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Ellsworth, NH


ellsworth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Ellsworth
Board of Selectmen
3 Ellsworth Pond Road
Ellsworth , NH 03223
Telephone (603) 726-3551
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E-mail Not Available
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: third Tuesday, 6:30 pm by appointment; Town Clerk: Wednesday, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
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 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 6, 16

Incorporated: 1802
Origin: At the time of the original 1769 grant, this town was called Trecothick, in honor of Barlow Trecothick, Lord Mayor of London and head of the East India Company. Trecothick was one of the people who worked to set New Hampshire up as a separate province with its own governor. Few settlements were made until after the Revolution, and the town was incorporated in 1802 as Ellsworth, to honor Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut. That year Justice Ellsworth had negotiated a peace treaty with France that resulted in the Louisiana Purchase.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 47 residents in 1800
Population Trends: With less than 100 residents, Ellsworth remains the second-smallest community in New Hampshire. While 1960 and 1970 had decennial percent increases of over 300 percent, numeric changes were small. Percent change in population over the 53-years, ranked number one among cities and towns. The 2013 Census estimate for Ellsworth was 83 residents, ranking next to last among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 3.9 persons per square mile of land area, the fourth lowest among the cities and towns. Ellsworth contains 21.4 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $114,157
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $211,810
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan No
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen
Appointed:Planning
Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier 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 No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessNo
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.00
2013 Equalization Ratio 97.4
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.51
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.2%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 68
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 64
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 4
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 82 89,181
2010 83 89,118
2000 87 81,826
1990 74 74,998
1980 53 65,806
1970 13 54,914
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   25 Female:   37
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 7
Age 20 to 34 6
Age 35 to 54 31
Age 55 to 64 5
Age 65 and over 13
Median Age 49.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 38.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $24,140
Median family income $53,958
Median household income $39,167
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $27,500
Female $29,792
Individuals below the poverty level 4.8%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 36 32
Employed 34 30
Unemployed 2 2
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 6.3%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 0
Average Weekly Wage n $0
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n 0
Average Weekly Wage n $0
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 3 0
Average Weekly Wage $700 $0
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 0
Average Weekly Wage n $0

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-8 are tuitioned to Campton; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
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: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not Available

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 28
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth Regional
Runway 2,380 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 70 miles
Portland, ME 100 miles
Boston, MA 120 miles
New York City, NY 325 miles
Montreal, Quebec 209 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 57.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 40%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 2.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.2 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 2.9%
Commuting to another NH community 94.2%
Commuting out-of-state 2.9%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Waterville Valley
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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