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Albany, NH

albany New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Albany
Kelley Collins, 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, Tuesday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 10 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: by appointment only

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 District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Carroll County District 2

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 397 over 41 years, from 383 in 1980 to 780 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 41 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2021 Census estimate for Albany was 780 residents, which ranked 203nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 10.3 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, 2021 $751,483
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $1,712,823
Zoning Ordinance 1982/20
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 Charter/Spectrum
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.40
2021 Equalization Ratio 79.2
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.66
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings14.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.9%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 533
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 452
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 17
Five or More Units in Structure 2
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 62
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 780 51,500
2020 763 50,212
2010 735 47,818
2000 661 43,918
1990 538 35,526
1980 383 27,929
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   321 Female:   379
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 9
Age 5 to 19 106
Age 20 to 34 73
Age 35 to 54 182
Age 55 to 64 202
Age 65 and over 128
Median Age 53.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 98.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 47.7%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $32,429
Median family income $80,750
Median household income $59,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $43,816
Female $33,375
Individuals below the poverty level 5.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 382 336
Employed 355 327
Unemployed 27 9
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 2.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 24
Average Weekly Wage n $874
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 80
Average Weekly Wage n $758
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 98 105
Average Weekly Wage $487 $785
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 4 10
Average Weekly Wage $390 $194
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 103 115
Average Weekly Wage $483 $733

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)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2021 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 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.3%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 18.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 92.1%
Commuting to another NH community 4.1%
Commuting out-of-state 3.8%
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
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 5/9/22

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