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Milan, NH


milan New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Milan Board of Selectmen
Richard Lamontagne, Chairman
PO Box 300
Milan, NH 03588
Telephone (603) 449-2484
Fax (603) 449-2142
E-mail townofmilan@gmail.com
Web Site www.townofmilan.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 8 am - 3 pm, 6 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 7 pm

County Coös
Labor Market Area Berlin, NH Micropolitan NECTA
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development Coös Economic Development Corp.

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

Incorporated: 1824
Origin: This territory was first granted as Paulsbourg in 1771, named for a cousin of Governor John Wentworth, Paul Wentworth. Among the early settlers were relatives and descendents of the Harris and Twitchell families, who had established one of the first woolen mills in America at Harrisville. In 1824, Governor Levi Woodbury, a close friend of Milan Harris who was interested in expanding wool culture and manufacturing in New Hampshire, authorized naming the town in his honor. In the mid-1800s, a large vein of gold was discovered in the hills, which was mined for several years.
Villages and Place Names: Copperville, West Milan
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 14 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Milan totaled 697 over 55 years, from 661 in 1960 to 1,358 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 42 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for nearly half of the numeric population change. The 2015 Census estimate for Milan was 1,358 residents, which ranked 168th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 21.2 persons per square mile of land area. Milan contains 63.9 square miles of land area and 0.5 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $927,456
Budget: School Appropriations, 2016 $3,418,262
Zoning Ordinance 1973/12
Master Plan 2001
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Zoning; Trust Funds; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Conservation; Emergency Management
Public Library Milan Public

Emergency Services
Police Department Contracted out
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Androscoggin Valley, Berlin 7 miles 25

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 PickupContracted
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $19.88
2015 Equalization Ratio 106.1
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.53
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings76.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.8%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other19.3%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 828
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 670
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 37
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 121
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 1,358 31,870
2010 1,337 33,055
2000 1,337 33,156
1990 1,254 34,879
1980 1,013 35,014
1970 713 34,189
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   663 Female:   695
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 46
Age 5 to 19 206
Age 20 to 34 218
Age 35 to 54 403
Age 55 to 64 270
Age 65 and over 215
Median Age 48.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.7%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $27,753
Median family income $64,286
Median household income $49,583
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $46,250
Female $36,875
Individuals below the poverty level 6.7%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 775 743
Employed 743 697
Unemployed 32 46
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 6.2%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 57 n
Average Weekly Wage $604 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 80 n
Average Weekly Wage $524 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 137 159
Average Weekly Wage $557 $556
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 58 59
Average Weekly Wage $334 $457
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 195 218
Average Weekly Wage $490 $529

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Milan operates grades K-6; grades 7-12 are tuitioned to Berlin SAU 20
Career Technology Center(s): Berlin Regional Career & Technical Center Region: 2
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6
Total Enrollment 139
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-Berlin

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Milan Lumber Saw mill lumber 48
Milan Variety Convenience store, restaurant 10
Milan Excavating, Milan Container Garbage hauling, excavating 7
Kel-log, Kelly Trucking Logging, trucking, forestry 28

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 110, 110A, 110B
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exits 35 - 36
Distance 47 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Berlin MunicipalRunway5,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 107 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 139 miles
Portland, ME 109 miles
Boston, MA 189 miles
New York City, NY 379 miles
Montreal, Quebec 169 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.0%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.1%
Other Means 1.9%
Worked at home 5.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work 25.5 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 18.3%
Commuting to another NH community 81.1%
Commuting out-of-state 0.6%
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
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 Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Wildcat, Wilderness
   
Other: Milan Hill State Park; Kayaking; Canoeing; Ice Skating Rink: Outdoor Facility

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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