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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 [email protected]
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 District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District 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 646 over 54 years, from 661 in 1960 to 1,307 in 2014. The largest decennial percent change was a 42 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for nearly half of the numeric population change. The 2014 Census estimate for Milan was 1,307 residents, which ranked 171st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2014 (US Census Bureau): 20.4 persons per square mile of land area, which tied with Sharon. 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

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:

(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 2010-2014) Housing
Total Housing Units 834
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 665
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 36
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 133
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2014 1,307 32,202
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) 2010-2014
Population by Gender
Male:   645 Female:   662
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 40
Age 5 to 19 177
Age 20 to 34 173
Age 35 to 54 410
Age 55 to 64 287
Age 65 and over 220
Median Age 50.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.6%

(ACS 2010-2014) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $30,530
Median family income $66,389
Median household income $55,250
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,479
Female $39,205
Individuals below the poverty level 6.2%

(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 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 81 n
Average Weekly Wage $565 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 90 n
Average Weekly Wage $450 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 171 147
Average Weekly Wage $505 $608
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 62 55
Average Weekly Wage $322 $470
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 233 202
Average Weekly Wage $456 $570

If "n" appears, data do 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 2010-2014) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 86.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.2%
Other Means 1.7%
Worked at home 3.3%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.9 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2010-2014)
Working in community of residence 14.4%
Commuting to another NH community 85.0%
Commuting out-of-state 0.6%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
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
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, August 2016. Community Response Received 05/16/16

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