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Dalton, NH

dalton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Dalton Board of Selectmen
Nancy McVetty
756 Dalton Road
Dalton, NH 03598
Telephone (603) 837-7027
Fax (603) 837-9642
E-mail selectmen@townofdalton.com
Web Site www.townofdalton.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen meet every other Monday, 6:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 1
State Representative Coös County Districts 4, 7

Incorporated: 1784
Origin: This territory, first granted in 1764 under the name Chiswick, originally encompassed Lisbon, Littleton, and Dalton. In 1770, a portion of the grant was renamed Apthorp, after relatives of the Wentworths. At that time, the grantees were bought out by Colonel Moses Little, commander of the 24th Massachusetts Bay Regiment and relative of the Apthorp family. In 1784, the grant was divided into two towns, Littleton, named for the Colonel, and Dalton, which bears the name of the Colonel's great-grandson, Tristram Dalton, a prominent colonial merchant and classmate of Governor John Wentworth at Harvard.
Villages and Place Names: Cushman, Scott
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 14 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Dalton totaled 366 over 54 years, from 567 in 1960 to 933 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 58 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for two-thirds of the total numeric increase. The 2014 Census estimate for Dalton was 933 residents, which ranked 187th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 33.9 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Orford. Dalton contains 27.5 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $789,468
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $1,020,857
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2015
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation
Public Library Dalton Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Part-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Dalton Fire Dept & Whitefield - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster 12 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Time Warner
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $24.89
2015 Equalization Ratio 93.7
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.19
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings5.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other6.4%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 527
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 340
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 4
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 183
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 933 32,202
2010 979 33,055
2000 928 33,156
1990 824 34,879
1980 672 35,014
1970 425 34,189
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   462 Female:   471
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 10
Age 5 to 19 150
Age 20 to 34 121
Age 35 to 54 258
Age 55 to 64 149
Age 65 and over 245
Median Age 50.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 77.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 12.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $23,800
Median family income $52,955
Median household income $46,324
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $41,635
Female $36,250
Individuals below the poverty level 9.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 453 451
Employed 435 424
Unemployed 18 27
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 6.0%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 8 10
Average Weekly Wage $388 $732
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 31 28
Average Weekly Wage $351 $820
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 39 38
Average Weekly Wage $359 $797
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 18 16
Average Weekly Wage $448 $299
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 57 54
Average Weekly Wage $387 $651

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 White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Town of Dalton Municipal services 7+

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 135, 142
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 43
Distance 9 miles
Railroad Maine Central
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Mt Washington Reg, WhitefieldRunway4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 76 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 115 miles
Portland, ME 113 miles
Boston, MA 166 miles
New York City, NY 346 miles
Montreal, Quebec 175 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 76.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 19.8%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 2.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 26.2 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 4.2%
Commuting to another NH community 85.2%
Commuting out-of-state 10.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourists Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bretton Woods
Other: Forest Lake State Beach

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

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