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Clarksville, NH

clarksville New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Clarksville
Board of Selectmen
408 NH Route 145
Clarksville, NH 03592
Telephone (603) 246-7751
Fax (603) 246-3480
E-mail twnclark@yahoo.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen meet every other Monday, 5 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, 1 pm - 5 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm, closed Friday

Labor Market Area Colebrook, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative

Incorporated: 1853
Origin: Clarksville was originally part of a large tract deeded by legislature to Dartmouth College in 1789, portions of which were sold to raise cash for the college. The land was purchased by two Dartmouth graduates, Joseph Murdock of Norwich, Vermont, and Benjamin Clark of Boston, and cleared for settlement by the Clark family. The town was incorporated as Clarksville in 1853, but was also known as Dartmouth College Grant until 1872. Clarksville is the second most northerly incorporated township in New Hampshire, lying south only to Pittsburg.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 88 residents in 1830
Population Trends: Population change for Clarksville totaled 71 over 58 years, from 179 in 1960 to 250 in 2018. The largest decennial percent change was a 58 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, a numeric increase of 96. The 2018 Census estimate for Clarksville was 250 residents, which ranked 229th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the sixth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 4.2 persons per square mile of land area, the fourth lowest among the cities and towns. Clarksville contains 60.5 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $366,450
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $486,188
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan No
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 10 miles 12

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access No
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.55
2019 Equalization Ratio 82.8
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.01
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings91.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 461
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 356
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 5
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 100
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 251 31,563
2010 265 33,055
2000 294 33,156
1990 232 34,879
1980 262 35,014
1970 166 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   176 Female:   148
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 6
Age 5 to 19 37
Age 20 to 34 42
Age 35 to 54 68
Age 55 to 64 98
Age 65 and over 73
Median Age 56.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 89.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 19.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,781
Median family income $65,250
Median household income $50,625
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $39,375
Female $24,531
Individuals below the poverty level 11.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 171 114
Employed 154 110
Unemployed 17 4
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
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 38 29
Average Weekly Wage $417 $681
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 4 2
Average Weekly Wage $117 $195
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 42 31
Average Weekly Wage $390 $650

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 Pittsburg SAU 7
Career Technology Center(s): Canaan Career Center (VT) Region: 1
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2020 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: Granite State College-Berlin

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Rodrique Brother Logging Logging 12
Laurent Rancourt Trucking Logging 12
Custom Collision & Body Works Auto body shop 2
Northern Magazine Monthly magazine 3
Dan's Glass & Mirror Glass repair, installation 1
Yves Marquis Trucking Logging 8
Le Petit Salon Hair services 1

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 145
Nearest Interstate, Exit Aut-55 (QC), Exit 21; I-91 (VT), Exit 28
Distance 41 miles; 58 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gifford Field, ColebrookRunway2,440 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 139 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 162 miles
Portland, ME 142 miles
Boston, MA 213 miles
New York City, NY 392 miles
Montreal, Quebec 129 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 12.9%
Worked at home 25.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 15.7%
Commuting to another NH community 58.6%
Commuting out-of-state 25.7%
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
Tourist Attractions
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
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/13/20

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