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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 errolnhselectmen@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

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: 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 66 over 49 years, from 199 in 1970 to 265 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was 57 percent between 1970 and 1980. The 2019 Census estimate for Errol was 265 residents, which ranked 227th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the eighth smallest community.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (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, 2020 $1,992,544
Budget: School Appropriations, 2019-2020 $500,421
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 Consolidated Communications
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) $13.43
2019 Equalization Ratio 101.6
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $13.15
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other11.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 473
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 385
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 83
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 265 31,563
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) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   109 Female:   96
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 27
Age 20 to 34 0
Age 35 to 54 57
Age 55 to 64 55
Age 65 and over 66
Median Age 56.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.9%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $37,920
Median family income $69,792
Median household income $56,458
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $61,875
Female $51,000
Individuals below the poverty level 17.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 166 161
Employed 155 155
Unemployed 11 6
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 3.7%

(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 101 102
Average Weekly Wage $658 $683
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 36 31
Average Weekly Wage $584 $766
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 136 133
Average Weekly Wage $638 $702

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 15
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
Northern Exposure Restaurant Restaurant 2 2004
J M L Trucking & Excavating Construction & excavating 36 2003
Eame's Garage Auto repair 1 1937
B Hall & Sons Logging 3 1956
R Sweatt & Sons Trucking 1
L.L. Cote Convenience store, subway, sporting goods, hardware, & snowmobile retailer 31 1997
C. Bean Transport Fuel delivery 3
Errol General Store Convenience store 2 1884
Back Woods Tavern Restaurant 3 2020
Norm's Auto Sales & Service Auto sales and repair 1 2019

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 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 65.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 25.8%
Worked at home 1.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 12.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 71.0%
Commuting to another NH community 27.9%
Commuting out-of-state 1.1%
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 Tourist 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, 2021. Community Response Received 8/10/20

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