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Every community has its high and low points. View this slide show to learn more about some of the statistics for Carroll County, NH.

Every community has its high and low points. View this slide show to learn more about some of the statistics for Carroll County, NH.

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  • CARROLL COUNTY, NH DID YOU KNOW… Community Aspiration Forum, November 17, 2009
  • FUN FACT! Did you know that there are 10 other states with a Carroll County? Maryland Virginia Georgia Kentucky Arkansas Iowa Indiana Ohio Mississippi Illinois
  • …CARROLL COUNTY AND CONCORD ARE THE SAME SIZE DEMOGRAPHICALLY! Carroll Concord… County… 47,408 people 42,378 people (2008 estimate)* (2006 estimate) 933.80 64 square miles square miles 51 people per 662 people per square mile square mile *US Bureau of Census, Population Estimate Program
  • EDUCATION Carroll County has…  3 public high schools  6 private schools  6 public school systems (students in Sandwich go to Interlakes High School in Meredith, and students in Wakefield go to Rochester)
  • OUR YOUTH… •Kids Count measures child well-being by looking at: •child poverty, •area income, •child food stamp participation, •family demographics, •child death rate, •teen birth rate, •drop out rates, and •the number of children in single families. •What results is an overall score that ranks the conditions of a town’s youth.
  • KIDS COUNT RESULTS BY TOWN, 2008 *2008 Kids Count Data Book NH, Children’s Alliance of NH with Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • THE BRIGHT SPOTS…  Highest rate of self-employed (32.5% in 2007) (NH average is xx.x%) (Carsey Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Data, Local Area Personal Income Table CA25)  Lowest rate of late or no prenatal care (1.3/1,000 in 2006)  Lowest rate of juvenile arrests (47/10,000 in 2007) (FBI Uniform Crime Reports)  Low rate of violent crimes reported (12/10,000 in 2007)  High number of police officers per capita (1.82/1,000 in 2007) (FBI Uniform Crime Reports)
  • TOURISM  Millions of people travel to Carroll County as tourists, creating a huge economic impact on the region. They spent more than $700 million in 2006 in the White Mountains Region (2nd highest in the state) and more than $600 million in the Lakes Region.
  • Recreation on Silver Lake Photo credit: Lori Lenart
  • FREEDOM RUBBER DUCKY RACE Photo credit: Lori Lenart
  • AGRICULTURE… There are 6 farmers markets bringing community together in Carroll County: Jackson, Ossipee, Sandwich, Tamworth, Wolfeboro, and Wakefield CSAs, farm stands, and community gardens provide people with locally grown food. Photo credits: Lori Lenart
  • SOME OF OUR CHALLENGES…
  • NET MIGRATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE Total Net Migration Of NH (State to State and Foreign) 12000 10681 Total Exemptions 10000 8000 7851 6000 5852 4000 3187 2646 2000 2236 0 -298 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 -884 -2000 Total Net Migration
  • GROWTH IN CARROLL COUNTY
  •  Carroll County had the fewest livable wage jobs in the state in 2007.*  Less than half of all jobs provide wages that are considered livable for a family with 2 working parents and 2 children.  4 out of 5 jobs DO NOT provide a “livable” wage for either single-parent families with 1 child or for 2-parent families (only 1 working) and 2 children. *Carsey Institute, Fall 2008 from 2007 NH Employment Security and Labor Market Information Bureau – NH Co. Occupation Employment and Wages
  • OTHER CHALLENGES…  Carroll County had the lowest average wage ($31,307 ) in the state in 2007 ($44,737, NH).  14.6% of residents had no health insurance in 2007 (11.7%, NH).
