Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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map_caption = Location in Grafton 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 = Grafton
government_type =
leader_title = Board of Selectmen
leader_name = Joan Sweeney, Chair
Margaret C. Turner
Bill Larsen
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1829
area_magnitude = 1 E8
area_total_km2 = 168.1
area_total_sq_mi = 64.9
area_land_km2 = 168.1
area_land_sq_mi = 64.9
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.04
area_water_percent = 0.05
population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 257
population_density_km2 = 1.5
population_density_sq_mi = 4.0
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 43 |latm = 57 |lats = 23 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 30 |longs = 31 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 459
elevation_ft = 1506
website = [http://www.watervillevalley.org/ www.watervillevalley.org]
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 03215
area_code = 603
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 33-79380
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Waterville Valley is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 257 at the 2000 census.

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.


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

The current town manager is Mark Decoteau.

The current Director of Public Safety is Chris Hodges.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of convert|64.9|sqmi|km2|lk=on, of which convert|0.04|sqmi|km2|abbr=on is water, comprising 0.05% of the town. The highest point in Waterville Valley is the North Peak of Mount Tripyramid, at convert|4180|ft|m|lk=on above sea level.


As of the censusGR|2 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/sq mi (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.


The Waterville Valley Elementary School is also known as the "Little Red School" and has thirty-five students enrolled for kindergarten through 8th grade (2006-2007 school year).

Notable inhabitants

* H. A. Rey and Margret Rey, co-authors of the "Curious George" books. The Curious George Cottage, where some of the books were written, is located next to the elementary school.
* Tom Corcoran, resort founder and Olympic skier


External links

* [http://www.watervillevalley.org Town website]
* [http://www.nh.gov/nhes/elmi/htmlprofiles/watervillevalley.html New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile]
* [http://www.waterville.com/ Waterville Valley resort]

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