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Middleton, NH

middleton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Middleton Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen
182 King's Highway
Middleton, NH 03887
Telephone (603) 473-2261
Fax (603) 473-2577
E-mail bos@middletonnh.gov
Web Site www.middletonnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm, Friday, 8 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 12 noon - 6 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm

County Strafford
Labor Market Area Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Strafford Regional
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Strafford County District 1

Incorporated: 1778
Origin: This territory was first granted by the Masonian Proprietors in 1749. It may have been named for Sir Charles Middleton, Lord Barham, an admiral of the Navy who had served in the West Indies. Middleton was situated on the road between Exeter and Wolfeboro, the location of Governor John Wentworth's summer home, Kingswood. Neglect of the road caused the Governor to bill the proprietors for repairs that he had to make for safe travel to Kingswood. In 1785, residents of the northern portion of Middleton and part of Wolfeboro petitioned for a separately incorporated town. The first petition was at first denied, but then was granted in 1794 as Brookfield.
Villages and Place Names: Middleton Corners
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 617 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Middleton totaled 1,163 over 53 years, from 349 in 1960 to 1,512 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 71 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, followed by a 66 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2013 Census estimate for Middleton was 1,512 residents, which ranked 160th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 83.6 persons per square mile of land area. Middleton contains 18.1 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2013 $1,686,458
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $3,942,950
Zoning Ordinance 1981/06
Master Plan 1983
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Trust Funds; Budget; Checklist; Town Clerk; Tax Collector; Moderator
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning
Public Library No Library

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 10 miles 25
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 82

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 PickupMunicipal
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramNone
Telephone Company BayRing
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
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) $23.60
2013 Equalization Ratio 97.5
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.13
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.3%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 793
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 724
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 3
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 66
Total Population Community County
2013 1,512 124,319
2010 1,783 123,143
2000 1,445 112,676
1990 1,220 104,348
1980 734 85,324
1970 430 70,431
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    809 Female:    703
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 100
Age 5 to 19 275
Age 20 to 34 260
Age 35 to 54 519
Age 55 to 64 202
Age 65 and over 156
Median Age 41.5 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 9.9%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $25,734
Median family income $57,353
Median household income $58,472
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $42,813
Female $39,554
Individuals below the poverty level 9.5%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 851 1,005
Employed 819 942
Unemployed 32 63
Unemployment Rate 3.8% 6.3%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 12 n
Average Weekly Wage $594 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 120 n
Average Weekly Wage $673 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 132 118
Average Weekly Wage $665 $1,133
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 18 22
Average Weekly Wage $276 $483
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 150 139
Average Weekly Wage $618 $1,032

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are tuitioned to Farmington SAU 61
Career Technology Center(s): Dover Career Technical Center; Creteau Regional Technology Center, Rochester; Somersworth Career Technical Center Region: 12
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 31
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Middleton Building Supply & DiPrizio Pine Sales Building materials 76 1993
Town of Middleton Municipal services 23 1778

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 153
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-95, Exit 5
Distance 5 miles; 34 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Skyhaven, Rochester
Runway 4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 57 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 61 miles
Portland, ME 60 miles
Boston, MA 93 miles
New York City, NY 306 miles
Montreal, Quebec 270 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 63.4%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.7%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 1.8%
Worked at home 23.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.8 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 27.9%
Commuting to another NH community 67.1%
Commuting out-of-state 5.0%
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
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): Gunstock

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/27/14

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