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Errol, NH

errol New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Errol
Board of Selectmen
33 Main Street, PO Box 100
Errol, NH 03579-0100
Telephone (603) 482-3351
Fax (603) 482-3804
E-mail errolselectmen@gmail.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 9 am - 11 am, Tuesday, 5 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday, 8:30 am - 11 am

County Coös
Labor Market Area Colebrook, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coös County District 1

Incorporated: 1836
Origin: Errol was named for James Hay of Scotland, fifteenth Earl of Erroll, and owner of Linlithgow Castle, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, and King James V. The town was among the last chartered by the Wentworth governors, and many of those named in the charter were fellow Harvard graduates to John Wentworth. Though first chartered in 1774, Errol was not incorporated until 1836. Sitting on the northern end of Maine border, this sparsely populated town is a popular vacation site for snowmobilers. Errol includes half of Umbagog Lake, and has more inland water area than any town in Coos County.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 38 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Errol totaled 81 over 54 years, from 220 in 1960 to 301 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was 57 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2014 Census estimate for Errol was 301 residents, which ranked 228th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the seventh smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 4.9 persons per square mile of land area, the 5th lowest among the cities and towns. Errol contains 60.8 square miles of land area and 8.6 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $524,036
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $495,248
Zoning Ordinance No Ordinance
Master Plan 1996
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Forest; Heritage
Public Library Errol Public

Emergency Services
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 23 miles 16
Androscoggin Valley, Berlin 28 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Errol Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access No
Cable Television Access No
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) $12.15
2015 Equalization Ratio 104.9
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.18
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other15.0%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 464
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 364
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 18
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 82
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 301 32,202
2010 291 33,055
2000 298 33,156
1990 292 34,879
1980 313 35,014
1970 199 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   171 Female:   130
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 5
Age 5 to 19 15
Age 20 to 34 39
Age 35 to 54 86
Age 55 to 64 61
Age 65 and over 95
Median Age 56.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $28,643
Median family income $59,167
Median household income $33,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $43,125
Female $32,000
Individuals below the poverty level 8.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 165 174
Employed 155 161
Unemployed 10 13
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 7.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
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 90 108
Average Weekly Wage $467 $662
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 35 32
Average Weekly Wage $458 $621
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 125 140
Average Weekly Wage $464 $652

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Errol operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Berlin SAU 20
Career Technology Center(s): Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center Region: 2
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 14
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: Granite State College-Berlin

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Northern Exposure Restaurant Restaurant 9 2004
J M L Trucking & Excavating Construction & excavating 30 2003
Eame's Garage Auto repair 4 1937
B Hall & Sons Logging 3 1956
R Sweatt & Sons Trucking 3
L.L. Cote Convenience store, subway, sporting goods, hardware, & snowmobile retailer 31 1997
P & L Oil Fuel delivery 2 1982
Great North Woods Convenience store, gas 5 2002
Errol General Store Convenience store 4 1884
Bear Country Powersports Snowmobile retailer, parts & service 2 2006

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 26
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 28; I-93, Exit 35
Distance 71 miles; 74 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Errol AirportRunway3,680 ft. gravel
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 107 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 161 miles
Portland, ME 111 miles
Boston, MA 211 miles
New York City, NY 394 miles
Montreal, Quebec 151 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 69.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 3.2%
Other Means 2.6%
Worked at home 14.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 66.7%
Commuting to another NH community 29.5%
Commuting out-of-state 3.8%
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
X 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
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Sunday River
Other: Androscoggin River; Lake Umbagog; ATV Trails; Snowmobile Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 09/16/15

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