Hart's Location, NH

Community Contact Hart's Location Board of Selectmen
Marion Varney, Town Clerk
5 Forest Rd, Varney Residence
Hart's Location, NH 03812
Telephone (603) 374-2436
Fax not available
E-mail board@hartslocation.com
Web Site www.hartslocation.com
Municipal Office Hours Open by appointment only
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 1
Incorporated: 1772
Origin: This long, narrow piece of land encompassing Crawford Notch bears the name of Colonel John Hart, who had fought in the French War. In 1772 the land was granted to Thomas Chadbourne of Portsmouth. Hart's Location was the site of the famous Willey's Slide, an avalanche that killed Samuel Willey and his entire family in 1826. Mount Willey is named in their honor, as is the village of Avalanche. The town is also the gravesite of Abel Crawford, for whom Crawford Notch is named. Every four years this tiny community gains national attention when, along with Dixville Notch, its residents are the first to cast votes in the New Hampshire presidential primary and election.
Villages and Place Names: Notchland, Sawyers River, Willey House
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 12 residents in 1790
Population Trends:Still the state's smallest incorporated town, population change for Hart's Location totaled 27 over 50 years, from 11 in 1950 to 38 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was 286 percent between 1970 and 1980, however, the numeric change was just 20. The 2008 Census estimate for Hart's Location was 40 residents, ranking last among New Hampshire's 234 incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 2.1 persons per square mile of land area, the lowest population density among the cities and towns. Hart’s Location contains 19.2 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2004 $17,700
Budget: School Appropriations, 2004 $55,500
Zoning Ordinance 1973/04
Master Plan 2000
Capital Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen
Appointed:
Planning

Public Library No Library

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department No
Fire Department No
Emergency Medical Service Bartlett, Jackson - Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 16 miles 25

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
Municipal
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
none

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

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $6.65
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $6.34

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
84.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings
13.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 58
2008 Single-Family Units 57
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
2
2008 Multi-Family Units 1
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 0
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 40 47,408
2000 38 43,918
1990 35 35,526
1980 27 27,929
1970 7 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
18
Female
19

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
2
Age 5 to 19
7
Age 20 to 34
6
Age 35 to 54
11
Age 55 to 64
1
Age 65 and over
10
Median Age
39.3 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
52.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $19,610
Median 4-person family income $70,833
Median household income $41,250

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$26,250
Female
$28,750

Families below the poverty level 0.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
28 21
Employed
28 20
Unemployed
0 1
Unemployment Rate
0.0% 4.8%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
0 0
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $0
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
0 4
Average Weekly Wage
$0 $382
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
n n
Average Weekly Wage
n n
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Grades K-8 are tuitioned to Bartlett; grades 9-12 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
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Granite State College-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Notchland Inn Lodging, hospitality, and meals 8 1987

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes 302
State Routes
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 35
Distance 27 miles
Railroad Maine Central
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Twin Mountain
Runway
2,640 ft. asphalt
Lighted?
Call ahead Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Jetport Distance 84 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
110 miles
Portland, ME
82 miles
Boston, MA
153 miles
New York City, NY
358 miles
Montreal, Quebec
198 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
66.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
0.0%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
16.7%
Other Means
0.0%
Worked at home
16.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 12.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
0%
Commuting to another NH community
100%
Commuting out-of-state
0%
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
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Cranmore, Attitash
Other:Crawford Notch State Park

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/16/09

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