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Dalton, NH


Dalton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Dalton Board of Selectmen
Victor St. Cyr
756 Dalton Road
Dalton, NH 03598
Telephone (603) 837-2092
Fax (603) 837-9642
E-mail selectmen@townofdalton.com
Web Site www.townofdalton.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen meet Monday, 5:30 pm; Town Clerk: Tuesday, 11 am - 6 pm, Thursday, 8 am - 2 pm

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

Election Districts
US Congress District 2
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 1
State Representative Coos 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 379 over 52 years, from 567 in 1960 to 946 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was a 58 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for two-thirds of the total numeric increase. The 2012 Census estimate for Dalton was 946 residents, which ranked 189th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 35.6 persons per square mile of land area. Dalton contains 27.5 square miles of land area and 0.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $749,579
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2011
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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
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:
BusinessNo
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.75
2012 Equalization Ratio 121.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.46
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings92.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 510
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 364
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 5
Five or More Units in Structure 4
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 137
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 946 32,096
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   513 Female:   438
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 32
Age 5 to 19 176
Age 20 to 34 134
Age 35 to 54 289
Age 55 to 64 171
Age 65 and over 149
Median Age 45 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 82.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 13.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $22,542
Median family income $59,531
Median household income $48,281
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,375
Female $33,250
Individuals below the poverty level 11.8%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 474 478
Employed 452 449
Unemployed 22 29
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 6.1%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment n 7
Average Weekly Wage n $940
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment n 30
Average Weekly Wage n $681
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 20 37
Average Weekly Wage $445 $733
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 19 11
Average Weekly Wage $387 $396
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 39 48
Average Weekly Wage $416 $656
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh Gallen Regional Career & Technical Center, Littleton; White Mountain Regional High - CTE, Whitefield Region: 3
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2013 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+

(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, Whitefield
Runway 4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 76 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 114 miles
Portland, ME 116 miles
Boston, MA 164 miles
New York City, NY 347 miles
Montreal, Quebec 176 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 79.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 14.2%
Public transportation 1.1%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 5.0%
Mean Travel Time to Work 30.1 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 9.4%
Commuting to another NH community 79.8%
Commuting out-of-state 10.8%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
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
Campgrounds
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, February 2014.
Community Response Received 06/24/13

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