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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 Portion
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 61 over 53 years, from 220 in 1960 to 281 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was 57 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2013 Census estimate for Errol was 281 residents, which ranked 227th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the eighth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 4.6 persons per square mile of land area. Errol contains 60.8 square miles of land area and 8.6 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $394,681
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $443,339
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

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 PSNH
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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.35
2013 Equalization Ratio 100.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.65
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings10.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other11%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 462
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 383
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 12
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 67
Total Population Community County
2013 282 32,096
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   130 Female:   166
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 9
Age 5 to 19 29
Age 20 to 34 41
Age 35 to 54 101
Age 55 to 64 50
Age 65 and over 66
Median Age 47.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 86%
Bachelor's degree or higher 9.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $28,262
Median family income $76,875
Median household income $48,056
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $47,656
Female $31,685
Individuals below the poverty level 9.5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 175 146
Employed 158 132
Unemployed 17 14
Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 12 n
Average Weekly Wage $415 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 69 n
Average Weekly Wage $499 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 80 112
Average Weekly Wage $487 $592
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 35 31
Average Weekly Wage $459 $594
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 115 143
Average Weekly Wage $478 $592

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 Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 12
2014 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

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

(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 Airport
Runway 3,680 ft. gravel
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 107 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 200 miles
Portland, ME 106 miles
Boston, MA 200 miles
New York City, NY 408 miles
Montreal, Quebec 152 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 72.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 12.6%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 2.9%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 9.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 51.7%
Commuting to another NH community 45.4%
Commuting out-of-state 2.9%
Municipal Parks
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
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): Balsams Wilderness
Other: Androscoggin River; Lake Umbagog; ATV Trails; Snowmobile Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 7/23/2014

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