Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Town
Motto: "The Town at the End of the Road"
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Location in Grafton County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 43°57′23″N 71°30′31″W / 43.95639°N 71.50861°W / 43.95639; -71.50861Coordinates: 43°57′23″N 71°30′31″W / 43.95639°N 71.50861°W / 43.95639; -71.50861
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Grafton
Incorporated 1829
Government
 • Board of Selectmen Bill Larsen, Chair
Margaret C. Turner
Mike Aronson
Area
 • Total 64.9 sq mi (168.1 km2)
 • Land 64.9 sq mi (168.1 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.05%
Elevation 1,506 ft (459 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 247
 • Density 3.8/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 03215
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-79380
GNIS feature ID 0873748
Website www.watervillevalley.org

Waterville Valley is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 247 at the 2010 census.1

Waterville Valley attracts many visitors in the winter months with alpine skiing at Waterville Valley Resort and many miles of trails for cross-country skiing. During the summer, attractions include a golf course, tennis courts, and lots of hiking. The Mad River flows through the town, providing great views all year round.

History

The area was first settled in the 1760s, and incorporated as Waterville in 1829. The name Waterville Valley was adopted in 1967.citation needed

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 64.9 square miles (168 km2), of which 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2) is water, comprising 0.05% of the town. The highest point in Waterville Valley is the North Peak of Mount Tripyramid, at 4,180 feet (1,270 m) above sea level.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 257 people, 121 households, and 75 families residing in the town. The population density was 4.0 people per square mile (1.5/km²). There were 1,097 housing units at an average density of 16.9 per square mile (6.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.28% White, 1.95% Asian, 0.78% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 121 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 37.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 104.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,417, and the median income for a family was $55,625. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $34,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,400. About 6.8% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Education

The Waterville Valley Elementary School is also known as the "Little Red School" and has forty-one students enrolled for kindergarten through 8th grade (2011-2012 school year). The children at the school are able to bike, swim, ski, skate, and play tennis in Waterville Valley. There is a recreation department attached to the "Little Red School".citation needed

Media

In September 2011, locally-based SkiSat Cable was purchased by Time Warner Cable of Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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