Sugar Hill New Hampshire Community Profile

Sugar hill new hampshire community profile
Sugar Hill, NH
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 not available

Municipal Office Hours Administrative Assistant: Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 4 pm - 6 pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 am - 1 pm

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 1
State Representative
Grafton County District 3
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 the hills. In 1929, Austrian Sig Buchmayr established the first organized ski school in the United States near Peckett's-on-Sugar Hill, one of the earliest resorts to promote winter vacationing.

Villages and Place Names: unknown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 336 residents in 1970

Population Trends: Sugar Hill was incorporated in 1962, and the first Census for the town was in 1970. Since then, population change totaled 228, from 336 in 1970 to 564 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 24 percent between 1990 and 2000. The 2006 Census estimate for Sugar Hill was 597 residents, which ranked 212th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.

Population Density, 2006: 34.9 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, 2006 $924,357
Budget: School Appropriations not available
Zoning Ordinance 1968/06
Master Plan 1993
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
Town Fire Insurance Rating 9/10
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Littleton Regional, Littleton 12 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 Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:  
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) 
2006 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.70
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.66

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
92.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
5.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.3%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 422
   
2006 Single-Family Units 381
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
11
2006 Multi-Family Units 36
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 5
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 597 85,336
2000 564 81,826
1990 454 74,998
1980 397 65,806
1970 336 54,194

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
280
Female
283

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
19
Age 5 to 19
98
Age 20 to 34
62
Age 35 to 54
196
Age 55 to 64
83
Age 65 and over
105
Median Age
46.1 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
95.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher
48.6%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $29,743
Median 4-person family income $60,288
Median household income $49,219

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$36,667
Female
$25,714

Families below the poverty level 4.3%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
250 354
Employed
241 344
Unemployed
9 10
Unemployment Rate
3.6% 2.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average Covered Employment 1996 2006
Goods Producing Industries  
Average Employment
19 45
Average Weekly Wage
$375 $711
   
Service Providing Industries  
Average Employment
93 96
Average Weekly Wage
$194 $267
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
112 141
Average Weekly Wage
$225 $408
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
10 13
Average Weekly Wage
$293 $452
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
122 154
Average Weekly Wage
$230 $411
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: Granite State College-Littleton
LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Presby Construction Septic, construction 15+
Polly's Pancake Parlor Restaurant, mail orders
Sunset Hill House Inn, restaurant, golf course
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
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 Airport
Runway
2,305 ft. turf
Lighted?
No  Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 64 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
99 miles
Portland, ME
118 miles
Boston, MA
150 miles
New York City, NY
324 miles
Montreal, Quebec
178 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
70.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
7.6%
Public transportation
1.0%
Walked
9.6%
Other Means
4.3%
Worked at home
7.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.3 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
23%
Commuting to another NH community
73%
Commuting out-of-state
4%
   
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
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists 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
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Cannon Mtn
   
Other: Sugar Hill Historical Museum
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/20/07

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