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Madison, NH

madison New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Madison
Linda Shackford, Town Administrator
PO Box 248
Madison, NH 03849
Telephone (603) 367-4332 x1
Fax (603) 367-4547
E-mail office@madison-nh.org
Web Site www.madison-nh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Friday

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Lakes
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 Districts 3, 7

Incorporated: 1852
Origin: This territory was one of the first land grants set aside for soldiers who had survived the Seven Years' War against France. The grants of about two thousand acres each were issued by Governor Benning Wentworth to six soldiers originally from Londonderry, Derryfield, Goffstown, or Weare. The land covered by these grants, parts of Eaton and Albany, was incorporated in 1852 in honor of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, who was born 100 years earlier. Madison framed the Bill of Rights, served as Jefferson's Secretary of State, and was President during the War of 1812.
Villages and Place Names: East Madison, Silver Lake, Eidelweiss
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 826 residents in 1860
Population Trends: Population change for Madison totaled 2,034 over 49 years, from 572 in 1970 to 2,606 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was an 84 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 62 percent increase the next decade. The 2019 Census estimate for Madison was 2,606 residents, which ranked 119th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 67.3 persons per square mile of land area. Madison contains 38.7 square miles of land area and 2.2 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $3,246,446
Budget: School Appropriations, 2018-2019 $8,389,502
Zoning Ordinance 1987/18
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Advisory Budget; Checklist
Appointed:Conservation; Zoning; Highway Safety; Solid Waste Advisory; Old Home Week
Public Library Madison

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 13 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Eidelweiss - Village District
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.26
2019 Equalization Ratio 80.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $14.69
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.4%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.7%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 1,973
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,783
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 87
Five or More Units in Structure 47
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 56
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 2,606 48,910
2010 2,502 47,818
2000 1,998 43,918
1990 1,702 35,526
1980 1,051 27,929
1970 572 18,548
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   1,242 Female:   1,311
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 123
Age 5 to 19 434
Age 20 to 34 269
Age 35 to 54 697
Age 55 to 64 401
Age 65 and over 629
Median Age 51.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,630
Median family income $79,500
Median household income $74,209
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $60,592
Female $33,073
Individuals below the poverty level 8.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 1,468 1,427
Employed 1,395 1,394
Unemployed 73 33
Unemployment Rate 5.0% 2.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 180 162
Average Weekly Wage $794 $1,019
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 286 348
Average Weekly Wage $494 $699
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 466 510
Average Weekly Wage $610 $801
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 100 73
Average Weekly Wage $501 $819
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 565 584
Average Weekly Wage $591 $803

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Madison operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 13
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 134
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 33
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Conway

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Purity Springs Resort Ski resort 100 1930
Madison Lumber Mill Lumber 58 1980
MacLean Precision Machine Company Machining of stainless steel & aerospace materials. 40 1977
SOLO Wilderness Medical School Inc. Medical, survival school 15 1980
Silver Lake Home Center Hardware store, home improvement 24 1982
Jog-A-Lite Reflective clothing 8 1977
F W Webb Plumbing supplies 7 2006
Richardson Manufacturing Sewing 10 1978
Cormack Construction Management, Inc. Residential construction 23 1972

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 41, 113, 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance 38 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Eastern Slopes, Fryeburg MERunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 56 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 86 miles
Portland, ME 59 miles
Boston, MA 121 miles
New York City, NY 332 miles
Montreal, Quebec 232 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 4.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.7%
Other Means 14.7%
Worked at home 4.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 21.2%
Commuting to another NH community 73.9%
Commuting out-of-state 4.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X 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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
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): King Pine
Other: Madison Boulder Natural Area; Hoyt Sanctuary; Madison Cascades; Ward Parcel; Old Home Week

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 6/19/19

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