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Madison, NH


madison New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Madison Board of Selectmen
Linda Shackford, Administrative Assistant
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 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate 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 2,125 over 57 years, from 429 in 1960 to 2,554 in 2017. The largest decennial percent change was an 84 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 62 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2017 Census estimate for Madison was 2,554 residents, which ranked 119th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2017 (US Census Bureau): 66.0 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, 2018 $2,910,563
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $6,233,926
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

Utilities
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2017 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $16.90
2017 Equalization Ratio 93.2
2017 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $15.84
2017 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.8%

(ACS 2013-2017) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,030
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,809
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 77
Five or More Units in Structure 53
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 91
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2017 2,554 48,064
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) 2013-2017
Population by Gender
Male:   1,231 Female:   1,287
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 156
Age 5 to 19 385
Age 20 to 34 232
Age 35 to 54 752
Age 55 to 64 437
Age 65 and over 556
Median Age 49.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 97.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.8%

(ACS 2013-2017) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $35,774
Median family income $71,643
Median household income $59,675
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $54,444
Female $32,636
Individuals below the poverty level 8.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2007 2017
Civilian Labor Force 1,417 1,405
Employed 1,376 1,377
Unemployed 41 28
Unemployment Rate 2.9% 2.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2007 2017
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment $162 $145
Average Weekly Wage $778 $1,380
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment $342 $300
Average Weekly Wage $484 $644
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment $503 $445
Average Weekly Wage $578 $884
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment $88 $85
Average Weekly Wage $529 $683
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment $591 $530
Average Weekly Wage $571 $852

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 137
2017 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 Job shop 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 2013-2017) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.8%
Other Means 2.3%
Worked at home 7.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29.0 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2013-2017)
Working in community of residence 16.1%
Commuting to another NH community 80.5%
Commuting out-of-state 3.4%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists 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
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): King Pine
   
Other: Madison Boulder Natural Area; Hoyt Sanctuary; Madison Cascades; Ward Parcel; Old Home Week

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2019. Community Response Received 5/29/18

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