Campton New Hampshire Community Profile

Campton New Hampshire Community Profile
Campton, NH
Community Contact Campton Board of Selectmen
James D. McGarr
1307 NH Route 175
Campton, NH 03223

Telephone (603) 726-3223
Fax (603) 726-4000
E-mail not available
Web Site www.camptonnh.org/

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, and Tuesday, 11 am - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm, and Tuesday, 11 am - 6 pm

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Plymouth NH LMA
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Grafton County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress
District 2
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 2
State Representative
Grafton County District 6
Incorporated: 1761

Origin: First chartered in 1761, the town may have been named for a friend of Governor Benning Wentworth, Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington. Another source indicates that when surveyors came to the area, they built a camp here, and the name Campton comes from that. Conditions of the 1761 charter were not met, and a new charter was issued in 1767. An early settler was John Marsh, whose grandson Sylvester was born in Campton. Sylvester Marsh, a founder of the Chicago meat-packing industry, came up with the idea of building a railway to the summit of Mount Washington. Marsh invented the cog rail mechanism and special brakes so the locomotive could scale the steep terrain, completing the railway in July 1869.

Villages and Place Names: Beebe River, Blair, Campton Hollow, Campton Lower Village, Campton Station, Campton Upper Village, West Campton

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 395 residents in 1790

Population Trends: Population change for Campton totaled 1,574 over 50 years, from 1,149 in 1950 to 2,723 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 45 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 40 percent increase over the next decade. The 2006 Census estimate for Campton was 2,961 residents, which ranked 108th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 57.0 persons per square mile of land area. Campton contains 51.9 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $3,028,624
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1974/01
Master Plan 2004
Capitol Improvement Plan In Progress
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Library
Appointed:
Planning; Zoning; Conservation

Public Library Campton Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief
Town Fire Insurance Rating 6/8B
Emergency Medical Service Full-time

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 9 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Campton Village Precinct; Waterville Estate; Beebe River

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Private
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $17.75
2006 Equalization Ratio 78.1
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.69

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
89.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
8.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.5%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 2,109
   
2006 Single-Family Units 1,441
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
35
2006 Multi-Family Units 362
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 306
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 2,961 85,336
2000 2,723 81,826
1990 2,379 74,998
1980 1,694 65,806
1970 1,171 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,359
Female
1,360

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
156
Age 5 to 19
556
Age 20 to 34
484
Age 35 to 54
940
Age 55 to 64
259
Age 65 and over
324
Median Age
39 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
24.7%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $20,189
Median 4-person family income $46,492
Median household income $39,213

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$30,640
Female
$24,688

Families below the poverty level 5.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
1,211 1,710
Employed
1,151 1,653
Unemployed
60 57
Unemployment Rate
5.0% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
109 149
Average Weekly Wage
$461 $731
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
269 507
Average Weekly Wage
$276 $402
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
378 655
Average Weekly Wage
$329 $477
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
104 139
Average Weekly Wage
$359 $626
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
482 794
Average Weekly Wage
$336 $503
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Campton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are part of Pemi-Baker Coopertive ( Ashland, Campton, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Wentworth) District: SAU 48
Career Technology Center(s): Plymouth Regional High School Region: 05

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
1
Grade Levels
P K 1-8
Total Enrollment
349
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 65
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Laconia

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Owls Nest Golf Course Golf 60 1998
Sunset Grill Restaurant 25
Days Inn Lodging 18
Top Notch Tree Experts Logging/tree work 14
Campton Sand & Gravel Aggregate 12
Evergreen Embrodiery Textile 12
Cascraft Caskets 10 1990
Cargill Brake Construction
Persons Concrete Construction

TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 3
  State Routes 49, 175
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 27 - 28
         Distance Local access
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Plymouth Regional
Runway
2,380 ft. turf
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 52 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
67 miles
Portland, ME
97 miles
Boston, MA
117 miles
New York City, NY
321 miles
Montreal, Quebec
206 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
81.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
11.4%
Public transportation
0.3%
Walked
4.3%
Other Means
0.9%
Worked at home
1.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work 23.7 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
75%
Commuting out-of-state
5%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
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): Waterville Valley
   
Other: Summer Camp

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/14/07

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