Easton New Hampshire Community Profile

Easton New Hampshire Community Profile
Easton, NH
Community Contact Easton Board of Selectmen
Secretary to Selectman
1060 Easton Valley Road
Easton, NH 03580

Telephone (603) 823-8017
Fax (603) 823-7780
E-mail eastonselectboard@aaahawk.com
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Every other Monday, 6:30 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Thursday, 1 pm - 6 pm, or by appointment

County Grafton
Labor Market Area Littleton NH-VT LMA, NH Portion
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 3
Incorporated: 1876

Origin: This township was a portion of Landaff known as Eastern Landaff from that town's incorporation in 1774 until it was made a separate community and incorporated as Easton in 1867. The name seems to be a corruption of the word Eastern. One of the earliest settlers in Eastern Landaff was Asa Kinsman, and it is for this family that Mount Kinsman, the Kinsman Range, and Kinsman Notch are named. Like many New England families, the Kinsman family purchased land in Ohio, and there is still a town named Kinsman in Trumbull County, Ohio.

Villages and Place Names: Wildwood

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 302 residents in 1880

Population Trends: Population change for Easton totaled 163 over 50 years, from 94 in 1950 to 257 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change, 79 percent between 1980 and 1990, resulted in a numeric change of 98. The 2006 Census estimate for Easton was 286 residents, which ranked 228th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the seventh smallest community.

Population Density, 2006: 9.2 persons per square mile of land area. Easton contains 31.1 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $169,368
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1971/02
Master Plan 1997
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Easton Town

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department No
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Private

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 16 miles 25
Cottage Hospital, Woodsville 18 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
None
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
Yes
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company Verizon
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access No
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Yes
Residential
No

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $9.66
2006 Equalization Ratio 90.3
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $8.60

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings
1.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 218
   
2006 Single-Family Units 208
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Multi-Family Units 10
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 0
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 286 85,336
2000 257 81,826
1990 222 74,998
1980 124 65,806
1970 92 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
127
Female
129

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
7
Age 5 to 19
46
Age 20 to 34
21
Age 35 to 54
86
Age 55 to 64
46
Age 65 and over
50
Median Age
46.9 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher
48.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $31,841
Median 4-person family income $69,375
Median household income $49,167

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$41,875
Female
$23,750

Families below the poverty level 6.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
107 154
Employed
103 151
Unemployed
4 3
Unemployment Rate
3.7% 1.9%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
0 0
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $0
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
0 4
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $75
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
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) District: SAU 35
Career Technology Center(s): Gallen Regional Voc. Center, Littleton; White Mountain Regional High, Whitefield Region: 03

Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Berlin
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Littleton

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available

TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 112, 116
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 38
         Distance 6 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No

Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Franconia Airport
Runway
2,305 ft. turf
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
96 miles
Portland, ME
114 miles
Boston, MA
146 miles
New York City, NY
316 miles
Montreal, Quebec
181 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
77.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.7%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
1.5%
Other Means
6.9%
Worked at home
6.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.8 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
8%
Commuting to another NH community
85%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
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
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mtn
   
Other: Hiking; Swimming Holes; Private Tennis Courts

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/23/07

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