Eaton, NH

Community Contact Eaton Board of Selectmen
David Maudsley, Secretary
Town Hall PO Box 88
Eaton, NH 03832
Telephone (603) 447-2840
Fax (603) 447-2560
E-mail eatonth@roadrunner.com
Web Site www.eatonnh.org
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday, 9 am - 3 pm & 7 pm - 9 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 9 am - 11 am, and Tuesday, 7 pm - 9 pm
County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway NH-ME LMA, NH Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
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 3
State Representative
Carroll County District 2
Incorporated: 1766
Origin: This town was chartered in 1766 to Clement March and other as Eaton. The name was in honor of Governor Theophilus Eaton of Connecticut (1590-1658). A prosperous London merchant, he was a generous contributor to the funds needed to settle Massachusetts in 1630. He later came to America and founded a colony at New Haven, Connecticut, along with John Davenport and David Yale, great-grandfather of the founder of Yale University, and served as Connecticut's governor for 19 years. Eaton includes the village of Snowville, named for the Snow family who started a sawmill there in 1825.
Villages and Place Names: Eaton Center, Snowville
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 253 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Population change for Eaton totaled 156 over 50 years, from 221 in 1950 to 377 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change, 46 percent between 1960 and 1970, resulted in a numeric increase of 70, close to half the total numeric change. The 2008 Census estimate for Eaton was 416 residents, which ranked 217th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 17.0 persons per square mile of land area. Eaton contains 24.4 square miles of land area and 1.2 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $554,841
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009 $735,119
Zoning Ordinance 1973/07
Master Plan 2004
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department No
Fire Department Freedom & Center Conway - Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Freedom & Center Conway - Volunteer & Medstar- Commercial

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 10 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
No
Recycling
Mandatory

Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Limited
Residential
Limited

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.34
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $11.34

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
93.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings
4.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.6%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 287
2008 Single-Family Units 265
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
3
2008 Multi-Family Units 21
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 2
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 416 47,408
2000 377 43,918
1990 363 35,526
1980 256 27,929
1970 221 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
184
Female
191

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
8
Age 5 to 19
86
Age 20 to 34
30
Age 35 to 54
160
Age 55 to 64
46
Age 65 and over
45
Median Age
45.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
33.2%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $21,122
Median 4-person family income $53,750
Median household income $46,429

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$31,458
Female
$23,750

Families below the poverty level 3.6%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
261 219
Employed
257 212
Unemployed
4 7
Unemployment Rate
1.5% 3.2%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
11 n
Average Weekly Wage
$318 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
37 n
Average Weekly Wage
$258 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
47 45
Average Weekly Wage
$272 $546
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
5 6
Average Weekly Wage
$120 $292
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
52 51
Average Weekly Wage
$257 $517
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:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Granite State College-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Snowvillage Inn Bed & breakfast 5
Crystal Lake Inn Bed & breakfast 2

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 32 or 24
Distance 42 miles; 46 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 54 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
81 miles
Portland, ME
56 miles
Boston, MA
125 miles
New York City, NY
336 miles
Montreal, Quebec
227 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
83.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
4.1%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
5.3%
Other Means
1.8%
Worked at home
5.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
20%
Commuting to another NH community
69%
Commuting out-of-state
11%
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
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
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):King Pine
Other:Camps

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 08/12/09

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