Waterville Valley New Hampshire Community Profile

Waterville valley new hampshire community profile
Waterville Valley, NH
Community Contact Town of Waterville Valley
Mark Decoteau, Town Manager
PO Box 500, Town Office
Waterville Valley, NH 03215

Telephone (603) 236-4730
Fax (603) 236-2056
E-mail townofwv@watervillevalley.org
Web Site www.watervillevalley.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 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 1
State Representative
Grafton County District 3
Incorporated: 1829

Origin: Waterville was incorporated in 1829 from the Gillis and Foss Grant, and the John Raymond Grant. For many years the town was a popular summer resort. In 1911, the Weeks Act was passed, authorizing the federal government to purchase lands for stream-flow protection, and to maintain those lands as national forests. The first land purchases for the White Mountain National Forest were in 1914, and as a result, the town of Waterville lost a substantial amount of acreage. Major development of Waterville as a winter recreation area began about 1965. In 1967, by an act of the General Court, the town officially adopted the name Waterville Valley.

Villages and Place Names: unknown

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 16 residents in 1820

Population Trends: Waterville Valley had the largest percent change in population, growing more than 23 times larger over 50 years. Despite the large percent increase, numeric population change totaled just 247, from 11 in 1950 to 258 in 2000. The 2006 Census estimate for Waterville Valley was 269 residents, which ranked 229th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns, the sixth smallest community.

Population Density, 2006: 4.2 persons per square mile of land area, the fourth lowest among the cities and towns. Waterville Valley contains 64.4 square miles of land area and 0.02 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2005 $3,056,391
Budget: School Appropriations, 2006 $1,530,124
Zoning Ordinance 1973/06
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Osceola

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time
Town Fire Insurance Rating 4/9
Emergency Medical Service Full-time

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Speare Memorial, Plymouth 19 miles 35

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Waterville Valley Water Dept

Sanitation Municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
Municipal
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) $8.78
2006 Equalization Ratio 100
2006 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $8.71

2006 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
91.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings
8.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.4%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning) 
2006 Total Housing Units 1,191
   
2006 Single-Family Units 140
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
8
2006 Multi-Family Units 1,051
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
5
2006 Manufactured Housing Units 0
   
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau) 
Total Population Community County
2006 269 85,336
2000 258 81,826
1990 151 74,998
1980 180 65,806
1970 109 54,914

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
131
Female
126

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
13
Age 5 to 19
47
Age 20 to 34
31
Age 35 to 54
88
Age 55 to 64
43
Age 65 and over
35
Median Age
45.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
95.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher
51.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau) 
Per capita income $26,400
Median 4-person family income $55,625
Median household income $40,417

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$34,167
Female
$34,063

Families below the poverty level 6.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI) 
Annual Average 1996 2006
Civilian Labor Force
104 119
Employed
101 115
Unemployed
3 4
Unemployment Rate
2.9% 3.4%

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
558 513
Average Weekly Wage
$250 $396
   
Total Private Industry  
Average Employment
558 513
Average Weekly Wage
$250 $396
   
Government (Federal, State, and Local)  
Average Employment
41 64
Average Weekly Wage
$434 $447
   
Total, Private plus Government  
Average Employment
599 577
Average Weekly Wage
$263 $402
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards
EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Waterville Valley operates grades K-8; 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
1
Grade Levels
K 1-8
Total Enrollment
36
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
Waterville Valley Resort, Inc. Ski area 500 1994
Golden Eagle Lodge Hotel 26 1989
Waterville Company Property sales/management/golf course 20 1965
Stone Property Management Property management 19 1994
Snowy Owl Hotel 13 1970
White Mountain Athletic Club Sports/athletic center 10 1986
Valley Inn Hotel, tavern 8 1976
TRANSPORTATION  (Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
  State Routes 49
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 28
         Distance 11 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Yes

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 62 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
77 miles
Portland, ME
97 miles
Boston, MA
127 miles
New York City, NY
330 miles
Montreal, Quebec
215 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over  
Drove alone, car/truck/van
72.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
12.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
5.6%
Other Means
2.8%
Worked at home
7.5%
Mean Travel Time to Work 20.9 minutes

Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
51%
Commuting to another NH community
41%
Commuting out-of-state
7%
   
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
X Swimming: Indoor Facility
X Swimming: Outdoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X 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
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Waterville Valley
   
Other: Full-service Recreation Dept; White Mountain Athletic Club; White Mountain National Forest
Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2007. Community Response Received 08/09/07

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