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Jackson, NH

jackson New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Jackson
Julie Atwell, Town Administrator
PO Box 268
Jackson, NH 03846
Telephone (603) 383-4223
Fax (603) 383-6980
E-mail townadmin@jackson-nh.org
Web Site www.jackson-nh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm, Tuesday, 8 am - 5 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon

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 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 1, 7

Incorporated: 1800
Origin: Once consisting of several large land grants given by Governor John Wentworth, the town was first named New Madbury, after the seacoast town. In 1800, the town was incorporated as Adams, in honor of President John Adams, who was then in office. The name Adams stuck until 1829, when General Andrew Jackson was inaugurated as President. Governor Benjamin Pierce, a staunch backer of President Jackson, was influential in changing the name of the town to Jackson. Jackson is the location of the Honeymoon Bridge, a scenic covered bridge built in 1876 that is popular with newlyweds for wedding photographs.
Villages and Place Names: Black Mountain Cabin, Ducks Head, Dundee, Jackson Falls, Panno Place
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 180 residents in 1800
Population Trends: Population change for Jackson totaled 508 over 57 years, from 315 in 1960 to 823 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980. The 2017 Census estimate for Jackson was 823 residents, which ranked 193rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 12.3 persons per square mile of land area. Jackson contains 66.8 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2018 $2,801,295
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $2,568,116
Zoning Ordinance 1971/17
Master Plan 2017
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Checklist; Trust Funds; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Jackson Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 7 miles 25

Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Jackson Water Precinct
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Time Warner
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.88
2017 Equalization Ratio 95.7
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.33
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings90.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings9.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.6%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 999
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 843
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 146
Five or More Units in Structure 10
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 823 48,064
2010 816 47,818
2000 840 43,918
1990 680 35,526
1980 642 27,929
1970 404 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   445 Female:   512
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 39
Age 5 to 19 78
Age 20 to 34 119
Age 35 to 54 153
Age 55 to 64 211
Age 65 and over 357
Median Age 60.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 99.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 60.1%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $42,086
Median family income $75,000
Median household income $62,875
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $44,271
Female $28,500
Individuals below the poverty level 12.9%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 470 355
Employed 459 346
Unemployed 11 9
Unemployment Rate 2.3% 2.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $13 $8
Average Weekly Wage $560 $595
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $504 $469
Average Weekly Wage $550 $640
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $517 $477
Average Weekly Wage $550 $639
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $39 $51
Average Weekly Wage $490 $553
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $556 $528
Average Weekly Wage $546 $631

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Jackson operates grades K-6; grades 7-8 are tuitioned to Bartlett; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 9
Career Technology Center(s): Mt. Washington Valley CTC (Conway) Region: 6
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 40
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-Conway

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Wentworth Inn Inn
Black Moutain Ski Area Alpine skiing
Eagle Mountain House Inn, convention center
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Cross country skiing, tours
Red Fox Restaurant, pub
Wildcat Inn & Tavern Inn, restaurant
Shannon Door Pub Restaurant, pub
The Inn at Thorn Hill Inn
Christmas Farm Inn Inn

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 16A, 16B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 35 or 23
Distance 42 miles; 62 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gorham AirportRunway2,800 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 70 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 109 miles
Portland, ME 72 miles
Boston, MA 146 miles
New York City, NY 357 miles
Montreal, Quebec 213 miles

(ACS 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.4%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 15.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 15.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 32.9%
Commuting to another NH community 62.3%
Commuting out-of-state 4.8%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Wildcat, Mount Cranmore, Black Mountain, Attitash
Other: Snow Shoeing

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 6/4/18

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