 55 to 64 128
Age 65 and over 102
Median Age 59.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 46.7%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 41,152
Median family income 63,750
Median household income 60,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 44,375
Female 43,333
Individuals below the poverty level 0.5%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 211 243
Employed 204 234
Unemployed 7.0 9
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
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 n 35
Average Weekly Wage n $601
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 5 4
Average Weekly Wage $150 $617
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 39
Average Weekly Wage n $603
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 9
Career Technology Center(s): Mt. Washington Valley CTC (Conway) Region: 6
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Conway

Crystal Lake Inn Bed & breakfast 2
Snowville Inn Bed & breakfast
Eaton Village Store General store and restaurant
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 32 or 24
Distance 42 miles; 46 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 54 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 96 miles
Portland, ME 55 miles
Boston, MA 125 miles
New York City, NY 338 miles
Montreal, Quebec 227 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 68.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.4%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 9.4%
Other Means 2.5%
Worked at home 7.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 19.8%
Commuting to another NH community 71.8%
Commuting out-of-state 8.4%
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 Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): King Pine
Other: Camps; Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2015.
Community Response Received 06/05/15

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