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Wilmot, NH

wilmot New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Wilmot Board of Selectmen
Nancy Bates, Administrative Assistant
PO Box 72
Wilmot , NH 03287
Telephone (603) 526-4802
Fax (603) 526-2523
E-mail townofwilmot@comcast.net
Web Site www.wilmotnh.org

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen's Office: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 12 noon; Town Clerk, Tax Collector: Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm, Wednesday, 12 noon - 7 pm, last Saturday, 8 am - 12 noon

County Merrimack
Labor Market Area New London, NH LMA
Tourism Region Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee
Planning Commission Upper Valley Lake Sunapee
Regional Development Capital Regional Development Council

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 1
State Senate District District 2
State Representative Merrimack County District 4

Incorporated: 1807
Origin: Most of this territory was originally part of a 1775 grant to Jonas Minot, Matthew Thornton, and others that became New London. The town was formed from part of New London and Kearsarge Gore, and incorporated in 1807. The name Wilmot was in honor of Dr. James Wilmot, a scholar and clergyman, and rector at Barton-on-Heath in Warwickshire, England. Though he never came to America, Dr. Wilmot had joined with William Pitt, the Marquis of Rockingham, and others in protesting the treatment of the American colonies by the British crown.
Villages and Place Names: North Wilmot, Wilmot Flat
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 423 residents in 1810
Population Trends: Population change for Wilmot totaled 964 over 53 years, from 391 in 1960 to 1,355 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was a 41 percent increase between 1970 and 1980; the population increased by at least 20 percent for three of the five decades. The 2013 Census estimate for Wilmot was 1,355 residents, which ranked 168th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 46.1 persons per square mile of land area. Wilmot contains 29.4 square miles of land area and 0.2 square miles of inland water area.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $1,432,874
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $2,463,671
Zoning Ordinance 1968/12
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library; Cemetery
Appointed:Planning; Zoning; Conservation
Public Library Wilmot Public

Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
New London Hospital, New London 6 miles 25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
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) $20.79
2013 Equalization Ratio 102.8
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $21.39
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings94.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.4%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 678
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 610
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 15
Five or More Units in Structure 12
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 41
Total Population Community County
2013 1,355 146,807
2010 1,358 146,445
2000 1,149 136,716
1990 938 120,618
1980 725 98,302
1970 516 80,925
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:    658 Female:    697
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 33
Age 5 to 19 277
Age 20 to 34 151
Age 35 to 54 421
Age 55 to 64 212
Age 65 and over 261
Median Age 45.7 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 45.2%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $35,255
Median family income $90,577
Median household income $75,625
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $44,893
Female $47,500
Individuals below the poverty level 7.6%

Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 664 708
Employed 646 682
Unemployed 18 26
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 3.7%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 52 n
Average Weekly Wage $663 n
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 84 n
Average Weekly Wage $478 n
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 136 143
Average Weekly Wage $549 $635
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 14 18
Average Weekly Wage $312 $478
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 149 161
Average Weekly Wage $527 $618

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Kearsarge Regional (Bradford, Newbury, New London, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot) SAU 65
Career Technology Center(s): Sugar River Valley RTC, Claremont or Newport Region: 10
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 1 Total Capacity: 24
Nearest Community/Technical College: NHTI-Concord; Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Colby-Sawyer; New England; Northeast Catholic College

Clarke Bros. Construction 10
New London Floorcraft & Creative Kitchens Flooring, cabinetry sales 8
Park 'N Go Market Convenience store 5 2001
Walker Automotive Auto repair shop 3
Blackwater Autobody Auto body shop 2
Town of Wilmot Municipal services 14
Eagle Pond, LLC Res summer camp

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes 4
State Routes 4A, 11
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-89, Exits 10 - 11
Distance 5 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Newfound Valley, Bristol
Runway 1,900 ft. asphalt
Lighted? No Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 35 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 47 miles
Portland, ME 139 miles
Boston, MA 97 miles
New York City, NY 279 miles
Montreal, Quebec 218 miles

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 82.7%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 6.5%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 3.0%
Worked at home 7.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.3 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 16.6%
Commuting to another NH community 73.2%
Commuting out-of-state 10.2%
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
Tourists Attractions
X Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Fishing/Hunting
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): Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee
Other: Antiques; Winslow State Park; Wilmot Bandstand; Old Home Day

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, March 2015.
Community Response Received 05/21/14

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