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Tamworth, NH


tamworth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Tamworth Board of Selectmen
Darlene McWhirter, Town Administrator
84 Main Street
Tamworth, NH 03886
Telephone (603) 323-7525
Fax (603) 323-2349
E-mail admin@tamworthnh.org
Web Site www.tamworthnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday through Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon, 1 pm - 6 pm

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council

Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 3, 7

Incorporated: 1766
Origin: This town was granted in 1766 to John Webster and others, and named in honor of Admiral Washington Shirley, Viscount Tamworth, a close friend of Governor Benning Wentworth. There was considerable controversy regarding the boundaries of the town. A legislative committee was appointed in 1796 to fix the line between Tamworth and Burton (Albany), and between Tamworth and Eaton. Though the decision was to be final, another committee was appointed in 1808 to further fix town lines between Tamworth, Eaton, Sandwich, and Burton.
Villages and Place Names: Chocorua, South Tamworth, Wonalancet
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 266 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Tamworth totaled 1,835 over 55 years, from 1,016 in 1960 to 2,851 in 2015. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, which was followed by a 30 percent increase between 1980 and 1990. The 2015 Census estimate for Tamworth was 2,851 residents, which ranked 111th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2015 (US Census Bureau): 47.7 persons per square mile of land area. Tamworth contains 59.8 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2016 $3,194,397
Budget: School Appropriations, 2015-2016 $6,473,783
Zoning Ordinance No Ordinance
Master Plan 2008
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Checklist; Cemetery; Fireward
Appointed:Conservation; Energy, LURC; Economic Dev; ZBA; CIP
Public Library Chocorua Public; Cook Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 20 miles 25

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier LR Water Company; Private wells
Sanitation Tamworth Village Assoc. & private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2015 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.71
2015 Equalization Ratio 103.5
2015 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $22.66
2015 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings83.7%
Commercial Land and Buildings11.7%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.5%

(ACS 2011-2015) Housing
Total Housing Units 2,209
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,812
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 57
Five or More Units in Structure 173
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 167
(US Census Bureau) Demographics
Total Population Community County
2015 2,851 47,513
2010 2,856 47,818
2000 2,515 43,918
1990 2,172 35,526
1980 1,672 27,929
1970 1,054 18,548
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015
Population by Gender
Male:   1,449 Female:   1,402
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 17
Age 5 to 19 156
Age 20 to 34 255
Age 35 to 54 1,044
Age 55 to 64 705
Age 65 and over 674
Median Age 54.2 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 24.1%

(ACS 2011-2015) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $31,602
Median family income $60,135
Median household income $48,002
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $34,516
Female $35,357
Individuals below the poverty level 11.3%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2005 2015
Civilian Labor Force 1,350 1,495
Employed 1,308 1,427
Unemployed 42 68
Unemployment Rate 3.1% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2005 2015
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 166 126
Average Weekly Wage $773 $748
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 436 349
Average Weekly Wage $365 $574
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 602 475
Average Weekly Wage $478 $620
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 117 130
Average Weekly Wage $564 $781
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 719 605
Average Weekly Wage $492 $655

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


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Tamworth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 13
Career Technology Center(s): Mt. Washington Valley CTC (Conway) Region: 6
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 9-12
Total Enrollment 209 23
2016 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 2 Total Capacity: 114
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; Granite State College-Conway

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Kenneth A. Brett School Education (K-8) 47
Pinetree Power - Tamworth 20 MW Bio-Mass wood chip fired steam electrical generating facility
Eversource Electric srvices

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 16, 25, 113, 113A
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 24
Distance 29 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Moultonborough AirportRunway3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 61 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 6
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 79 miles
Portland, ME 64 miles
Boston, MA 119 miles
New York City, NY 327 miles
Montreal, Quebec 242 miles

(ACS 2011-2015) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.8%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 2.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 1.2%
Other Means 7.3%
Worked at home 6.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.6 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2011-2015)
Working in community of residence 28.2%
Commuting to another NH community 70.7%
Commuting out-of-state 1.1%
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
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
X 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
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): King Pine
   
Other: Barnstormers Summer Theatre; White Lake State Park; Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, April 2017. Community Response Received 06/07/16

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