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Errol, NH

errol New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Errol
Board of Selectmen
33 Main Street, PO Box 100
Errol, NH 03579-0100
Telephone (603) 482-3351
Fax (603) 482-3804
E-mail errolselectmen@gmail.com
Web Site Not Available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 9 am - 11 am, Tuesday, 5 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday, 8:30 am - 11 am

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

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

Incorporated: 1836
Origin: Errol was named for James Hay of Scotland, fifteenth Earl of Erroll, and owner of Linlithgow Castle, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, and King James V. The town was among the last chartered by the Wentworth governors, and many of those named in the charter were fellow Harvard graduates to John Wentworth. Though first chartered in 1774, Errol was not incorporated until 1836. Sitting on the northern end of Maine border, this sparsely populated town is a popular vacation site for snowmobilers. Errol includes half of Umbagog Lake, and has more inland water area than any town in Coos County.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 38 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Errol totaled 50 over 56 years, from 220 in 1960 to 270 in 2016. The largest decennial percent change was 57 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2016 Census estimate for Errol was 270 residents, which ranked 227th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the eighth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2016 (US Census Bureau): 4.4 persons per square mile of land area, the sixth lowest among the cities and towns. Errol contains 60.8 square miles of land area and 8.6 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $806,959
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016-2017 $530,483
Zoning Ordinance No Ordinance
Master Plan 1996
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Zoning
Appointed:Conservation; Forest; Heritage
Public Library Errol Public

Emergency Services
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Upper Connecticut Valley, Colebrook 23 miles 12
Androscoggin Valley, Berlin 28 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Errol Water Works
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access No
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2016 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.96
2016 Equalization Ratio 91.5
2016 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.41
2016 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings78.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other14.9%

(ACS 2012-2016) Housing
Total Housing Units 466
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 374
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 16
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 76
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2016 270 32,039
2010 291 33,055
2000 298 33,156
1990 292 34,879
1980 313 35,014
1970 199 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2012-2016
Population by Gender
Male:   145 Female:   124
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 3
Age 5 to 19 21
Age 20 to 34 23
Age 35 to 54 82
Age 55 to 64 47
Age 65 and over 93
Median Age 56.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 20.1%

(ACS 2012-2016) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $34,288
Median family income $59,375
Median household income $34,773
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $52,083
Female $31,875
Individuals below the poverty level 14.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2006 2016
Civilian Labor Force 166 164
Employed 156 154
Unemployed 10 10
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2006 2016
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $34 n
Average Weekly Wage $673 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $70 n
Average Weekly Wage $533 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $105 $106
Average Weekly Wage $579 $703
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $36 $29
Average Weekly Wage $503 $729
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $141 $134
Average Weekly Wage $560 $708

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Errol operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Berlin SAU 20
Career Technology Center(s): Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center Region: 2
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 13
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: Granite State College-Berlin

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Northern Exposure Restaurant Restaurant 7 2004
J M L Trucking & Excavating Construction & excavating 36 2003
Eame's Garage Auto repair 4 1937
B Hall & Sons Logging 3 1956
R Sweatt & Sons Trucking 3
L.L. Cote Convenience store, subway, sporting goods, hardware, & snowmobile retailer 31 1997
P & L Oil Fuel delivery 2 1982
Great North Woods Convenience store, gas 4 2002
Errol General Store Convenience store 4 1884

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 26
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-91 (VT), Exit 28; I-93, Exit 35
Distance 71 miles; 74 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Errol AirportRunway3,680 ft. gravel
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 107 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 161 miles
Portland, ME 111 miles
Boston, MA 211 miles
New York City, NY 394 miles
Montreal, Quebec 151 miles

(ACS 2012-2016) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 73.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 3.3%
Worked at home 13.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2012-2016)
Working in community of residence 667.0%
Commuting to another NH community 27.5%
Commuting out-of-state 5.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
Municipal Parks
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
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X 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 Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Sunday River
Other: Androscoggin River; Lake Umbagog; ATV Trails; Snowmobile Trails

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security,April 2018. Community Response Received 06/12/17

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