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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 [email protected]
Web Site www.middletonnh.gov

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; 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 1,218 over 54 years, from 349 in 1960 to 1,567 in 2014. 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 2014 Census estimate for Middleton was 1,567 residents, which ranked 159th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 86.7 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Gorham. Middleton contains 18.1 square miles of land area and 0.4 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $2,036,499
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $4,985,234
Zoning Ordinance 1981/16
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

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Part-time
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 10 miles 25
Frisbie Memorial, Rochester 15 miles 92

Utilities
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:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $28.65
2015 Equalization Ratio 103.6
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $29.77
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.6%
Commercial Land and Buildings3.1%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other2.2%

(ACS 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 756
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 678
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 13
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 65
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,567 124,387
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   785 Female:   782
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 90
Age 5 to 19 312
Age 20 to 34 301
Age 35 to 54 482
Age 55 to 64 202
Age 65 and over 180
Median Age 40.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 85.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 10.8%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $27,135
Median family income $60,000
Median household income $61,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $43,854
Female $42,841
Individuals below the poverty level 13.1%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 895 1,013
Employed 859 966
Unemployed 36 47
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 4.6%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 6 n
Average Weekly Wage $599 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 119 n
Average Weekly Wage $728 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 125 122
Average Weekly Wage $721 $1,163
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 19 15
Average Weekly Wage $289 $870
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 144 137
Average Weekly Wage $663 $1,132

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 Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) SAU 61
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center (Wolfeboro) Region: 9
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: 1 Total Capacity: 15
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: University of NH

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Middleton Building Supply & DiPrizio Pine Sales Building materials 76 1993
Town of Middleton Municipal services 23 1778

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(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, RochesterRunway4,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 57 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 52 miles
Portland, ME 54 miles
Boston, MA 88 miles
New York City, NY 299 miles
Montreal, Quebec 265 miles

(ACS 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.6%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.1%
Public transportation 0.4%
Walked 0.3%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 3.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.4 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 12.7%
Commuting to another NH community 84.6%
Commuting out-of-state 2.7%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
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
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): Gunstock
   
Other:

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

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