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Dalton, NH


dalton New Hampshire Community Profile Community Contact Town of Dalton
Jo Beth Dudley
756 Dalton Road
Dalton, NH 03598
Telephone (603) 837-7027
Fax (603) 837-9642
E-mail selectmen@townofdalton.com
Web Site http://townofdalton.com

Municipal Office Hours Selectmen meet every other Monday, 6:30 pm; Town Clerk: Monday through Wednesday, 8 am - 2 pm, Thursday, 10 am - 5 pm

County
Labor Market Area Littleton, NH-VT LMA, NH part
Tourism Region Great North Woods
Planning Commission North Country Council
Regional Development

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

Incorporated: 1784
Origin: This territory, first granted in 1764 under the name Chiswick, originally encompassed Lisbon, Littleton, and Dalton. In 1770, a portion of the grant was renamed Apthorp, after relatives of the Wentworths. At that time, the grantees were bought out by Colonel Moses Little, commander of the 24th Massachusetts Bay Regiment and relative of the Apthorp family. In 1784, the grant was divided into two towns, Littleton, named for the Colonel, and Dalton, which bears the name of the Colonel's great-grandson, Tristram Dalton, a prominent colonial merchant and classmate of Governor John Wentworth at Harvard.
Villages and Place Names: Cushman, Scott
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 14 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Dalton totaled 460 over 49 years, from 425 in 1970 to 885 in 2019. The largest decennial percent change was a 58 percent increase between 1970 and 1980, accounting for half of the total numeric increase. The 2019 Census estimate for Dalton was 885 residents, which ranked 192nd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area, 2019 (US Census Bureau): 32.1 persons per square mile of land area. Dalton contains 27.5 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget: Municipal Appropriations, 2020 $919,551
Budget: School Appropriations, 2017-2018 $1,268,580
Zoning Ordinance No Board
Master Plan 2015
Capitol Improvement Plan No
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
Elected:Selectmen; Library
Appointed:Planning; Conservation
Public Library Dalton Public

Emergency Services
Police Department State Police
Fire Department Volunteer
Emergency Medical Service Dalton Fire Dept & Whitefield - Volunteer
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster 12 miles 25

Utilities
Electric Supplier Eversource Energy
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 ProgramYes
Recycling ProgramVoluntary
Telephone Company Time Warner
Cellular Telephone Access Limited
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service:
BusinessNo
ResidentialLimited

(NH Dept. of Revenue Administration) Property Taxes
2019 Total Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $23.86
2019 Equalization Ratio 83.9
2019 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) $18.53
2019 Percent of Local Assessed Value by Property Type
Residential Land and Buildings88.9%
Commercial Land and Buildings4.0%
Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other7.1%

(ACS 2015-2019) Housing
Total Housing Units 597
Single-Family Units, Detached or Attached 409
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:  
Two to Four Units in Structure 0
Five or More Units in Structure 0
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 188
(US Census Bureau) Population
(1-year Estimates/Decennial)
Total Population Community County
2019 885 31,563
2010 979 33,055
2000 928 33,156
1990 824 34,879
1980 672 35,014
1970 425 34,189
 
Demographics, American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019
Population by Gender
Male:   432 Female:   474
Population by Age Group
Under age 5 33
Age 5 to 19 120
Age 20 to 34 135
Age 35 to 54 199
Age 55 to 64 257
Age 65 and over 162
Median Age 53.3 years
Educational Attainment, population 25 years and over
High school graduate or higher 91.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.4%

(ACS 2015-2019) Income, Inflation Adjusted $
Per capita income $29,339
Median family income $60,455
Median household income $53,618
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers, 16 years ad over
Male $47,083
Female $32,039
Individuals below the poverty level 7.4%

(NHES - ELMI) Labor Force
Annual Average 2009 2019
Civilian Labor Force 440 430
Employed 403 415
Unemployed 37 15
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 3.5%

(NHES - ELMI) Employment & Wages
Annual Average Covered Employment 2009 2019
Goods Producing Industries
Average Employment 11 n
Average Weekly Wage $647 n
     
Service Providing Industries
Average Employment 37 n
Average Weekly Wage $829 n
     
Total Private Industry
Average Employment 47 37
Average Weekly Wage $788 $876
     
Government (Federal, State, and Local)
Average Employment 13 11
Average Weekly Wage $468 $374
     
Total, Private plus Government
Average Employment 60 49
Average Weekly Wage $719 $759

If "n" appears, data does not meet disclosure standards.


(NH Dept. of Education) Education and Child Care
Schools students attend: Grades K-12 are part of White Mountains Regional (Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster, Whitefield) SAU 36
Career Technology Center(s): Hugh J. Gallen Career & Technical Center (Littleton); White Mountains RHS (Whitefield) Region: 3
Educational Facilities (includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools
Grade Levels
Total Enrollment
2020 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (Bureau of Child Care Licensing): Total Facilities: 0 Total Capacity: 0
Nearest Community/Technical College: White Mountains
Nearest Colleges or Universities: Granite State College-Littleton

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Town of Dalton Municipal services 7+

Employer Information Supplied by Municipality


(Distance estimated from city/town hall) Transportation
Road Access US Routes
State Routes 135, 142
Nearest Interstate, Exit I-93, Exit 43
Distance 9 miles
Railroad Maine Central
Public Transportation No
 
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
Mt Washington Reg, WhitefieldRunway4,001 ft. asphalt
Lighted? Yes Navigational Aids? Yes
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Service
Lebanon Municipal Distance 76 miles
Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 1
 
Driving distance to selected cities:
Manchester, NH 115 miles
Portland, ME 113 miles
Boston, MA 166 miles
New York City, NY 346 miles
Montreal, Quebec 175 miles

(ACS 2015-2019) Commuting to Work
Workers 16 years and over
Drove alone, car/truck/van 80.5%
Carpooled, car/truck/van 11.3%
Public transportation 0.0%
Walked 0.0%
Other Means 8.3%
Worked at home 4.9%
Mean Travel Time to Work 27.8 minutes
 
Percent of Working Residents: (ACS 2015-2019)
Working in community of residence 10.0%
Commuting to another NH community 85.1%
Commuting out-of-state 4.9%
Recreation, Attractions, and Events
X Municipal Parks
YMCA/YWCA
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Swimming: Indoor Facility
Swimming: Outdoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
Museums
Cinemas
Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
Youth Organizations (i.e., Scouts, 4-H)
Youth Sports: Baseball
Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
Bicycle Trails
Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreational Area
Overnight or Day Camps
   
Nearest Ski Area(s): Bretton Woods
   
Other: Forest Lake State Beach

Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, NH Employment Security, 2021. Community Response Received 9/24/20

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