Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Town
Waterville Valley Town Square, Village Rd, New Hampshire - panoramio.jpg
Waterville Valley Town Square
Motto(s): "The Town at the End of the Road"
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Coordinates: 43°57′23″N71°30′31″W / 43.95639°N 71.50861°W / 43.95639; -71.50861 Coordinates: 43°57′23″N71°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 William "Mike" Aronson, Chair
Margaret C. Turner
Richard Rita
  Town ManagerMark Decoteau
Area
  Total 64.9 sq mi (168.1 km2)
  Land64.9 sq mi (168.1 km2)
  Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.05%
Elevation1,506 ft (459 m)
Population (2010)
  Total247
  Density3.8/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code 03215
Area code(s) 603
FIPS code 33-79380
GNIS feature ID0873748
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]

Grafton County, New Hampshire County in the United States

Grafton County is a county in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. As of the 2010 census, the population was 89,118. Its county seat is North Haverhill, a village within the town of Haverhill. Until 1972, the county courthouse and other offices were in downtown Woodsville, a larger village within the town of Haverhill.

New Hampshire State of the United States of America

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by area and the 10th least populous of the 50 states. Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income taxed at either the state or local level. The New Hampshire primary is the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. Its license plates carry the state motto, "Live Free or Die". The state's nickname, "The Granite State", refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries.

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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 a variety of hiking options. The Mad River flows through the town, providing great views all year round.

Waterville Valley Resort ski resort in Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA

Waterville Valley is a ski resort in the northeast United States, located in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. Built on Mount Tecumseh, with a summit elevation of 4,004 feet (1,220 m) above sea level, the ski trails extend to a high point on the south ridge of the mountain at 3,840 feet (1,170 m), offering a vertical drop of 2,020 feet (615 m). The ski area has 11 lifts, including two high-speed quads and is located in the town of the same name. The slopes primarily face east and northeast.

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.

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Mount Tripyramid (New Hampshire) mountain in United States of America

Mount Tripyramid is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. The mountain, so-called because of the three distinct peaks along its mile-long summit ridge, is part of the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains. Scaur Peak and The Fool Killer are subsidiary peaks to the northwest and northeast. To the southeast, Tripyramid is flanked by The Sleepers.

Sea level Average level for the surface of the ocean at any given geographical position on the planetary surface

Mean sea level (MSL) is an average level of the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevation may be measured. MSL is a type of vertical datum – a standardised geodetic datum – that is used, for example, as a chart datum in cartography and marine navigation, or, in aviation, as the standard sea level at which atmospheric pressure is measured to calibrate altitude and, consequently, aircraft flight levels. A common and relatively straightforward mean sea-level standard is the midpoint between a mean low and mean high tide at a particular location.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1830 96
1840 63−34.4%
1850 42−33.3%
1860 4814.3%
1870 33−31.2%
1880 5463.6%
1890 39−27.8%
1900 5028.2%
1910 16−68.0%
1920 95493.8%
1930 23−75.8%
1940 2613.0%
1950 11−57.7%
1960 1427.3%
1970 109678.6%
1980 18065.1%
1990 151−16.1%
2000 25770.2%
2010 247−3.9%
Est. 2017243 [2] −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [3]

As of the census [4] 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.

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Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

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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.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

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 ]

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References

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  2. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017 (PEPANNRES): Minor Civil Divisions – New Hampshire" . Retrieved November 14, 2018.
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