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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 1,704 over 53 years, from 678 in 1960 to 2,382 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 2,382 residents, which ranked 127th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 58.6 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.

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

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

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; 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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $9.18
2013 Equalization Ratio 100.0
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 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 2,395
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 2,158
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 75
Five or More Units in Structure 32
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 130
Total Population Community County
2013 2,382 47,634
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    1,135 Female:    1,247
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 135
Age 5 to 19 447
Age 20 to 34 229
Age 35 to 54 541
Age 55 to 64 535
Age 65 and over 495
Median Age 49.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $33,288
Median family income $68,778
Median household income $62,351
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,974
Female $30,323
Individuals below the poverty level 8.1%

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%

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

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

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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.1%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 9.6%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 2.1%
Other Means 0.0%
Worked at home 6.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 35.5 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 13.7%
Commuting to another NH community 76.0%
Commuting out-of-state 10.3%
X Municipal Parks
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
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, March 2015.
Community Response Received 07/09/14

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