Carroll, New Hampshire

Carroll, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Carroll, New Hampshire
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map_caption = Location in Coos County, New Hampshire
settlement_type = Town

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Hampshire
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Coos
government_type =
leader_title = Board of Selectmen
leader_name = Allen Strasser
William Wright
Bonnie Moroney
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1882
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 130.0
area_total_sq_mi = 50.2
area_land_km2 = 130.0
area_land_sq_mi = 50.2
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.04
area_water_percent = 0.06
population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 663
population_density_km2 = 5.1
population_density_sq_mi = 13.2
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 44 |latm = 17 |lats = 54 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 32 |longs = 26 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 438
elevation_ft = 1437
website = []
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03598
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-10100
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0873560
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Carroll is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 663 at the 2000 census. The two largest villages are Twin Mountain and Bretton Woods. Carroll is an important access point for recreational areas in the White Mountains, including many 4,000-footers, the Zealand River area, the Presidential Range, and the Presidential Dry River Wilderness. On the 1816 Carrigain map of New Hampshire, Carroll is known as "Breton Woods."

Carroll is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Carroll was granted in 1772 with the name Bretton Woods, after Governor John Wentworth's estate, Bretton Hall. In 1832 the name was changed to Carroll, after Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The town was incorporated in 1882.

The 1944 International Monetary Conference, which resulted in the creation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, was held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Carroll.


Twin Mountain, which has a small airstrip, is primarily a summer and winter resort town located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 3 from Franconia and U.S. Highway 302 from Bethlehem. Bretton Woods is a year-round recreational and resort area on Highway 302 southeast toward Hart's Location. New Hampshire Route 115 leads from Carroll to Jefferson, with scenic views of Whitefield, Lancaster and the northern White Mountains.

A substantial portion of the town is part of the White Mountain National Forest, including Cherry Mountain ("Mount Martha", at convert|3554|ft|m above sea level), which is traversed by the Cohos Trail; and part of the Dartmouth Range, which contains Mount Deception, the summit of which at convert|3670|ft|m|abbr=on is the highest point in town. The southeast corner of town boasts the Mount Washington Hotel and Crawford Notch State Park. The Ammonoosuc River rises at the confluence of several brooks and flows westward generally along Highway 302 through town. The Saco River rises in Crawford Notch and runs south-southeast to the Maine coast.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|50.2|sqmi|km2, of which convert|50.2|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is land and convert|0.04|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is water, comprising 0.06% of the town. Carroll lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed.cite book |title=Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers |url= |last=Foster |first=Debra H. |coauthors=Batorfalvy, Tatianna N.; and Medalie, Laura |publisher=U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Geological Survey |year=1995]


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 663 people, 279 households, and 189 families residing in the town. The population density was 13.2 people per square mile (5.1/km²). There were 740 housing units at an average density of 14.7/sq mi (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.79% White, 0.75% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,286, and the median income for a family was $45,227. Males had a median income of $27,426 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,734. About 3.1% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.


External links

* [ Carroll, NH "Official Website"]
* [ New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]

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