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Wilton, NH


wilton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Wilton
Jane Farrell, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
42 Main Street, PO Box 83
Wilton, NH 03086
Telephone (603) 654-9451
Fax (603) 654-6663
E-mail tow@wiltonnh.org
Web Site www.ci.wilton.nh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm

County Hillsborough
Labor Market Area Nashua NH-MA NECTA Division, NH Portion
Tourism Region Monadnock
Planning Commission Nashua Regional
Regional Development Monadnock Economic Development Corp.

Election Districts
US Congress District District 2
Executive Council District District 5
State Senate District District 11
State Representative Hillsborough County Districts 4, 38

Incorporated: 1762
Origin: This territory was first settled in 1738 as Number 2, one of the towns on the state's border laid out to provide protection against Indian attacks. The town was first granted by the Massachusetts government in 1749. In 1761, residents petitioned Governor Benning Wentworth for an incorporation, which was granted the following year, to continue until 1765. The town was incorporated again in 1765, until his Majesty's pleasure be known. Governor Wentworth named the town Wilton, probably in honor of Sir Joseph Wilton, a famous English sculptor. Wilton's coach design for King George III's coronation was later used as a model for the Concord Coach.
Villages and Place Names: Davisville, West Wilton, Wilton Center
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 1,105 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Wilton totaled 1,645 over 53 years, from 2,025 in 1960 to 3,670 in 2013. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 20 percent between 1990 and 2000, which followed increases of 17 percent over the previous two decades. The 2013 Census estimate for Wilton was 3,670 residents, which ranked 101st among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 143.3 persons per square mile of land area. Wilton contains 25.6 square miles of land area and 0.09 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $5,634,688
Budget: School Appropriations, 2013-2014 $7,749,604
Zoning Ordinance 1971/05
Master Plan 1999
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Water; Sewer
Appointed:Conservation; Library; Zoning
Public Library Wilton Public - Gregg Free

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Full-time & volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Monadnock Community, Peterborough 15 miles 25
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua 18 miles 144
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 17 miles 188

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier PSNH
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Wilton Water Works
Sanitation Private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupNone
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint; TDS Telecom
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessYes
ResidentialYes

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2013 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.02
2013 Equalization Ratio 103.1
2013 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.81
2013 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings86.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings11.5%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.5%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,624
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,185
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 299
Five or More Units in Structure 118
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 22
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2013 3,672 402,922
2010 3,677 400,721
2000 3,753 382,384
1990 3,129 336,549
1980 2,669 276,608
1970 2,276 223,941
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   1,786 Female:   1,899
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 186
Age 5 to 19 845
Age 20 to 34 332
Age 35 to 54 1,198
Age 55 to 64 518
Age 65 and over 606
Median Age 44.8 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 93.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher 30.8%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $36,840
Median family income $82,721
Median household income $68,693
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $51,741
Female $40,612
Individuals below the poverty level 7.1%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2003 2013
Civilian Labor Force 2,173 2,179
Employed 2,088 2,076
Unemployed 85 103
Unemployment Rate 3.9% 4.7%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2003 2013
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 799 532
Average Weekly Wage $677 $866
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 440 563
Average Weekly Wage $506 $659
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,240 1,095
Average Weekly Wage $616 $759
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 502 199
Average Weekly Wage $448 $766
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,742 1,294
Average Weekly Wage $568 $760

(NH Dept. of Education) EDUCATION/CHILD CARE FACILITIES
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative SAU 63
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur H. Palmer Voc. Tech. Center, Hudson; Milford HS & Applied Technology Center, Milford; Nashua Technology Center Region: 16
Educational Facilities Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1 1 1 3
Grade Levels P K 1-5 8-Jun 12-Sep P K 1-12
Total Enrollment 209 121 204 255
2014 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 145
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Franklin Pierce University

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
PVA-EPVA, Inc. Greeting cards 150 1973
Label Art, Inc. Pressure sensitive labels 160 1963
Bur-Bak Machine Corporation Injection molding 85 1970
Kimball Physics, Inc. UHV electron 50 1973
General Machine & Foundry Aluminum castings 30 1969
Souhegan Wood Products Core plugs, winding cores 20 1940
S & Q Printers Printed forms 9 1984

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 31, 101
Nearest Interstate, Exit Everett Tpk., Exits 7 - 8; or I-293, Exit 4
Distance 14 miles; 21 miles
Railroad Guilford Rail Service
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Boire Field, Nashua
Runway 6,000 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 24 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 23 miles
Portland, ME 119 miles
Boston, MA 60 miles
New York City, NY 229 miles
Montreal, Quebec 276 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 75.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.4%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 0.5%
Other Means 0.8%
Worked at home 15%
Mean Travel Time to Work 32.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 27.4%
Commuting to another NH community 61.3%
Commuting out-of-state 11.3%
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
Museums
X Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
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
Campgrounds
Fishing/Hunting
Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Pat's Peak, Crotched Mountain
   
Other: Hiking Trails; Outdoor Pond

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, November 2014.
Community Response Received 6/25/2014

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