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Hart's Location, NH

hartslocation New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Hart's Location Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen
979 US Route 302, PO Box 540
Hart's Location, NH 03812
Telephone (603) 374-6397
Fax Not Available
E-mail hartslocationtc@gmail.com
Web Site www.hartslocation.com

Municipal Office Hours Second and fourth Monday, 5 pm - 6:30 pm, or by appointment

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway NH-ME LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
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 1, 7

Incorporated: 1772
Origin: This long, narrow piece of land encompassing Crawford Notch bears the name of Colonel John Hart, who had fought in the French War. In 1772 the land was granted to Thomas Chadbourne of Portsmouth. Hart's Location was the site of the famous Willey's Slide, an avalanche that killed Samuel Willey and his entire family in 1826. Mount Willey is named in their honor, as is the village of Avalanche. The town is also the gravesite of Abel Crawford, for whom Crawford Notch is named. Every four years this tiny community gains national attention when, along with Dixville Notch, its residents are the first to cast votes in the New Hampshire presidential primary and election.
Villages and Place Names: Notchland, Sawyers River, Willey House
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 12 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Still the state's smallest incorporated town, population change for Hart's Location totaled 35 over 53 years, from 7 in 1960 to 42 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 286 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, when the numeric change was just 20. The 2013 Census estimate for Hart's Location was 42 residents, ranking last among New Hampshire's 234 incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 2.2 persons per square mile of land area, the lowest population density among the cities and towns. HartÆs Location contains 19.2 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $29,850
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $47,557
Zoning Ordinance 1973/09
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Public Library No Library

Police Department Carroll County Sheriff
Fire Department Bartlett Fire Dept.
Emergency Medical Service Bartlett, Jackson - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 16 miles 25

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 ProgramNone
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Satellite
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) $4.58
2013 Equalization Ratio 106.1
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $4.77
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings9.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 63
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 63
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 0
Total Population Community County
2013 41 47,567
2010 41 47,818
2000 38 43,918
1990 35 35,526
1980 27 27,929
1970 7 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   17 Female:   16
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 0
Age 20 to 34 9
Age 35 to 54 13
Age 55 to 64 7
Age 65 and over 4
Median Age 50.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 100%
Bachelor's degree or higher 66.7%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $32,630
Median family income -
Median household income $31,786
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $40,469
Female $24,167
Individuals below the poverty level 0%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 20 21
Employed 20 20
Unemployed 0 1
Unemployment Rate 0% 4.8%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 15
Average Weekly Wage n $531
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n 15
Average Weekly Wage n $531
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 0 6
Average Weekly Wage $0 $371
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n 20
Average Weekly Wage n $486

Schools students attend: Grades K-8 are tuitioned to Bartlett; grades 9-12 are tuitioned Conway SAU 9
Career Technology Center(s): Mt. Washington Valley Career Technical Center, N Conway Region: 6
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: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Conway

Notchland Inn Lodging, hospitality, & meals 8 1987
Crawford Notch Store & Campground General store & campground 8 2007

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 302
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 35
Distance 27 miles
Railroad Maine Central
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Twin Mountain
Runway 2,640 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 84 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 119 miles
Portland, ME 82 miles
Boston, MA 169 miles
New York City, NY 372 miles
Montreal, Quebec 198 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 48.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 0%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 51.7%
Other Means 0%
Worked at home 0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 10.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 51.7%
Commuting to another NH community 48.3%
Commuting out-of-state 0%
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Attitash, Bretton Woods
Other: Crawford Notch State Park; White Mtn National Forest

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/11/2014

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