Madison, NH

Community Contact Madison Board of Selectmen
Melissa Shackford Arias, Town Administrator
PO Box 248
Madison, NH 03849
Telephone (603) 367-4332
Fax (603) 367-4547
E-mail office@madison-nh.org
Web Site www.madison-nh.org
Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; closed Friday
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: 1852
Origin: This territory was one of the first land grants set aside for soldiers who had survived the Seven Years' War against France. The grants of about two thousand acres each were issued by Governor Benning Wentworth to six soldiers originally from Londonderry, Derryfield, Goffstown, or Weare. The land covered by these grants, parts of Eaton and Albany, was incorporated in 1852 in honor of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, who was born 100 years earlier. Madison framed the Bill of Rights, served as Jefferson's Secretary of State, and was President during the War of 1812.
Villages and Place Names: East Madison, Silver Lake, Eidelweiss
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 826 residents in 1860
Population Trends:Population change for Madison totaled 1,512 over 50 years, from 486 in 1950 to 1,998 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change was an 84 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 62 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2008 Census estimate for Madison was 2,302 residents, which ranked 126th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density, 2008: 59.5 persons per square mile of land area. Madison contains 38.7 square miles of land area and 2.2 square miles of inland water area.
MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2008 $2,360,563
Budget: School Appropriations, 2008-2009 $5,230,687
Zoning Ordinance 1987/08
Master Plan 2002
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board

Boards and Commissions
Elected:
Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Advisory; Budget; Fire; Old Home Week
Appointed:
Conservation; Zoning; Highway Safety, Recreation

Public Library Madison

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

Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 13 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Eidelweiss - Village District

Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash Pickup
none
Pay-As-You-Throw Program
No
Recycling
Voluntary

Telephone Company BayRing
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) $13.57
2008 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2008 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $13.55

2008 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings
94.2%
Commercial Land and Buildings
4.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other
1.1%

HOUSING (NH Office of Energy and Planning)
2008 Total Housing Units 1,937
2008 Single-Family Units 1,756
Single-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
28
2008 Multi-Family Units 101
Multi-Family Permits Issued, Net Change of Units
0
2008 Manufactured Housing Units 80
DEMOGRAPHICS (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
2008 2,302 47,408
2000 1,998 43,918
1990 1,702 35,526
1980 1,051 27,929
1970 572 18,548

Census 2000 Demographics
Population by Gender
Male
1,013
Female
971

Population by Age Group
Under age 5
89
Age 5 to 19
452
Age 20 to 34
290
Age 35 to 54
720
Age 55 to 64
194
Age 65 and over
239
Median Age
39.6 years

Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher
91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher
26.4%

ANNUAL INCOME, 1999 (US Census Bureau)
Per capita income $20,608
Median 4-person family income $51,080
Median household income $43,523

Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male
$32,422
Female
$22,159

Families below the poverty level 2.0%

LABOR FORCE (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average 1998 2008
Civilian Labor Force
1,089 1,436
Employed
1,057 1,393
Unemployed
32 43
Unemployment Rate
2.9% 3.0%

EMPLOYMENT & WAGES (NHES - ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 1998 2008
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment
185 190
Average Weekly Wage
$571 $837
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment
179 331
Average Weekly Wage
$399 $514
Total Private Industry
Average Employment
364 521
Average Weekly Wage
$486 $632
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment
24 91
Average Weekly Wage
$370 $550
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment
388 612
Average Weekly Wage
$479 $620
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES (NH Dept. of Education)
Schools students attend: Madison operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Conway District:SAU 13
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
167
NH Licensed Child Care Facilities, 2009: Total Facilities:3 Total Capacity:93
Nearest Community/Technical College:Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities:Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Conway

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Purity Springs Resort Ski resort 100 1930
Madison Lumber Mill Lumber 58 1980
Chick Industrial Packaging Industrial pallets 37 1981
MacLean Precision Machine Company Job shop 40 1977
SOLO Wilderness Medical School Inc. Medical, survival school 15 1980
Silver Lake Hardware Hardware store 24 1982
Jog-A-Lite Reflective clothing 8 1977
F W Webb Plumbing supplies 7 2006
Richardson Manufacturing Sewing 10 1978

TRANSPORTATION(Distance estimated from city / town hall)
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 41, 113, 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 23
Distance 38 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 56 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 6

Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH
77 miles
Portland, ME
56 miles
Boston, MA
121 miles
New York City, NY
332 miles
Montreal, Quebec
229 miles

COMMUTING TO WORK (US Census)
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van
80.9%
Carpooled, car/truck/van
10.6%
Public transportation
0.0%
Walked
2.7%
Other Means
1.0%
Worked at home
4.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents:
Working in community of residence
22%
Commuting to another NH community
72%
Commuting out-of-state
6%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, ANDEVENTS
X 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
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s):King Pine
Other:Madison Boulder Natural Area; Hoyt Sanctuary; Madison Cascades

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2009. Community Response Received 09/23/09

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