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Carroll, NH

carroll New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Carroll
Heather Brown, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 146
Twin Mountain, NH 03595
Telephone (603) 846-5754
Fax (603) 846-5713
E-mail selectmen@townofcarroll.org
Web Site www.carrollnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday to Thursday, 8-3, closed Friday; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 8:30-3 and 6-8, Tuesday to Friday, 8:30-3

County Coos
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coos Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coos County Districts 4, 7

Incorporated: 1832
Origin: Carroll was originally granted as Bretton Woods in 1772, after Bretton Hall, an estate of Governor John Wentworth. The town was renamed Carroll in 1832, for Charles Carroll of Maryland, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A popular spot for visitors, the area's first innkeepers were Hannah and Abel Crawford, who turned their log cabin into an inn and in 1828 built the Notch House. Abel and his son Ethan were well-known guides, escorting visitors to the summit of Mount Washington. Later, the railroad brought visitors into Fabyans Station, and in 1901, the Mount Washington Grand Hotel was built at Bretton Woods. In July 1944, the Mount Washington Hotel was the site of an International Monetary Conference that resulted in the creation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Villages and Place Names: Bretton Woods, Fabyan, Quebec Junction, Twin Mountain, Crawford House
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 24 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Carroll totaled 490 over 50 years, from 310 in 1970 to 800 in 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Carroll was 837 residents, which ranked 196th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 16.7 persons per square mile of land area. Carroll contains 50.3 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2023 $2,646,125
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $3,101,520
Zoning Ordinance 1973/20
Master Plan 2015
Capitol Improvement Plan In Progress
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Trust Funds; Cemetery; Planning; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Recreation
Public Library Twin Mountain Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 16 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Carroll Water Works; Abenaki Water Company
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Spectrum; Consolidated; Bretton Woods Telephone
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.12
2022 Equalization Ratio 93.2
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.28
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings17.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 970
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 739
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 105
Five or More Units in Structure 74
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 52
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 837 31,504
2020 820 31,268
2010 763 33,055
2000 670 33,156
1990 529 34,879
1980 647 35,014
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   355 Female:   356
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 19
Age 5 to 19 48
Age 20 to 34 76
Age 35 to 54 188
Age 55 to 64 164
Age 65 and over 216
Median Age 57.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 626
High school graduate or higher 96.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 31.9%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $42,753
Median family income $91,591
Median household income $67,375
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $48,250
Female $46,144
Individuals below the poverty level 3.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 388 395
Employed 369 381
Unemployed 19 14
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 898 847
Average Weekly Wage $526 $879
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 87 80
Average Weekly Wage $987 $1,335
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 984 927
Average Weekly Wage $567 $918

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center (Littleton); White Mountains RHS (Whitefield)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels 9-12
Total Enrollment
2022 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: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Mount Washington Hotel Hotel, restaurant, golf, etc. 350 1902
Bretton Woods Ski Area Ski area 300 1973
State Department of Transportation State police, highway maintenance 50

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3, 302
State Routes 115
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 35 or 40
Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Twin MountainRunway2,640 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 78 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 102 miles
Portland, ME 98 miles
Boston, MA 152 miles
New York City, NY 304 miles
Montreal, Quebec 181 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 375
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 6.1%
Other Means 5.1%
Worked at home 8.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 43.5%
Commuting to another NH community 56.5%
Commuting out-of-state 0.0%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X 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
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bretton Woods
Other: Mount Washington Cog Railway; Twin Mountain Fish & Wildlife Center; AMC Highland Center

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 6/6/23

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