Ellsworth New Hampshire Community Profile

Ellsworth New Hampshire Community Profile
Ellsworth, NH
Community Contact Town of Ellsworth
Board of Selectmen
3 Ellsworth Pond Rd
Ellsworth , NH 03223

Telephone (603) 726-3551
Fax (603) 726-8994
E-mail not available
Web Site not available

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: second Tuesday of each month by appointment; Town Clerk: Thursday, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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: 1802

Origin: At the time of the original 1769 grant, this town was called Trecothick, in honor of Barlow Trecothick, Lord Mayor of London and head of the East India Company. Trecothick was one of the people who worked to set New Hampshire up as a separate province with its own governor. Few settlements were made until after the Revolution, and the town was incorporated in 1802 as Ellsworth, to honor Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut. That year Justice Ellsworth had negotiated a peace treaty with France that resulted in the Louisiana Purchase.

Villages and Place Names: unknown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 47 residents in 1800

Population Trends: With less than 100 residents, Ellsworth remains the second-smallest community in New Hampshire. While two decades had a decennial percent change of over 300 percent, numeric change was very small, totaling 63 over 50 years, from 24 in 1950 to 87 in 2000. The 2006 Census estimate for Ellsworth was 85 residents, ranking next to last among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 4.0 persons per square mile of land area, the third lowest among the cities and towns. Ellsworth contains 21.4 square miles of land area and 0.1 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2007 $128,355
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan No
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Volunteer
Town Fire Insurance Rating 8B/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 13 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier 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
No
Recycling
Mandatory

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.58
2006 Equalization Ratio 111.8
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $12.32

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
96.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
0.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
3.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 76
   
2006 Single-Family Units 75
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
-1
2006 Multi-Family Units 0
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 1
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 85 85,336
2000 87 81,826
1990 74 74,998
1980 53 65,806
1970 13 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
44
Female
43

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
2
Age 5 to 19
24
Age 20 to 34
12
Age 35 to 54
24
Age 55 to 64
12
Age 65 and over
13
Median Age
41.2 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
34.9%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $22,706
Median 4-person family income $34,750
Median household income $33,750

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$26,500
Female
$21,250

Families below the poverty level 0.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
34 36
Employed
33 35
Unemployed
1 1
Unemployment Rate
2.9% 2.8%

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
0 0
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $0
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
0 0
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $0
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
0 0
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $0
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
0 0
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $0
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades 1-8 are tuitioned to Campton; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Pemi-Baker Cooperative (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
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2007: Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Laconia
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Not available

TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 28
         Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
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 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
71 miles
Portland, ME
104 miles
Boston, MA
121 miles
New York City, NY
325 miles
Montreal, Quebec
209 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
0.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
5.9%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
11.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 42.6 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
26%
Commuting to another NH community
68%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
   
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
Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Waterville Valley
   
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 09/21/07

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