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Easton, NH

easton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Easton Board of Selectmen
Secretary to Selectman
1060 Easton Valley Road
Easton, NH 03580
Telephone (603) 823-8017
Fax (603) 823-7780
E-mail eastonnhselectboard@gmail.com
Web Site http://townofeastonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Every other Monday, 6 pm; Town Clerk: Thursday, 1 pm - 6 pm, or by appointment; Tax Collector: last Friday, 4 pm - 6 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Grafton County Districts 3, 15

Incorporated: 1876
Origin: This township was a portion of Landaff known as Eastern Landaff from that town's incorporation in 1774 until it was made a separate community and incorporated as Easton in 1867. The name seems to be a corruption of the word Eastern. One of the earliest settlers in Eastern Landaff was Asa Kinsman, and it is for this family that Mount Kinsman, the Kinsman Range, and Kinsman Notch are named. Like many New England families, the Kinsman family purchased land in Ohio, and there is still a town named Kinsman in Trumbull County, Ohio.
Villages and Place Names: Wildwood
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 302 residents in 1880
Population Trends: Population change for Easton totaled 188 over 57 years, from 74 in 1960 to 262 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 79 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, which resulted in a numeric change of 98. The 2017 Census estimate for Easton was 262 residents, which ranked 228th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the seventh smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 8.4 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Stark. Easton contains 31.1 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $362,485
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $521,302
Zoning Ordinance 1970/12
Master Plan 2010
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Cemetery; Checklist
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Easton Town

Emergency Services
Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 16 miles 25
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 18 miles 25

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 PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.14
2017 Equalization Ratio 92.1
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.02
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.0%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 205
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 199
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 2
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 4
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 262 89,386
2010 254 89,118
2000 257 81,826
1990 222 74,998
1980 124 65,806
1970 92 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   125 Female:   160
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 9
Age 5 to 19 19
Age 20 to 34 42
Age 35 to 54 50
Age 55 to 64 77
Age 65 and over 88
Median Age 60.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 55.2%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $39,822
Median family income $75,000
Median household income $58,889
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $70,000
Female $35,357
Individuals below the poverty level 2.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 160 136
Employed 156 133
Unemployed 4 3
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $0 $0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $4 $3
Average Weekly Wage $88 $170
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment n n
Average Weekly Wage n n

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-6 are part of Lafayette Regional (Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill); grades 7-12 are part of Profile (Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill) SAU 35
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center (Littleton); White Mountains RHS (Whitefield) Region: 3
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
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Alpine Lawn Care Lawn care services & snow removal 1
Tamarack Tennis Camp (seasonal) Tennis instruction 10

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 112, 116
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 38
Distance 6 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia AirportRunway2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 56 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 98 miles
Portland, ME 113 miles
Boston, MA 148 miles
New York City, NY 323 miles
Montreal, Quebec 176 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 91.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 1.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 5.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 9.6%
Commuting to another NH community 82.1%
Commuting out-of-state 8.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
X Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists 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
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain
Other: Hiking; Swimming Holes; Private Tennis Courts

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 6/4/18

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