  • A LOOK AT OUR POPULATION…  In 2000, 5% of families are single-parents with children (5.7%, NH)  In 2000, 11.1% of adults 65 and older lived alone (8.5%, NH)  In 2007, 1,352 kids 18 years old and younger were living in poverty (15%)* (9.5% of the overall population living in poverty).  The median age of the county population is 44 in 2007. (NH Office of Energy and Planning estimate) *US Census Bureau small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
  • OUR AGING POPULATION… Carroll County NH 44 28 18.2 12.6 2007 2030 Carroll County has the second highest percentage of residents 65 and older. Estimates for 2030 populations result from aging “babyboomers” and migrating retirees.
  • OUR YOUNGER POPULATION… Percent of population Carroll 18 and younger County has 22.7 the 2nd lowest percentage of youth 18 and under in NH 19.5 in 2007. 2007 Carroll County NH
  • Children Eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch (%) (08-09) 45 40 38 37 35 34 30 27 27 25 25 19 20 17 15 10 5 0 *Kids Count Data Book 2009, Children’s Alliance of NH, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • WHAT OUR KIDS ARE DOING AFTER HIGH SCHOOL… 100% 90% Children Entering a less than 4-Year 80% College (%)(06-07) 70% Children Entering 4-Year College 60% (%)(06-07) 50% HS completers in 40% the Armed Forces (%) 06-07 30% Unemployed HS 20% completers (%) 06- 07 10% Employed HS 0% completers (%) (06- 07)
  • COUNTYWIDE SERVICES  Tri-County Community Action Programs (fuel assistance, homeless outreach, Carroll County Transit, Dental Center, Carroll County Collaborative, Restorative Justice Center, Impaired Driver Intervention Program, Weatherization, etc.)  Northern Human Services  Carroll County Child Advocacy Center  Starting Point  UNH Cooperative Extension
  • CARROLL COUNTY IS BROKEN UP ALONG MANY LINES…
  • 5 chambers of commerce,
  • 3 economic development groups,
  • 2 public health/emergency planning regions
  • 3 regional planning commission regions
  • 2 NH Charitable Foundation regions,
  • and 2 United Way regions.
  • …CARROLL COUNTY HAS 466 NON-PROFITS…  which means there are 10 non-profits for every 1,000 people (5.76 per 1,000, NH; 4.9 per 1,000 nationally).  1 in 8 people are employed by nonprofits in NH (2006).  14.5% of NH’s GDP is generated by nonprofits (larger than the construction and hospitality industries combined).  Groups include 4H, civic groups like the American Legion, foundations, preservation groups, schools, libraries, churches, and service providers
  • IN NH, PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITIES! •36.5% of people living in rural NH volunteer for organizations in their community. •Between 2005 and 2007, 329,000 volunteers dedicated on average 38.9 million hours of service annually, representing $759 million in contributed volunteer time.
  • VOLUNTEERING, CONTINUED… •Between 2005 and 2007, most people volunteered for… •educational organizations (32.5%), •religious organizations (20.2%) and •social service organizations (15.9%). •Nearly 9% reported working with their neighbors compared to 6.6% nationally.
  • How can we all work together to make this a better community for everyone here? A Tri-County CAP Program 448A White Mountain Highway Tamworth, NH 03886 603.323.8139
  • WHAT’S MISSING?  What interesting facts didn’t you see here today?  Please share these with Lori Lenart or Cyndi Paulin to help them put a better, more complete picture of the county together.
  • CREDITS… •Kids Count Data comes from a variety of sources, including NH Healthy Kids, NH Department of Education, NH Employment Security, Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Department of Health and Human Services (Bureau of Behavioral Health, Division for Children, Youth, and Families, and the Bureau of Health Statistics and Data Management). •Tourism Data: NH Division of Travel and Tourism, 2007 •Demographic Data: NH Office of Energy and Planning, US Census, Carsey Institute •Non-profit data: NH Center for Nonprofits (IRS, The Urban Institute, National Center for Charitable Statistics, Northeast-Midwest Institute) (Essential: a portrait of the non-profit sector in New Hampshire) •Volunteering data: www.volunteeringinamerica.gov