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Community Contact Town of Hart's Location
Board of Selectmen
979 US Route 302, PO Box 540
  Hart's Location, NH 03812
Telephone (603) 374-6397
Fax Not Available
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: second and fourth Monday, 5-6:30, or by appointment; Town Clerk: Monday, 2:30-5, fourth Saturday each month, 8-10
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 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County District 2
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, residents are first to cast votes in the presidential election.
Villages and Place Names: Notchland, Sawyers River, Willey House
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 12 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Hart's Location, the state's smallest town, totaled 58 over 50 years, from 7 in 1970 to 65 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 286 percent increase from 1970 to 1980, a gain of 20 residents. The town's population increased by 59 percent from 2010 to 2020, a gain of 24 residents. The 2022 Census estimate for Hart's Location was 63 residents, ranking last, 234th, among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 3.3 persons per square mile of land area. 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,2021 $126,100
Budget:School Appropriations,2021-2022 $168,106
Zoning Ordinance 1973/09
Master Plan 2000
Capital Improvement Plan No
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen
    Appointed: Planning
Public Library No Library

Emergency Services
Police Department Carroll County Sheriff
Fire Department Bartlett Fire Dept.
Emergency Medical Service Bartlett, Jackson - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 16 miles   25

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 None
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    Recycling Program Mandatory
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Satellite
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service: Business Limited
High Speed Internet Service: Resident No

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $4.19
2022 Equalization Ratio 87.4
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $3.63
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 85.5%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 11.5%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 3%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 69
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 69
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 0
    Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 0

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 63   52,154
   2020 65   50,107
   2010 41   47,818
   2000 38   43,666
   1990 35   35,410
   1980 27   27,931

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   41 Female   12
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 0
      Age 5 to 19 0
      Age 20 to 34 5
      Age 35 to 54 7
      Age 55 to 64 16
      Age 65 and over 25
            Median Age 64.8 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 53
      High school graduation or higher 100.0%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 9.4%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $49,587
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $
      Female $85,536
Individuals below poverty level 0.0%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 38   37
    Employed 37   37
    Unemploymed 1   0
    Unemployment rate 2.6%   0.0%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-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  
    Average Employment  n  n
    Average Weekly Wage  n  n
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  4  4
    Average Weekly Wage  $420  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  n  n
    Average Weekly Wage  n  n
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Grades K-8 are tuitioned to Bartlett; grades 9-12 are tuitioned 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

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

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Notchland Inn Lodging, hospitality, & meals 8 1987
Crawford Notch Store & Campground General store & campground 8 2007
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes: 302
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?  Yes Navigation Aids?  No
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Portland (ME) International Distance   84 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 8
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 126 miles
    Portland, Maine 73 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 145 miles
    New York City, New York 356 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 205 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 96.6%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 0.0%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 0.0%
  Traveled by other means: 0.0%
  Worked at home: 3.4%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 25.5 minutes
Work in community of residence: 55.2%
Commute to other NH community: 44.8%
Commute out-of-state: 0.0%
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
Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: Attitash, Bretton Woods
Other: Crawford Notch State Park; White Mtn National Forest