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Waterville Valley, NH

watervillevalley New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Waterville Valley
Mark Decoteau, Town Manager
PO Box 500, Town Office
Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Telephone (603) 236-4730
Fax (603) 236-2056
E-mail townofwv@watervillevalley.org
Web Site www.watervillevalley.org

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

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth, NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Grafton County District 5

Incorporated: 1829
Origin: Waterville was incorporated in 1829 from the Gillis and Foss Grant, and the John Raymond Grant. For many years the town was a popular summer resort. In 1911, the Weeks Act was passed, authorizing the federal government to purchase lands for stream-flow protection, and to maintain those lands as national forests. The first land purchases for the White Mountain National Forest were in 1914, and as a result, the town of Waterville lost a substantial amount of acreage. Major development of Waterville as a winter recreation area began about 1965. In 1967, by an act of the General Court, the town officially adopted the name Waterville Valley.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 16 residents in 1820
Population Trends: Waterville Valley had the second largest percent change in population, growing more than 17 times larger over 53 years. Despite the large percent increase, numeric population change totaled just 226, from 14 in 1960 to 240 in 2013. The 2013 Census estimate for Waterville Valley was 240 residents, which ranked 231st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the fourth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 3.7 persons per square mile of land area, the fourth lowest among the cities and towns. Waterville Valley contains 64.4 square miles of land area and 0.03 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $3,698,270
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $1,264,038
Zoning Ordinance 1973/13
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Planning
Public Library Osceola

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 19 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Waterville Valley Water Department
Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
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) $12.40
2013 Equalization Ratio 93.0
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.51
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.5%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,284
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,170
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 47
Five or More Units in Structure 67
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
Total Population Community County
2013 240 89,268
2010 247 89,118
2000 258 81,826
1990 151 74,998
1980 180 65,806
1970 109 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    132 Female:    108
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 -
Age 5 to 19 37
Age 20 to 34 2
Age 35 to 54 76
Age 55 to 64 54
Age 65 and over 71
Median Age 56.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 99.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 65.2%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $42,163
Median family income $105,526
Median household income $73,472
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $74,375
Female -
Individuals below the poverty level 4.2%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 117 104
Employed 113 96
Unemployed 4 8
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 7.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 128 121
Average Weekly Wage $570 $773
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 29 35
Average Weekly Wage $379 $479
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 157 156
Average Weekly Wage $535 $708
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 26 40
Average Weekly Wage $387 $497
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 183 196
Average Weekly Wage $514 $664

Schools students attend: Waterville Valley operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 37
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Waterville Valley Resort, Inc. Ski area 500 1994
Golden Eagle Lodge Hotel 26 1989
Snowy Owl Hotel 13 1970
Waterville Company Property sales, management, golf course 15 1965
White Mountain Athletic Club Athletic center 10 1986
WVBBTS-SEF Ski Education Foundation 100 1975

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 49
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 28
Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation The Schuss
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth Regional
Runway 2,380 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 62 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 77 miles
Portland, ME 117 miles
Boston, MA 127 miles
New York City, NY 332 miles
Montreal, Quebec 215 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.2%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 3.9%
Other Means 0.5%
Worked at home 4.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 41.5%
Commuting to another NH community 41.2%
Commuting out-of-state 17.3%
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X 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
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Waterville Valley
Other: Full-service Recreation Department; White Mountain Athletic Club; White Mountain National Forest

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 06/24/14

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