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Tuftonboro, NH


tuftonboro New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Tuftonboro
Diane Falcey, Administrative Assistant
Town Hall, PO Box 98
Tuftonboro, NH 03816
Telephone (603) 569-4539 x10
Fax (603) 569-4328
E-mail selectmen@tuftonboro.org
Web Site www.tuftonboro.org

Municipal Office Hours Administration: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk: Monday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday, 6 pm - 8 pm, Wednesday, 9 am - 6 pm; Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am - 12 noon

County Carroll
Labor Market Area Wolfeboro NH LMA
Tourism Region Lakes
Planning Commission Lakes Region
Regional Development Wentworth Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 1
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 3
State Representative Carroll County Districts 4, 8

Incorporated: 1795
Origin: Tuftonboro was owned by just one man, John Tufton Mason, for whom the town was named. Mason was heir to the Masonian Claim, the undivided lands of northern New Hampshire, which he sold to a group of Portsmouth merchants in 1746. These merchants were thereafter known as the Masonian Proprietors. They disposed of the land via grants to prospective settlers prior to the Revolution. The Tuftonboro grant was issued in 1750 by the Proprietors, and the town was incorporated in 1795. Between 1799 and 1863, six Winnipesaukee islands were annexed to Tuftonboro.
Villages and Place Names: Center Tuftonboro, Federal Corner, Melvin Village, Mirror Lake, Tuftonboro Corner, Union Wharf, Abenaki Tower
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 109 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Tuftonboro totaled 1,672 over 53 years, from 678 in 1960 to 2,350 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 65 percent between 1970 and 1980, which followed a 34 percent increase between 1960 and 1970. The 2013 Census estimate for Tuftonboro was 2,350 residents, which ranked 127th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 57.9 persons per square mile of land area. Tuftonboro contains 40.6 square miles of land area and 8.8 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $3,264,740
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $6,070,211
Zoning Ordinance 2003/10
Master Plan 2006
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Budget; Library; Cemetery; Checklist; Trust Funds
Appointed:Planning; Conservation; Zoning; Parks & Recreation
Public Library Tuftonboro Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Municipal
Emergency Medical Service Municipal
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 8 miles 25

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH; NH Electric Coop; Wolfeboro
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Private wells
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.18
2013 Equalization Ratio 100
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.21
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings96.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings2.6%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,391
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,088
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 90
Five or More Units in Structure 37
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 176
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 2,363 47,567
2010 2,387 47,818
2000 2,164 43,918
1990 1,832 35,526
1980 1,500 27,929
1970 910 18,548
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,258 Female:   1,255
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 125
Age 5 to 19 483
Age 20 to 34 239
Age 35 to 54 594
Age 55 to 64 525
Age 65 and over 547
Median Age 50.6 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $33,436
Median family income $64,659
Median household income $60,143
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $41,953
Female $30,074
Individuals below the poverty level 8.1%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 1,211 1,198
Employed 1,169 1,144
Unemployed 42 54
Unemployment Rate 3.5% 4.5%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 138 45
Average Weekly Wage $767 $495
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 185 264
Average Weekly Wage $476 $670
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 323 309
Average Weekly Wage $600 $645
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 72 82
Average Weekly Wage $449 $583
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 395 391
Average Weekly Wage $573 $632

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Governor Wentworth Regional (Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro) SAU 49
Career Technology Center(s): Lakes Region Technology Center, Wolfeboro Region: 9
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1
Grade Levels K 1-6
Total Enrollment 134
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
PAK 2000 Polyethylene bags 65 1974
Audio Plex Electronics 20 1993
MYTY, Inc. Marina 10 1989
New England Techni-Coil Magnet, coil manufacturing 10 1995
Spiderweb Gardens Greenhouse & garden center 20 1938
Lands End Marina Marina 9 1946

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 109, 109A, 171
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-93, Exit 24
Distance 23 miles; 28 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 60 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 13
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 58 miles
Portland, ME 62 miles
Boston, MA 109 miles
New York City, NY 322 miles
Montreal, Quebec 252 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.6%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.3%
Other Means 2.9%
Worked at home 5.8%
Mean Travel Time to Work 29 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 26.4%
Commuting to another NH community 66.9%
Commuting out-of-state 6.7%
RECREATION, ATTRACTIONS, AND EVENTS
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
X Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Faclity
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
X Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
X Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Mount Cranmore, Attitash, Gunstock, Abenaki, King Pine
   
Other: Hiking

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 7/9/2014

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