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Eaton, NH

eaton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Eaton
Board of Selectmen
Town Hall, PO Box 88
Eaton, NH 03832
Telephone (603) 447-2840
Fax (603) 447-2560
E-mail eatonth@roadrunner.com
Web Site www.eatonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Meeting, first, third Tuesday, 4 pm - 6 pm, Monday, 9 am - 12 am, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, 8 am - 12 noon, 4 pm - 6 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Carroll County District 4

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: This town was chartered in 1766 to Clement March and other as Eaton. The name was in honor of Governor Theophilus Eaton of Connecticut (1590-1658). A prosperous London merchant, he was a generous contributor to the funds needed to settle Massachusetts in 1630. He later came to America and founded a colony at New Haven, Connecticut, along with John Davenport and David Yale, great-grandfather of the founder of Yale University, and served as Connecticut's governor for 19 years. Eaton includes the village of Snowville, named for the Snow family who started a sawmill there in 1825.
Villages and Place Names: Eaton Center, Snowville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 253 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Eaton totaled 164 over 41 years, from 256 in 1980 to 420 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 42 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2021 Census estimate for Eaton was 420 residents, which ranked 219th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau): 17.2 persons per square mile of land area. Eaton contains 24.4 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2022 $646,470
Budget: School Appropriations, 2022-2023 $823,691
Zoning Ordinance 1973/22
Master Plan 2015
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department No
Fire Department Freedom, Ctr Conway - Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Freedom, Ctr Conway - Volunteer, Commercial
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 10 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 ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2021 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.15
2021 Equalization Ratio 95.6
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $10.65
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.7%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 276
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 256
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 20
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 420 51,500
2020 406 50,212
2010 393 47,818
2000 377 43,918
1990 363 35,526
1980 256 27,929
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   147 Female:   144
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 9
Age 5 to 19 12
Age 20 to 34 47
Age 35 to 54 68
Age 55 to 64 60
Age 65 and over 95
Median Age 56.9 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 57.7%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $57,056
Median family income $73,438
Median household income $52,273
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $51,250
Female $25,313
Individuals below the poverty level 7.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 244 223
Employed 234 216
Unemployed 10 7
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 3.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 5
Average Weekly Wage n $474
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 34
Average Weekly Wage n $695
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 27 40
Average Weekly Wage $1,004 $665
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 5 5
Average Weekly Wage $377 $669
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 32 45
Average Weekly Wage $903 $666

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: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Conway

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Crystal Lake Inn Bed & breakfast 1
Snowville Inn Bed & breakfast 10
Eaton Village Store General store and restaurant 2

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 32 or 24
Distance 42 miles; 46 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 54 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 89 miles
Portland, ME 54 miles
Boston, MA 127 miles
New York City, NY 336 miles
Montreal, Quebec 227 miles

(ACS 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 3.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.9%
Other Means 5.1%
Worked at home 11.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 28.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 82.9%
Commuting to another NH community 5.7%
Commuting out-of-state 11.4%
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 Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): King Pine
Other: Camps; Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 6/27/22

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