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Jackson, NH

jackson New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Jackson
Bob Thompson, Chairman
PO Box 268
Jackson, NH 03846
Telephone (603) 383-4223
Fax (603) 383-6980
E-mail townadmin@jackson-nh.org
Web Site www.jacksonvillage.net/

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 12 noon - 4 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 6 pm, Friday, 7 am - 11 am, closed Wednesday

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: 1800
Origin: Once consisting of several large land grants given by Governor John Wentworth, the town was first named New Madbury, after the seacoast town. In 1800, the town was incorporated as Adams, in honor of President John Adams, who was then in office. The name Adams stuck until 1829, when General Andrew Jackson was inaugurated as President. Governor Benjamin Pierce, a staunch backer of President Jackson, was influential in changing the name of the town to Jackson. Jackson is the location of the Honeymoon Bridge, a scenic covered bridge built in 1876 that is popular with newlyweds for wedding photographs.
Villages and Place Names: Black Mountain Cabin, Ducks Head, Dundee, Jackson Falls, Panno Place
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 180 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Jackson totaled 496 over 53 years, from 315 in 1960 to 811 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2013 Census estimate for Jackson was 811 residents, which ranked 196th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 12.1 persons per square mile of land area. Jackson contains 66.8 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $2,452,143
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $2,316,390
Zoning Ordinance 1971/12
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Checklist; Trust Funds; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Jackson Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 7 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Jackson Water Precinct
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 Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.86
2013 Equalization Ratio 103.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.18
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings89.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings9.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 998
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 803
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 162
Five or More Units in Structure 26
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 7
Total Population Community County
2013 811 47,567
2010 816 47,818
2000 840 43,918
1990 680 35,526
1980 642 27,929
1970 404 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   509 Female:   481
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 51
Age 5 to 19 160
Age 20 to 34 68
Age 35 to 54 324
Age 55 to 64 129
Age 65 and over 258
Median Age 48.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 61.6%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $37,364
Median family income $72,813
Median household income $67,750
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $55,192
Female $44,688
Individuals below the poverty level 6.5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 474 411
Employed 456 395
Unemployed 18 16
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 3.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 10 n
Average Weekly Wage $487 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 468 n
Average Weekly Wage $392 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 478 471
Average Weekly Wage $394 $629
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 36 40
Average Weekly Wage $416 $580
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 514 511
Average Weekly Wage $396 $625

Schools students attend: Jackson operates grades K-6; grades 7-8 are tuitioned to Bartlett; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to 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 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 49
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

Wentworth Inn Inn
Black Moutain Ski Area Alpine skiing
Eagle Mountain House Inn, convention center
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Cross country skiing, tours
Red Fox Restaurant, pub
Wildcat Inn & Tavern Inn, restaurant
Shannon Door Pub Restaurant, pub
The Inn at Thorn Hill Inn
Christmas Farm Inn Inn

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 16A, 16B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 35 or 23
Distance 42 miles; 62 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gorham Airport
Runway 2,800 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 70 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 110 miles
Portland, ME 73 miles
Boston, MA 144 miles
New York City, NY 358 miles
Montreal, Quebec 213 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 70%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.3%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 4.7%
Other Means 0.7%
Worked at home 21.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 42.8%
Commuting to another NH community 54.6%
Commuting out-of-state 2.6%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Wildcat, Mount Cranmore, Black Mountain, Attitash
Other: Snow Shoeing

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/22/2014

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