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Community Contact Town of Albany
Kelley Collins, Town Administrator
1972-A NH Route 16
  Albany, NH 03818
Telephone (603) 447-6038
Fax (603) 452-5633
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday and Tuesday, 8-4, Wednesday, 10-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-7, Wednesday, 11-2:30, first Saturday each month, 9-12
County Carroll County
Labor Market Area Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH portion
Tourism Region White Mountain Region
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council
Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
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 589 over 50 years, from 259 in 1970 to 763 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 48 percent increase from 1970 to 1980, followed by a 40 percent increase from 1980 to 1990. The town's population increased by four percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Albany was 785 residents, which ranked 203rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 10.4 persons per square mile of land area. Albany contains 75.4 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2023 $832,026
Budget:School Appropriations,2022-2023 $1,715,520
Zoning Ordinance 1982/20
Master Plan 2014
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 Subcontracted out
Fire Department Subcontracted out
Emergency Medical Service Subcontracted out
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 11 miles   25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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 Program Mandatory
Telephone Company Charter/Spectrum
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Business Yes
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Yes

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $10.9
2022 Equalization Ratio 70.8
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $7.7
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 82.2%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 15.3%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 2.5%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 538
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 443
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 16
    Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 79

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 785   52,154
   2020 763   50,107
   2010 742   47,818
   2000 669   43,666
   1990 538   35,410
   1980 383   27,931

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   304 Female   404
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 16
      Age 5 to 19 84
      Age 20 to 34 128
      Age 35 to 54 176
      Age 55 to 64 184
      Age 65 and over 120
            Median Age 50.1 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 571
      High school graduation or higher 97.7%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 45.5%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $35,598
Median Family Income $69,179
Median Household Income $66,607
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $49,875
      Female $42,500
Individuals below poverty level 8.6%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 379   344
    Employed 354   337
    Unemploymed 25   7
    Unemployment rate 6.6%   2.0%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  25  23
    Average Weekly Wage  $728  $889
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  96  96
    Average Weekly Wage  $362  $843
Total Private  
    Average Employment  121  119
    Average Weekly Wage  $438  $852
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  6  9
    Average Weekly Wage  $295  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  127  128
    Average Weekly Wage  $432  $806
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-12 are tuitioned to Conway District: SAU 9
Career Technology Center: Mount Washington Valley CTC (Conway)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools        
Grade Levels        
Total Enrollment        
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains; Lakes Region
Nearest College or Universities: Plymouth State; St. Joseph's College of Maine

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     0   Capacity:     0

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 6 1970
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
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 Navigation Aids?  Yes
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Portland (ME) International Distance   62 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 8
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 84 miles
    Portland, Maine 62 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 135 miles
    New York City, New York 344 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 223 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 68.2%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 6.5%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 0.6%
  Traveled by other means: 0.0%
  Worked at home: 24.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 25.8 minutes
Work in community of residence: 91.1%
Commute to other NH community: 8.3%
Commute out-of-state: 0.6%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 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
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
X Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Cranmore, King Pine