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Belmont, NH

belmont New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Belmont
K. Jeanne Beaudin, Town Administrator
143 Main Street, PO Box 310
Belmont, NH 03220
Telephone (603) 267-8300
Fax (603) 267-8327
E-mail townadministrator@belmontnh.org
Web Site http://belmontnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4 pm

County Belknap
Labor Market Area Belmont, NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Belknap County Economic Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 2
State Senate District District 7
State Representative Belknap County Districts 6, 9

Incorporated: 1727
Origin: The town was first chartered in 1727 as a parish of Gilmanton known as Upper Gilmanton, and incorporated as such in 1859. In 1869, the voters of the town, who felt the many locations named Gilmanton was confusing, petitioned to rename the town Belmont, to honor Mr. August Belmont, a New York financier, in hopes that he might make a financial contribution to the town. Mr. Belmont never acknowledged the act, having passed away that same year. Belmont was the residence of Governor William Badger, first elected in 1834.
Villages and Place Names: Gardners Grove, Lochmere, Winnisquam, Tioga
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,189 residents in 1860
Population Trends: Population change for Belmont totaled 5,366 over 54 years, from 1,953 in 1960 to 7,319 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 61 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 41 percent increase over the next decade. The 2014 Census estimate for Belmont was 7,319 residents, which ranked 41st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 242.8 persons per square mile of land area. Belmont contains 30.2 square miles of land area and 1.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $9,758,542
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $21,800,204
Zoning Ordinance 1986/16
Master Plan 2002
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Budget; Library
Appointed:Conservation; Cemetery; Heritage
Public Library Belmont Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Fullt-time & On-Call
Emergency Medical Service Fullt-time & On-Call
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Lakes Region General, Laconia 6 miles 88

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier Liberty Utilities
Water Supplier Belmont Water Department; private wells
Sanitation Private septic & municipal
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary - Curbside
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.27
2015 Equalization Ratio 88.6
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.82
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings80.5%
Commercial Land and Buildings17.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.9%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 3,494
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,153
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 310
Five or More Units in Structure 112
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 919
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 7,319 60,252
2010 7,356 60,088
2000 6,747 56,576
1990 5,677 49,294
1980 4,026 42,884
1970 2,493 32,367
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   3,469 Female:   3,850
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 568
Age 5 to 19 1,431
Age 20 to 34 1,256
Age 35 to 54 2,122
Age 55 to 64 1,035
Age 65 and over 907
Median Age 39.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 17.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $25,314
Median family income $66,066
Median household income $65,339
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $48,697
Female $36,600
Individuals below the poverty level 9.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 4,114 3,684
Employed 3,978 3,512
Unemployed 136 172
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 559 446
Average Weekly Wage $812 $1,250
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 1,493 1,632
Average Weekly Wage $646 $721
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,052 2,077
Average Weekly Wage $691 $835
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 272 346
Average Weekly Wage $724 $842
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 2,324 2,423
Average Weekly Wage $695 $836

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.

(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Shaker Regional (Belmont, Canterbury) SAU 80
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center (Laconia); Winnisquam Agricultural Programs Region: 8
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1
Grade Levels P K R 1-4 5-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 470 360 428
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 182
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Southern NH University, Laconia

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Wilcom Products, Inc. Telecommunication test equipment 108 1967
Shaw's Supermarket Supermarket 95
First Student Bus transportation 80
Lakes Region Coca-Cola Bottling & distribution center 70
Belmont Elementary School Education 76
All Metals Industries, Inc. Metal product supplier 80
Belmont Middle School Education 68
Belmont High School Education 69
Metrocast Cablevision Provide cable service 73

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes 3
State Routes 106, 107, 140
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
Distance 5 miles
Railroad State owned line
Public Transportation WTS
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Laconia MunicipalRunway5,286 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 40 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 41 miles
Portland, ME 82 miles
Boston, MA 91 miles
New York City, NY 288 miles
Montreal, Quebec 239 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 81.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 14.2%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.0%
Other Means 0.9%
Worked at home 2.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 14.9%
Commuting to another NH community 82.6%
Commuting out-of-state 2.5%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock
Other: Belknap 4-H Fair

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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