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Sugar Hill, NH

sugarhill New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Sugar Hill
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 574
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Telephone (603) 823-8468
Fax (603) 823-8446
E-mail selectmen@sugarhillnh.org
Web Site www.sugarhillnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 3-5, Tuesday and Thursday, 9-1; Administrative Assistant.: Tuesday and Thursday, 9-2

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Grafton County District 1

Incorporated: 1962
Origin: This town was part of the 1768 charter of Gunthwaite, which was renamed Lisbon in 1824. Though settled about 1789, this town is New Hampshire's youngest, incorporated in 1962. After considerable litigation, it was carved out of Lisbon to be an independent voting unit. The name Sugar Hill comes from a large grove of sugar maples. In 1929, Austrian Sig Buchmayr established the first organized ski school in the US.
Villages and Place Names: unknown
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 336 residents in 1970
Population Trends:
Population Density and Land Area, 2022 (US Census Bureau): 39.0 persons per square mile of land area. Sugar Hill contains 17.1 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2021-2022 $1,690,043
Budget: School Appropriations, 2021-2022 $1,933,945
Zoning Ordinance 1968/22
Master Plan 2014
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Zoning; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Conservation
Public Library Richardson Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 12 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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 ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications; Spectrum
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2022 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.52
2022 Equalization Ratio 56.7
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $11.62
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2017-2021) Housing
Total Housing Units 420
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 395
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 22
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-Year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2022 668 91,126
2020 647 91,118
2010 563 89,118
2000 564 81,826
1990 454 74,998
1980 397 65,806
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021
Population by Gender
Male:   250 Female:   402
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 7
Age 5 to 19 77
Age 20 to 34 54
Age 35 to 54 120
Age 55 to 64 208
Age 65 and over 186
Median Age 60.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over 544
High school graduate or higher 96.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 57.0%

(ACS 2017-2021) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $136,910
Median family income $135,625
Median household income $113,438
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $64,375
Female -
Individuals below the poverty level 6.8%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2012 2022
Civilian Labor Force 336 355
Employed 327 348
Unemployed 9 7
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 2.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 40 13
Average Weekly Wage $736 $849
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 83 99
Average Weekly Wage $402 $625
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 122 111
Average Weekly Wage $510 $651
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 10 10
Average Weekly Wage $737 $1,090
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 132 122
Average Weekly Wage $527 $687

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

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-6 are part of Lafayette Regional (Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill); grades 7-12 are part of Profile (Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Sugar Hill) SAU 35
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center (Littleton); White Mountains RHS (Whitefield)
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels 9-12
Total Enrollment
2022 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:

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Polly's Pancake Parlor Restaurant, mail order 50+ 1938
Harman's Cheese & Country Store Store, mail order 8-12 1955
Inn at Sunset Hill Inn w/restaurant 2015
Sugar Hill Inn Inn w/resturant 1972
Cavanaugh & Son Lawncare and tree service 1982

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 18, 116, 117
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 38
Distance 4 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia AirportRunway2,305 ft. turf
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 64 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 99 miles
Portland, ME 116 miles
Boston, MA 149 miles
New York City, NY 323 miles
Montreal, Quebec 177 miles

(ACS 2017-2021) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over 336
Drove alone, car/truck/van 71.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.3%
Public transportation 1.8%
Walked 5.1%
Other Means 2.4%
Worked at home 12.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 18.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2017-2021)
Working in community of residence 23.2%
Commuting to another NH community 70.6%
Commuting out-of-state 6.3%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
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
X Museums
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mountain
Other: Sugar Hill Historical Museum

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, October 2023. Community Response Received 7/12/23

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