Albany, NH

Community Contact Town of Albany
Kathleen Vizard, Administrative Assistant
1972-A NH Route 16
Albany, NH 03818
Telephone (603) 447-6038
Fax (603) 447-6038
E-mail contact@albanynh.org
Web Site www.albanynh.org
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm, Friday 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday and Wednesday, 8 am - 12 noon, Tuesday 4 pm - 7 pm
County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway NH-ME LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region White Mountains
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council
Election Districts
US Congress
District 1
Executive Council
District 1
State Senate
District 1
State Representative
Carroll County District 2
Incorporated: 1766
Origin: One of the grants made to soldiers who fought the French at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in 1745, this town was first chartered in 1766 as Burton, to honor General Jonathan Burton of Wilton. In 1833, the town was incorporated and renamed Albany, probably in recognition of the charter of the New York City to Albany New York railroad in that same year. Mount Chocorua, Mount Paugus and the southeastern corner of the White Mountain National Forest are within Albany's borders. Also located in Albany is the Albany Bridge, a 120-foot covered bridge spanning the Swift River, built in 1858.
Villages and Place Names: Ferncroft, Passaconaway, Paugus Mill
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 170 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Albany totaled 507 over 50 years, from 154 in 1950 to 661 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 77 percent increase between 1960 and 1970, though the numeric change was only 113. The 2008 Census estimate for Albany was 716 residents, which ranked 206th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 9.5 persons per square mile of land area. Albany contains 75.4 square miles of land area and 0.3 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2008 $627,849
Budget: School Appropriations, 2008 $1,392,474
Zoning Ordinance 1982/06
Master Plan 2001
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Subcontracted out
Fire Department Subcontracted out
Emergency Medical Service Subcontracted out

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 11 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells

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

Telephone Company Norcom
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)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $10.87
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $10.57

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
87.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings
11.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.0%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 564
2008 Single-Family Units 459
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
3
2008 Multi-Family Units 15
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 90
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 716 47,408
2000 661 43,918
1990 538 35,526
1980 383 27,929
1970 259 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
328
Female
326

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
48
Age 5 to 19
135
Age 20 to 34
120
Age 35 to 54
229
Age 55 to 64
70
Age 65 and over
52
Median Age
37.4 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher
18.3%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $20,690
Median 4-person family income $39,250
Median household income $36,635

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$29,821
Female
$20,250

Families below the poverty level 10.8%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
349 369
Employed
340 357
Unemployed
9 12
Unemployment Rate
2.6% 3.3%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
n 39
Average Weekly Wage
n $713
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n 61
Average Weekly Wage
n $338
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
59 100
Average Weekly Wage
$346 $485
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
1 4
Average Weekly Wage
$337 $387
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
61 104
Average Weekly Wage
$346 $481
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are tuitioned to Conway District:SAU 9
Career Technology Center(s): Kennett High School, Conway Region:06
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:0 Total Capacity:0
Nearest Community/Technical College:White Mountains; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Granite State College-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
A J Coleman & Sons Construction company 190
Discount Beverage II Convenience store 12 1989
Profile Subaru/RV Car, motorcycle, RV sales, service 10
Albany Service Center Garage, gas station 6 1970
LCR Nursery Flower, plant nursery 5 1998

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 112, 113
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 23 - 24
Distance 40 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Eastern Slopes, Fryeburg ME
Runway
4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Jetport Distance 62 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
82 miles
Portland, ME
66 miles
Boston, MA
127 miles
New York City, NY
338 miles
Montreal, Quebec
229 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
76.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
13.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
3.4%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
7.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 19.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
18%
Commuting to another NH community
74%
Commuting out-of-state
8%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
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
X Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Cranmore, King Pine
Other:

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 08/11/09

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