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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 jfarrell@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
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 1,653 over 53 years, from 2,025 in 1960 to 3,678 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 3,678 residents, which ranked 100th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2013 (US Census Bureau): 14363 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.

Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2015 $5,261,018
Budget: School Appropriations, 2014-2015 $7,639,985
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

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 126
Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua 17 miles 188

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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:

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2014 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $25.80
2014 Equalization Ratio 104.4
2014 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $26.87
2014 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings87.1%
Commercial Land and Buildings11.3%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other1.6%

(ACS 2009-2013) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 1,575
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 1,130
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 292
Five or More Units in Structure 107
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 46
Total Population Community County
2013 3,678 402,979
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) 2009-2013
Population by Gender
Male:   1,872 Female:   1,806
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 196
Age 5 to 19 742
Age 20 to 34 461
Age 35 to 54 1,155
Age 55 to 64 623
Age 65 and over 501
Median Age 44.4 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 94.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 28.1%

(ACS 2009-2013) ANNUAL INCOME, 2013
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income 37,992
Median family income 87,660
Median household income 75,556
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male 51,193
Female 37,384
Individuals below the poverty level 5.2%

Annual Average 2004 2014
Civilian Labor Force 2,212 2,057
Employed 2,141 1,975
Unemployed 71.0 82
Unemployment Rate 3.2% 4.0%

Annual Average Covered Employment 2004 2014
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 780 489
Average Weekly Wage $706 $885
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 430 574
Average Weekly Wage $583 $748
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 1,210 1,063
Average Weekly Wage $662 $811
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 500 200
Average Weekly Wage $464 $783
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 1,710 1,263
Average Weekly Wage $604 $807
'n' indicates data does not meet disclosure standards

Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative SAU 63
Career Technology Center(s): Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Ed Ctr (Hudson) 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 6-8 9-12 K 1-12
Total Enrollment 214 119 195 230
2015 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 3 Total Capacity: 136
Nearest Community/Technical College: Manchester; Nashua
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Daniel Webster; Rivier; Franklin Pierce University

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
*Employer information supplied by municipality

(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

Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 78.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 8.2%
Public transportation 0%
Walked 1.4%
Other Means 1%
Worked at home 11%
Mean Travel Time to Work 33.1 minutes
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2009-2013)
Working in community of residence 26.7%
Commuting to another NH community 62.5%
Commuting out-of-state 10.8%
X Municipal Parks
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 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
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, October 2015.
Community Response Received 05/26/15

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