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Ellsworth, NH

ellsworth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Ellsworth
Board of Selectmen
3 Ellsworth Pond Road
Ellsworth , NH 03223
Telephone (603) 726-3551
Fax Not Available
E-mail dobellsworth@gmail.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: second Tuesday, 6:30 pm by appointment; Town Clerk: Wednesday, 8:30 am - 10:30 am, or by appointment

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

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Grafton County Districts 6, 16

Incorporated: 1802
Origin: At the time of the original 1769 grant, this town was called Trecothick, in honor of Barlow Trecothick, Lord Mayor of London and head of the East India Company. Trecothick was one of the people who worked to set New Hampshire up as a separate province with its own governor. Few settlements were made until after the Revolution, and the town was incorporated in 1802 as Ellsworth, to honor Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut. That year Justice Ellsworth had negotiated a peace treaty with France that resulted in the Louisiana Purchase.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 47 residents in 1800
Population Trends: With less than 100 residents, Ellsworth remains the second-smallest community in New Hampshire. While 1970 to 1980 had a decennial percent increase of over 300 percent, numeric change was only 20. Percent change in population over the 49-years, ranked third among cities and towns. The 2019 Census estimate for Ellsworth was 88 residents, ranking next to last among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 4.1 persons per square mile of land area, the fourth lowest among the cities and towns. Ellsworth contains 21.4 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $140,829
Budget: School Appropriations, 2020-2021 $227,835
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 State Police
Fire Department Campton/Thornton - Full-time
Emergency Medical Service Campton/Thornton - Full-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 25

Electric Supplier 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 Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
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) $20.64
2019 Equalization Ratio 80.5
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.22
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings0.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other3.2%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 107
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 101
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 6
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 88 89,886
2010 83 89,118
2000 87 81,826
1990 74 74,998
1980 53 65,806
1970 13 54,914
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   48 Female:   26
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 10
Age 20 to 34 2
Age 35 to 54 15
Age 55 to 64 11
Age 65 and over 36
Median Age 62.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 29.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $55,842
Median family income $50,536
Median household income $51,563
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male -
Female -
Individuals below the poverty level 0.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 34 55
Employed 32 54
Unemployed 2 1
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 1.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 0 0
Average Weekly Wage $0 $0

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-8 are tuitioned to Plymouth; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pemi-Baker Cooperative (Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Applied Technology Center Region: 5
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: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Not Available

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 28
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth RegionalRunway2,380 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 71 miles
Portland, ME 104 miles
Boston, MA 121 miles
New York City, NY 321 miles
Montreal, Quebec 210 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 100.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 0.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 0.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 0.0%
Commuting to another NH community 100.0%
Commuting out-of-state 0.0%
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
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Waterville Valley

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 8/7/20

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