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Hart's Location, NH

hart'slocation New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Hart's Location
Board of Selectmen
979 US Route 302, PO Box 540
Hart's Location, NH 03812
Telephone (603) 374-6397
Fax Not Available
E-mail smallesttown@gmail.com
Web Site www.hartslocation.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Second, fourth Monday, 5 pm - 6:30 pm, or by appointment; Town Clerk: Monday, 2:30 pm - 5 pm, fourth Saturday, 8 am - 10 am

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
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 2

Incorporated: 1772
Origin: This long, narrow piece of land encompassing Crawford Notch bears the name of Colonel John Hart, who had fought in the French War. In 1772 the land was granted to Thomas Chadbourne of Portsmouth. Hart's Location was the site of the famous Willey's Slide, an avalanche that killed Samuel Willey and his entire family in 1826. Mount Willey is named in their honor, as is the village of Avalanche. The town is also the gravesite of Abel Crawford, for whom Crawford Notch is named. Every four years this tiny community gains national attention when, along with Dixville Notch, its residents are the first to cast votes in the New Hampshire presidential primary and election.
Villages and Place Names: Notchland, Sawyers River, Willey House
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 12 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Hart's Location remains the state's smallest incorporated town, population change totaled 40 over 41 years, from 27 in 1980 to 67 in 2021. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 2010 and 2020. The 2021 Census estimate for Hart's Location was 67 residents, ranking last among New Hampshire's 234 incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2021 (US Census Bureau):

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021 $126,100
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $168,106
Zoning Ordinance 1973/09
Master Plan 2000
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By
Boards and Commissions
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Carroll County Sheriff
Fire Department Bartlett Fire Dept.
Emergency Medical Service Bartlett, Jackson - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 16 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 Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Satellite
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) $9.93
2021 Equalization Ratio 87.4
2021 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $8.51
2021 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings85.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings11.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.8%

(ACS 2016-2020) Housing
Total Housing Units 78
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 78
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 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2021 67 51,500
2020 65 50,212
2010 41 47,818
2000 38 43,918
1990 35 35,526
1980 27 27,929
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020
Population by Gender
Male:   51 Female:   18
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 0
Age 5 to 19 0
Age 20 to 34 4
Age 35 to 54 12
Age 55 to 64 27
Age 65 and over 26
Median Age 64.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 100.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 10.1%

(ACS 2016-2020) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $38,738
Median family income $42,917
Median household income -
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $26,250
Female -
Individuals below the poverty level 0.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2011 2021
Civilian Labor Force 41 36
Employed 38 36
Unemployed 3 0
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 0.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2011 2021
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 5 4
Average Weekly Wage $365 $420
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-8 are tuitioned to Bartlett; grades 9-12 are tuitioned 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: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Conway

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Notchland Inn Lodging, hospitality, & meals 8 1987
Crawford Notch Store & Campground General store & campground 8 2007

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 302
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 35
Distance 27 miles
Railroad Maine Central
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Twin MountainRunway2,640 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 84 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 126 miles
Portland, ME 73 miles
Boston, MA 145 miles
New York City, NY 356 miles
Montreal, Quebec 205 miles

(ACS 2016-2020) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 90.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.0%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 0.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.0 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2016-2020)
Working in community of residence 55.0%
Commuting to another NH community 45.0%
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Attitash, Bretton Woods
Other: Crawford Notch State Park; White Mtn National Forest

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 5/9/22

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