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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@netzero.net
Web Site www.townofmilan.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Monday, 8 am - 3 pm, 7 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Monday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, 6 pm - 8 pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4:30 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 627 over 53 years, from 661 in 1960 to 1,288 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 42 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for nearly half of the numeric population change. The 2013 Census estimate for Milan was 1,288 residents, which ranked 172nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 20.1 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $907,745
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014 $3,214,535
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

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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.78
2013 Equalization Ratio 103.3
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.56
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings79.3%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other16.1%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 819
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 671
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 15
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 133
Total Population Community County
2013 1,288 32,141
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    648 Female:    640
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 46
Age 5 to 19 184
Age 20 to 34 182
Age 35 to 54 406
Age 55 to 64 262
Age 65 and over 208
Median Age 50.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 87.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.3%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $30,273
Median family income $66,827
Median household income $56,591
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $50,938
Female $38,750
Individuals below the poverty level 8.2%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 776 734
Employed 733 691
Unemployed 43 43
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.9%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 87 117
Average Weekly Wage $555 $774
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 87 69
Average Weekly Wage $421 $463
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 175 186
Average Weekly Wage $488 $658
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 71 52
Average Weekly Wage $282 $483
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 246 238
Average Weekly Wage $429 $619

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 Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels P K 1-6
Total Enrollment 112
2014 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

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
North Woods Rafting Rafting & kayaking services 14

(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 Municipal
Runway 5,200 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 107 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 149 miles
Portland, ME 106 miles
Boston, MA 178 miles
New York City, NY 381 miles
Montreal, Quebec 175 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 85.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 7.3%
Public transportation 0.3%
Walked 1.6%
Other Means 0.2%
Worked at home 4.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 34.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 16.3%
Commuting to another NH community 81.9%
Commuting out-of-state 1.8%
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
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, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/23/14

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