Jackson, NH

Community Contact Town of Jackson
Gino Funicella, Chair
PO Box 268
Jackson, NH 03846
Telephone (603) 383-4223
Fax (603) 383-6980
E-mail townadmin@jackson-nh.org
Web Site www.jacksonvillage.net
Municipal Office Hours Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 12:30 and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, closed Friday
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: 1800
Origin: Once consisting of several large land grants given by Governor John Wentworth, the town was first named New Madbury, after the seacoast town. In 1800, the town was incorporated as Adams, in honor of President John Adams, who was then in office. The name Adams stuck until 1829, when General Andrew Jackson was inaugurated as President. Governor Benjamin Pierce, a staunch backer of President Jackson, was influential in changing the name of the town to Jackson. Jackson is the location of the Honeymoon Bridge, a scenic covered bridge built in 1876 that is popular with newlyweds for wedding photographs.
Villages and Place Names: Black Mountain Cabin, Ducks Head, Dundee, Jackson Falls, Panno Place
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 180 residents in 1800
Population Trends:Population change for Jackson totaled 496 over 50 years, from 344 in 1950 to 840 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for nearly half the total population change. The 2008 Census estimate for Jackson was 871 residents, which ranked 194th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 13.0 persons per square mile of land area. Jackson contains 66.8 square miles of land area and 0 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2009 $1,891,421
Budget: School Appropriations, 2009-2010 $2,185,677
Zoning Ordinance 1971/09
Master Plan 2003
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

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

Public Library Jackson Public

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 7 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Jackson Water Precinct

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 Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
Business
Yes
Residential
Yes

PROPERTY TAXES (NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration)
2008 Total Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $10.96
2008 Equalization Ratio 88.6
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $9.65

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
90.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings
9.2%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
0.7%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 999
2008 Single-Family Units 815
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
12
2008 Multi-Family Units 181
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 3
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 871 47,408
2000 840 43,918
1990 680 35,526
1980 642 27,929
1970 404 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
416
Female
419

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
40
Age 5 to 19
113
Age 20 to 34
107
Age 35 to 54
270
Age 55 to 64
123
Age 65 and over
182
Median Age
45.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
97.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
53.1%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $25,718
Median 4-person family income $59,327
Median household income $49,583

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,813
Female
$26,667

Families below the poverty level 6.1%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
465 477
Employed
450 465
Unemployed
15 12
Unemployment Rate
3.2% 2.5%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
24 11
Average Weekly Wage
$331 $563
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
525 467
Average Weekly Wage
$299 $476
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
549 478
Average Weekly Wage
$301 $478
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
32 37
Average Weekly Wage
$351 $563
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
581 514
Average Weekly Wage
$303 $484
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Jackson operates grades K-6; grades 7-8 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
1
Grade Levels
K 1-6
Total Enrollment
55
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:1 Total Capacity:30
Nearest Community/Technical College:White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Granite State College-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Wentworth Inn Inn
Nestlenook Farms Inn
Eagle Mountain House Inn, convention center
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Cross country skiing, tours
Red Fox Restaurant, pub
Wildcat Inn & Tavern Inn, restaurant
Shannon Door Pub Restaurant, pub

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 16A, 16B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 35 or 23
Distance 42 miles; 62 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Gorham Airport
Runway
2,800 ft. turf
Lighted?
No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Jetport Distance 70 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
101 miles
Portland, ME
73 miles
Boston, MA
145 miles
New York City, NY
356 miles
Montreal, Quebec
213 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
82.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
3.6%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
6.6%
Other Means
2.3%
Worked at home
4.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 16.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
39%
Commuting to another NH community
56%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X 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
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):Wildcat, Mount Cranmore, Black Mountain, Attitash
Other:Snow Shoeing

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

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