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Tamworth, NH


tamworth New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Tamworth Board of Selectmen
Cassandra Pearce, 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 Portion
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District 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 1,831 over 53 years, from 1,016 in 1960 to 2,847 in 2013. 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 2013 Census estimate for Tamworth was 2,847 residents, which ranked 111th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 47.6 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, 2014 $3,040,580
Budget: School Appropriations, Not Available
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 PSNH; 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 Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $20.00
2013 Equalization Ratio 109.1
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.50
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings82.8%
Commercial Land and Buildings12.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other4.9%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,066
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,683
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 59
Five or More Units in Structure 128
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 196
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 2,845 47,567
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) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,506 Female:   1,348
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 113
Age 5 to 19 356
Age 20 to 34 389
Age 35 to 54 1,130
Age 55 to 64 419
Age 65 and over 447
Median Age 49.1 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 88%
Bachelor's degree or higher 22.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $31,091
Median family income $52,455
Median household income $41,128
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $34,130
Female $32,853
Individuals below the poverty level 18.6%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,353 1,465
Employed 1,310 1,366
Unemployed 43 99
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 6.8%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 163 96
Average Weekly Wage $632 $681
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 339 345
Average Weekly Wage $337 $542
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 502 441
Average Weekly Wage $433 $573
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 133 124
Average Weekly Wage $623 $689
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 635 564
Average Weekly Wage $473 $598

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Tamworth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Conway SAU 13
Career Technology Center(s): Mt. Washington Valley Career Technical Center, N Conway Region: 6
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1
Grade Levels K 1-8 12-Jun
Total Enrollment 226 31
2014 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

(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 Airport
Runway 3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Portland (ME) International Distance 61 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 79 miles
Portland, ME 62 miles
Boston, MA 129 miles
New York City, NY 334 miles
Montreal, Quebec 236 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 84.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.3%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 2.3%
Other Means 2.9%
Worked at home 4.1%
Mean Travel Time to Work 21.7 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 26%
Commuting to another NH community 71.6%
Commuting out-of-state 2.4%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 5/19/2014

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