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Madison, NH

madison New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Madison Board of Selectmen
Melissa Arias, Town Administrator
PO Box 248
Madison, NH 03849
Telephone (603) 367-4332 x1
Fax (603) 367-4547
E-mail office@madison-nh.org
Web Site www.madison-nh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Friday

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway NH-ME LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
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 3, 7

Incorporated: 1852
Origin: This territory was one of the first land grants set aside for soldiers who had survived the Seven Years' War against France. The grants of about two thousand acres each were issued by Governor Benning Wentworth to six soldiers originally from Londonderry, Derryfield, Goffstown, or Weare. The land covered by these grants, parts of Eaton and Albany, was incorporated in 1852 in honor of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, who was born 100 years earlier. Madison framed the Bill of Rights, served as Jefferson's Secretary of State, and was President during the War of 1812.
Villages and Place Names: East Madison, Silver Lake, Eidelweiss
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 826 residents in 1860
Population Trends: Population change for Madison totaled 2,092 over 53 years, from 429 in 1960 to 2,521 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an 84 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 62 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Madison was 2,521 residents, which ranked 120th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 65.1 persons per square mile of land area. Madison contains 38.7 square miles of land area and 2.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $2,812,636
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $5,941,331
Zoning Ordinance 1987/13
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Advisory Budget; Checklist; Old Home Week
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Highway Safety; Solid Waste Advisory
Public Library Madison

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 13 miles 25

Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Eidelweiss - Village District
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
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) $15.78
2013 Equalization Ratio 99.7
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.78
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,988
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,754
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 42
Five or More Units in Structure 70
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 122
Total Population Community County
2013 2,511 47,567
2010 2,502 47,818
2000 1,998 43,918
1990 1,702 35,526
1980 1,051 27,929
1970 572 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,220 Female:   1,276
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 85
Age 5 to 19 359
Age 20 to 34 220
Age 35 to 54 940
Age 55 to 64 425
Age 65 and over 467
Median Age 48.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.4%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $31,148
Median family income $61,176
Median household income $58,000
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $37,896
Female $30,865
Individuals below the poverty level 3.3%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,324 1,471
Employed 1,286 1,403
Unemployed 38 68
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 4.6%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 161 159
Average Weekly Wage $731 $939
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 270 257
Average Weekly Wage $347 $479
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 431 416
Average Weekly Wage $491 $655
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 89 97
Average Weekly Wage $392 $553
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 519 513
Average Weekly Wage $474 $635

Schools students attend: Madison operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 13
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 144
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 33
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Conway

Purity Springs Resort Ski resort 100 1930
Madison Lumber Mill Lumber 58 1980
MacLean Precision Machine Company Job shop 40 1977
SOLO Wilderness Medical School Inc. Medical, survival school 15 1980
Silver Lake Home Center Hardware store, home improvement 24 1982
Jog-A-Lite Reflective clothing 8 1977
F W Webb Plumbing supplies 7 2006
Richardson Manufacturing Sewing 10 1978

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 41, 113, 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance 38 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Eastern Slopes, Fryeburg ME
Runway 4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 77 miles
Portland, ME 56 miles
Boston, MA 121 miles
New York City, NY 332 miles
Montreal, Quebec 229 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.2%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8%
Public transportation 0.6%
Walked 0.9%
Other Means 0.3%
Worked at home 5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.7 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 21%
Commuting to another NH community 73.4%
Commuting out-of-state 5.6%
X 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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
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): King Pine
Other: Madison Boulder Natural Area; Hoyt Sanctuary; Madison Cascades; Ward Parcel; Old Home Week

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/21/2014

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