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Wolfeboro, NH


Wolfeboro New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Wolfeboro
David W. Owen, Town Manager
PO Box 629
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Telephone (603) 569-8161
Fax (603) 569-8167
E-mail wolftwnmgr@metrocast.net
Web Site www.wolfeboronh.us

Municipal Office Hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Friday, 8 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm

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 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County District 6

Incorporated: 1770
Origin: This territory was granted to Dr. A.R. Cutter, William Tredwell, David Sewall, and Henry Apthorp, who had petitioned the Masonian Proprietors for a piece of waste land near Winnepeseocket Pond on which to settle. Their petition was granted in 1759, and named Wolfeborough in honor of General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759. In 1763, 2,300 acres were added to the 60 acres reserved for the governor. Governor John Wentworth established an estate on the site, known as Kingswood. This was the first summer country estate in northern New England. In 1770, residents petitioned for incorporation, which was granted.
Villages and Place Names: East Wolfeboro, Fernald, Keewayden, North Wolfeboro, South Wolfeboro, Stockbridge Corner, Wolfeboro Center, Wolfeboro Falls, Cotton Valley Station
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 447 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Wolfeboro totaled 3,555 over 52 years, from 2,689 in 1960 to 6,244 in 2012. The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 31 percent between 1970 and 1980; the smallest, a two percent increase between 2000 and 2010. The 2012 Census estimate for Wolfeboro was 6,244 residents, which ranked 53rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2010 (US Census Bureau): 131.0 persons per square mile of land area. Wolfeboro contains 47.9 square miles of land area and 10.6 square miles of inland water area.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Type of Government Selectmen/Town Manager
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2014 $31,423,616
Budget: School Appropriations, 2012-2013 $14,069,111
Zoning Ordinance 1950/11
Master Plan 2007
Capitol Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Planning; Budget; Library; Police Commission
Appointed:Zoning; Conservation; Agriculture; Economic Development
Public Library Wolfeboro Public

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

UTILITIES
Electric Supplier Wolfeboro Electric
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier Wolfeboro Water Department
Sanitation Wolfeboro Sewer Dept & private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Yes
Solid Waste Disposal
Curbside Trash PickupPrivate
Pay-As-You-Throw ProgramNo
Recycling ProgramMandatory
Telephone Company Fairpoint
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Yes
Public Access Television Station Yes
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessLimited
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Adminstration) PROPERTY TAXES
2012 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.64
2012 Equalization Ratio 100.0
2012 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $12.60
2012 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings93.0%
Commercial Land and Buildings6.9%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other0.1%

(ACS 2008-2012) HOUSING
Total Housing Units 4,182
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 3,239
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 565
Five or More Units in Structure 218
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 160
(US Census Bureau) DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population Community County
2012 6,244 47,567
2010 6,269 47,818
2000 6,122 43,918
1990 4,842 35,526
1980 3,968 27,929
1970 3,036 18,548
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2008-2012
Population by Gender
Male:   3,035 Female:   3,251
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 192
Age 5 to 19 1,190
Age 20 to 34 732
Age 35 to 54 1,251
Age 55 to 64 1,152
Age 65 and over 1,769
Median Age 53 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 96.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 39.3%

(ACS 2008-2012) ANNUAL INCOME, 2012
(Inflation Adjusted Dollars)
Per capita income $36,227
Median family income $70,673
Median household income $67,533
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
Male $64,899
Female $41,923
Individuals below the poverty level 7.9%

(NHES - ELMI) LABOR FORCE
Annual Average 2002 2012
Civilian Labor Force 3,038 2,874
Employed 2,930 2,727
Unemployed 108 147
Unemployment Rate 3.6% 5.1%

(NHES - ELMI) EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
Annual Average Covered Employment 2002 2012
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 358 211
Average Weekly Wage $565 $782
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 2,579 2,306
Average Weekly Wage $530 $696
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 2,937 2,517
Average Weekly Wage $534 $703
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 472 511
Average Weekly Wage $605 $805
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 3,409 3,028
Average Weekly Wage $544 $720
n = indicates that the data does not meet disclosure standards

(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 2 1 1 2
Grade Levels K 1-6 7-8 9-12 P 9-12
Total Enrollment 425 380 777 367
2013 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 4 Total Capacity: 278
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Plymouth State University; University of NH

LARGEST BUSINESSES PRODUCT/SERVICE EMPLOYEES ESTABLISHED
Governor Wentworth School District Education 472
Huggins Hospital Health care services 323
Brewster Academy Private school 225
GI Plastek Plastic moldings 114
Town of Wolfeboro Municipal services 84 Full/166 Part & Seasonal
Hunter's Shop & Save Grocery store 70
Sunbridge Nursing care services 70
Wolfeboro Inn Hotel, conference center 45-60
Harvest Market Grocery store 44
Wolfeboro Area Children's Center, Inc. Child care services 44

(Distance estimated from city/town hall) TRANSPORTATION
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 28, 109, 109A
Nearest Interstate, Exit Spaulding Tpk., Exit 18; I-93, Exit 24
Distance 16 miles; 35 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation Carroll County Transit
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Moultonborough Airport
Runway 3,475 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? No
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Manchester-Boston Regional Distance 57 miles
Number of Passsenger Airlines Serving Airport 4
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 51 miles
Portland, ME 65 miles
Boston, MA 102 miles
New York City, NY 315 miles
Montreal, Quebec 259 miles

(ACS 2008-2012) COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 67.3%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 10.3%
Public transportation 0.8%
Walked 4.6%
Other Means 2.5%
Worked at home 14.6%
Mean Travel Time to Work 24.5 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2008-2012)
Working in community of residence 56.0%
Commuting to another NH community 38.9%
Commuting out-of-state 5.1%
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
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
X Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
Cinemas
X 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
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
X Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Gunstock, Abenaki
   
Other: New Hampshire Boat Museum; Wentworth State Beach; Skateboard Park; Libby & Wright Museums; 3 Town beaches; 4 Public boat ramps; The Nick Recreational Complex; Clark Park Historical Society Bldgs.

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, February 2014.
Community Response Received 05/31/13

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