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Albany, NH

albany New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Albany
Kathleen Golding, Town Administrator
1972-A NH Route 16
Albany, NH 03818
Telephone (603) 447-6038
Fax (603) 452-5633
E-mail contact@albanynh.org
Web Site www.albanynh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, 12 noon - 4 pm, Tuesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon, Tuesday, 4 pm - 7 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 3, 7

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: One of the grants made to soldiers who fought the French at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in 1745, this town was first chartered in 1766 as Burton, to honor General Jonathan Burton of Wilton. In 1833, the town was incorporated and renamed Albany, probably in recognition of the charter of the New York City to Albany New York railroad in that same year. Mount Chocorua, Mount Paugus and the southeastern corner of the White Mountain National Forest are within Albany's borders. Also located in Albany is the Albany Bridge, a 120-foot covered bridge spanning the Swift River, built in 1858.
Villages and Place Names: Ferncroft, Passaconaway, Paugus Mill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 170 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Albany totaled 587 over 57 years, from 146 in 1960 to 733 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 77 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, though the numeric change was only 113. The 2017 Census estimate for Albany was 733 residents, which tied with Surry, ranking 203rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 9.7 persons per square mile of land area. Albany contains 75.4 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $818,658
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $1,998,383
Zoning Ordinance 1982/18
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Subcontracted out
Fire Department Subcontracted out
Emergency Medical Service Subcontracted out
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 11 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Subcontracted out
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Time Warner
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.92
2017 Equalization Ratio 108.6
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $17.96
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 543
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 432
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 25
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 86
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 733 48,064
2010 735 47,818
2000 661 43,918
1990 538 35,526
1980 383 27,929
1970 259 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   406 Female:   387
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 51
Age 5 to 19 186
Age 20 to 34 62
Age 35 to 54 271
Age 55 to 64 104
Age 65 and over 119
Median Age 42.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 32.3%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $27,558
Median family income $69,306
Median household income $55,357
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $50,577
Female $43,125
Individuals below the poverty level 16.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 367 354
Employed 353 345
Unemployed 14 9
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $36 n
Average Weekly Wage $790 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $78 n
Average Weekly Wage $354 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $114 $114
Average Weekly Wage $493 $506
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $5 $9
Average Weekly Wage $299 $235
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $119 $123
Average Weekly Wage $485 $487

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 9
Career Technology Center(s): Mt. Washington Valley CTC (Conway) Region: 6
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2017 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Conway

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
A J Coleman & Sons Construction company 190
Discount Beverage II Convenience store 12 1989
Profile Subaru/RV Car, motorcycle, RV sales, service 10
Albany Service Center Garage 6 1970

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 112, 113
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 23 - 24
Distance 40 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Eastern Slopes, Fryeburg MERunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 62 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 84 miles
Portland, ME 62 miles
Boston, MA 135 miles
New York City, NY 344 miles
Montreal, Quebec 223 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 83.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.7%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 10.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 14.2%
Commuting to another NH community 80.6%
Commuting out-of-state 5.2%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cranmore, King Pine

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,December 2018. Community Response Received 6/1/18

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