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Gilmanton, NH

gilmanton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Gilmanton
Arthur Capello, Town Administrator
PO Box 550
Gilmanton, NH 03237
Telephone (603) 267-6700
Fax (603) 267-6701
E-mail selectman@gilmantonnh.org
Web Site www.gilmantonnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday, Thursday, 9 am - 2 pm, 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, closed Tuesday

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 6
State Representative Belknap County Districts 5, 8

Incorporated: 1727
Origin: This town was chartered in 1727 by Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth of Massachusetts, though it was not settled until 1761 due to threats of Indian attack. The name Gilmantown was chosen because there were 24 Gilman family members receiving land grants. At one time it was the second-largest town in the state; only Portsmouth was larger. The original grant had more land than today's town, with villages and parishes including Belmont, Gunstock Parish (Gilford), Hurricane, Tioga, Factory Village, and Lakeport. The parish of Averytown was the site of an unprofitable iron-mining enterprise, and is still known as Gilmanton Iron Works.
Villages and Place Names: Gilmanton Ironworks, Kelleys Corner, Lower Gilmanton, Gilmanton Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 2,613 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Gilmanton totaled 3,035 over 53 years, from 736 in 1960 to 3,771 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was between 1970 and 1980, when the population increased by 92 percent. The 2013 Census estimate for Gilmanton was 3,771 residents, which ranked 98th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 65.4 persons per square mile of land area. Gilmanton contains 57.6 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $3,766,826
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $9,506,687
Zoning Ordinance 1970/12
Master Plan 2005
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Budget; Checklist
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Historic
Public Library Gilmanton Corner Public; Gilmanton Iron Works; Gilmanton Year Round

Police Department Full & part-time
Fire Department Full & part-time
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Lakes Region General, Laconia 9 miles 88

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.15
2013 Equalization Ratio 110.9
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.58
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings95.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings1.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,102
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,055
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 7
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 40
Total Population Community County
2013 3,771 60,268
2010 3,777 60,088
2000 3,078 56,576
1990 2,567 49,294
1980 1,941 42,884
1970 1,010 32,367
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    1,929 Female:    1,842
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 193
Age 5 to 19 729
Age 20 to 34 503
Age 35 to 54 990
Age 55 to 64 759
Age 65 and over 597
Median Age 44.0 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.3%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $28,719
Median family income $68,438
Median household income $64,280
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $50,208
Female $47,643
Individuals below the poverty level 12.7%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,821 2,017
Employed 1,748 1,914
Unemployed 73 103
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 5.1%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 66 48
Average Weekly Wage $674 $996
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 85 100
Average Weekly Wage $478 $604
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 151 148
Average Weekly Wage $563 $732
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 122 134
Average Weekly Wage $524 $656
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 272 282
Average Weekly Wage $546 $696

Schools students attend: Gilmanton operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Gilford SAU 79
Career Technology Center(s): J. Oliva Huot Technical Center, Laconia; Winnisquam Agricultural Programs, Tilton Region: 8
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-8
Total Enrollment 405
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 24
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region; NHTI-Concord
Nearest Colleges or Universities: UNH School of Law

Stratham Tire Automotive repair
Wolcott Construction Paving contractor
Clairmont Asphalt Paving & Excavation Paving contractor
Nutter Enterprise Aggregate products
Brian Forst Transportation Trucking
Ryder Truck Rental Truck maintenance
Millenium Motors Automobile sales, service

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 106, 107, 129, 140
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 20
Distance 9 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Laconia Municipal
Runway 5,286 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 43 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 37 miles
Portland, ME 81 miles
Boston, MA 87 miles
New York City, NY 292 miles
Montreal, Quebec 244 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 13.4%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 1.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 31.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 23.1%
Commuting to another NH community 76.1%
Commuting out-of-state 0.8%
X Municipal Parks
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
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 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): Gunstock

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/19/14

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