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Bartlett, New Hampshire

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Bartlett is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States The population was 2,788 at the 2010 census1 Bartlett includes the unincorporated communities of Glen, Kearsarge and Intervale It is set in the White Mountains, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest It is home to the Attitash ski resort

The primary settlement in town, where 373 resided at the 2010 census, is defined by the US Census Bureau as the Bartlett census-designated place CDP and is located at the intersection of US Route 302 with Bear Notch Road Albany Avenue


  • 1 History
  • 2 Tourism
  • 3 Geography
  • 4 Demographics
  • 5 Popular culture
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


Howard Hotel c 1920

Settled after 1769 and incorporated in 1790, the town is named for Dr Josiah Bartlett, the first chief executive to bear the name governor, a representative to the Continental Congress, and one of New Hampshire's three signers of the Declaration of Independence, placing his name directly under that of John Hancock Dr Bartlett founded the New Hampshire Medical Society in 1791 Bartlett became a railroad town in 1875 when the Maine Central Railroad's Mountain Division was built In 1954, Story Land, a theme park designed for young children, opened in Glen Attitash ski area opened in the 1960s

The Bartlett Roundhouse in Bartlett village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September 20152


Bartlett's views of the White Mountains have long made tourism a principal business The town has one covered bridge Attitash ski area is the second largest ski area in New Hampshirecitation needed Bartlett also is home to the Bear Notch Ski Touring area affording Nordic ski enthusiasts trails in the upper Saco River Valley Bartlett is also an attraction for railfans The Conway Scenic Railroad, a heritage railway in nearby North Conway, operates a train to the town daily for sightseeing in the spring, summer, and fall


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 753 square miles 195 km2, of which 749 square miles 194 km2 is land and 04 square miles 10 km2, or 057%, is water3 Bartlett is drained by the Saco and Ellis rivers The highest point in Bartlett is Mount Tremont, elevation 3,371 feet 1,027 m above sea level Mount Parker, elevation 3,004 ft 916 m, is in the north, and Bear Mountain, elevation 3,200 ft 980 m, is on the southern boundary Bartlett lies fully within the Saco River watershed4

In addition to the town center, Bartlett includes the following villages within its limits:

  • Glen, which is the home to the Story Land amusement park
  • Intervale, a resort community
  • Lower Bartlett, between Glen and Intervale, along the East Branch Saco River

Goodrich Falls on the Ellis River is in the northern part of the town, next to NH 16


Historical population
1850 761
1860 735 −34%
1870 629 −144%
1880 1,044 660%
1890 1,247 194%
1900 1,013 −188%
1910 1,197 182%
1920 1,059 −115%
1930 1,119 57%
1940 1,154 31%
1950 1,074 −69%
1960 1,013 −57%
1970 1,098 84%
1980 1,566 426%
1990 2,290 462%
2000 2,705 181%
2010 2,788 31%
Est 2015 2,760 −10%
US Decennial Census6
Diana's Baths on Lucy Brook

At the 2000 census,7 there were 2,705 people, 1,206 households and 745 families residing in the town The population density was 359 per square mile 139/km² There were 3,589 housing units at an average density of 477 per square mile 184/km² The racial makeup of the town was 9815% White, 015% African American, 030% Native American, 041% Asian, 063% from other races, and 037% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 041% of the population

There were 1,206 households of which 265% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 483% were married couples living together, 92% had a female householder with no husband present, and 382% were non-families 290% of all households were made up of individuals and 91% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 223 and the average family size was 273

Kearsarge Peg Mill c 1910

219% of the population were under the age of 18, 53% from 18 to 24, 295% from 25 to 44, 302% from 45 to 64, and 132% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 42 years For every 100 females there were 1005 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 1001 males

The median household income was $39,107 and the median family income was $43,203 Males had a median income of $30,387 versus $25,721 for females The per capita income for the town was $21,631 About 62% of families and 81% of the population were below the poverty line, including 131% of those under age 18 and 59% of those age 65 or over

Popular cultureedit

The West Wing television series contains a character named Josiah Bartlet, a fictional descendant of the real Josiah Bartlett for whom this town is namedcitation needed


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2010 Census figures Retrieved March 23, 2011
  2. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 9/28/15 through 10/02/15" National Park Service: National Register of Historic Places Retrieved Oct 14, 2015 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data G001 - Bartlett town, New Hampshire" US Census Bureau American Factfinder Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved November 7, 2011 
  4. ^ Foster, Debra H; Batorfalvy, Tatianna N; Medalie, Laura 1995 Water Use in New Hampshire: An Activities Guide for Teachers US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" Retrieved July 2, 2016 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" Censusgov Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved June 4, 2016 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Bartlett Historical Society
  • BartlettNHnet, local information
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
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